[Cerowrt-devel] trying a pcengines box
dave.taht at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 21:30:54 EDT 2016
On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM, Luis E. Garcia <luis at bitamins.net> wrote:
> Put tinyOS on a USB stick.
just dd the img file?
> What do the first two lines fron BIOS/Boot sequence look like on your board?
seabios rel 1.8.0-190-lotsofhashbits
> Depending on the BIOS version preloaded on the board it might be able to
> boot from the SD Card until it has been updated. PXE-Boot has been added in
> the latest BIOS image - the menu option to enable it is there but on older
> BIOS images it doesn't do anything - on the other hand on the latest image
> it is enabled by default and you will always get the prompt to hit the key
> to boot into it - after 10 seconds it times out and continues the boot
> The male serial port is a hassle but I made an adapter to use the CISCO
> style RJ45 to USB.
No, in my world a female serial port is a hassle, being able to use this
without gender changer or null modem re-converter was a nice change.
> Did you get both the APU1 and APU2 boards?
> On Friday, April 22, 2016, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Luis:
>> Well, the boards arrived today...
>> Yea! The right gender serial port! A serial bios that...
>> I tried to boot ubuntu 16.04, from a usb stick, it goes right to the
>> I put in tinyOS on the SDcard slot, it's not recognised as a bootable
>> option in the first place.
>> I enable pxe-boot, it doesn't show up in the menu
>> I read up on bootloader upgrades, it appears you need to have a booted
>> os to run the bootloader upgrade.
>> ? How do I get the darn thing booted?
>> Aside from that ( :) ), it's a very good looking board that could do
>> exactly what I need, for two full length radios (or one half length
>> with an adaptor), I guess I'd find a machine shop to drill 4 new holes
>> for antennas.
>> I'm a little nervous about the heat spreader also - the single cpu
>> memtest hits 60C.
>> On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Luis E. Garcia <luis at bitamins.net>
>> > I have both boards and can say that they both very good networking
>> > platforms
>> > - the apu1 has the small issue of the Realtek drivers for the ethernet
>> > ports, Pascal has solved that i the apu2 by going with Intel ethernet
>> > ports
>> > - My guess is that they won't do a full marketing push on the apu2 until
>> > the
>> > bios for it is feature-complete (it's very close now).
>> > On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, Erkki Lintunen <erkki.lintunen at iki.fi>
>> > wrote:
>> >> * Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> [2016-04-19 21:07:52 -0700]:
>> >> > http://pcengines.ch/apu1d4.htm
>> >> May it be you have missed their latest apu2 board with a better cpu?
>> >> http://pcengines.ch/apu2b2.htm
>> >> According to their price list apu2 with 4GB ram costs the same as
>> >> apu1d4. A strange thing is that PC Engines is a bit shy on telling
>> >> about
>> >> apu2 and only link to apu2 product page I could find is very briefly on
>> >> the bottom of their front page.
>> >> - Erkki
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>> Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
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