Genesi EFIKA MX Smartbook
- SD card
- USB stick, 2G or larger
Preparing flash devices on an existing FreeBSD host
- Write the SD card image
xz -dc Efika_MX_SD_card.img.xz | dd of=/dev/mmcsd0 bs=64k
- Write the USB stick image
xz -dc Efika_MX_USB_Flash.img.xz | dd of=/dev/da0 bs=2m
Note: The /dev/mmcsd0 and /dev/da0 devices above are examples from a Thinkpad X220 laptop. Check device names carefully to ensure they correspond to your desired media before issuing the dd commands.
Booting from the flash devices on the Smartbook
- Lift off Smartbook keyboard. A small screwdriver needs to be inserted into holes near F1, F6, F10, and End to gently pry it up.
- Change dip switches from default of ON-ON-ON-off to off-off-off-ON
- Replace keyboard
- Insert SD card and USB stick in smartbook
Power up and issue the fatload and bootm commands at the Efika> prompt
Efika> fatload usb 0 0x91000000 kernel.uboot reading kernel.uboot 5513471 bytes read Efika> bootm 0x91000000 ## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 91000000 ... Image Name: FreeBSD kernel Created: 2013-02-16 13:48:48 UTC Image Type: ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed) Data Size: 5513407 Bytes = 5.3 MiB Load Address: 90100000 Entry Point: 90200100 Verifying Checksum ... OK Loading Kernel Image ... OK OK Starting kernel ...