Instructions on how to install plan9 on the bitsy come with the distribution in /sys/src/9/bitsy/Booting101.
To install plan9 on the ipaq we used an compaq sp700 running plan9 and a IBM Thinkpad T21 running windows2000. The first step is to install a default install of plan9 w/ all updates on the sp700. We did a network install followed by the updates:
wrap/inst -ov 03270425a.9gz wrap/inst -ov 03270507.9gz
It is easy to get the updates wrong, our initial attempt to install on the ipaq resulted in the prompter crashing on every boot, a reinstall of the plan9 build host fixed the problem.
Next build the arm distribution and bitsy loader and kernel:
cd /sys/src mk clean objtype=arm mk install cd /sys/src/cmd/aux/flashfs objtype=arm mk install mk clean cd /sys/src/boot/arm objtype=arm mk install mk clean cd /sys/src mk clean cd /arm chgrp sys * chgrp sys */* chgrp sys */*/* chgrp -u sys * chgrp -u sys */* chgrp -u sys */*/* cd /sys/src/9/bitsy objtype=arm mk 'CONF=bitsy' 9bitsyNext add any extra files you want to /sys/src/9/bitsy/sacfiles and make some modifications to the files as well as /sys/src/9/bitsy/armsac.proto Our setup is here . It is important to add the missing unicode.6.font file. Next make the ramdisk
cd /sys/src/9/bitsy objtype=arm mk ramdisk
The next step is to use the window box to save a copy of wince and then load the linux bootloader onto the ipaq. Instructions on how to do this are available from handhelds.org. The steps are:
- Install activesync on the windows box from the cdrom that came with the ipaq.
- Use activesync to copy osloader-1.3.0.exe to the ipaq using the serial cable
- Run the osloader-1.3.0 program on the ipaq to save wince as 4 images files, using Tools->Flash->Save to Files. Instructions are available from handhelds.org.
- Use Tools->Bootldr->Run to install the ram version of the bootloader.
- Now install the flash version of the bootloader. (this can turn the ipaq into a paperweight if you do it wrong) First disconnect activesync and connect to the ipaq with a terminal emulator such as TeraTerm (settings: 115200 8N 1). Hit the enter key till you get the boot> prompt type "load bootldr" and then use xmodem to transfer bootldr-0000-2.14.5 to the ipaq. According to the instructions it should say "verifying...done" when finished, but ours did not...
- protect the flash by typing:
pflash 0 0xffff 1
- Next load the plan9 kernel and ramdisk, It should be
possible to use the plan9 box for this. However we used the
windows box, as we were getting xmodem timeouts under plan9.
After transfering the kernel and ramdisk to the windows box
using TeraTerm at the boot> prompt enter:
load kerneland then start and xmodem download of the file. When that finishes enter:
load ramdiskafter that finishes type boot.
- The bisty should boot up and start the "prompter" a
simple editor that lets you enter config info like in plan9.ini
you need to add:
user=your-user-name wvkey1=your-wavelankeythe other wavelankeys are called wvkey2...wvkey4 if you are using those. When you are dine hit the esc key on the simulated keyboard. Take a look at cpurc for the other things you can set.
- add your password using:
Last Modified: May 24 2002