OpenEmbedded/Yocto BSP layer for platforms with Ingenic MIPS SoC
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OpenEmbedded/Yocto BSP layer for platforms with Ingenic MIPS SoC

This README file contains information on building the meta-jz-mips BSP layer, and booting the images contained in the /binary directory. Please see the corresponding sections below for details.


This layer depends on:

URI: git:// branch: master

URI: git:// layers: meta branch: master

URI: git:// layers: xxxx branch: master


Please submit any patches against this BSP to the Yocto mailing list ( and cc: the maintainer:

Maintainer: XXX YYYYYY

Please see the meta-xxxx/MAINTAINERS file for more details.

Table of Contents

I. Building the meta-jz-mips BSP layer II. Booting the images in /binary

I. Building the meta-jz-mips BSP layer

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In order to build an image with BSP support for a given release, you need to download the corresponding BSP tarball from the 'Board Support Package (BSP) Downloads' page of the Yocto Project website.

Having done that, and assuming you extracted the BSP tarball contents at the top-level of your yocto build tree, you can build a jz-mips image by adding the location of the meta-jz-mips layer to bblayers.conf, along with any other layers needed (to access common metadata shared between BSPs) e.g.:

yocto/meta-xxxx/meta-jz-mips \

To enable the jz-mips layer, add the jz-mips MACHINE to local.conf:

MACHINE ?= "jz-mips"

You should then be able to build a jz-mips image as such:

$ source oe-init-build-env $ bitbake core-image-sato

At the end of a successful build, you should have a live image that you can boot from a USB flash drive (see instructions on how to do that below, in the section 'Booting the images from /binary').

As an alternative to downloading the BSP tarball, you can also work directly from the meta-xxxx git repository. For each BSP in the 'meta-xxxx' repository, there are multiple branches, one corresponding to each major release starting with 'laverne' (0.90), in addition to the latest code which tracks the current master (note that not all BSPs are present in every release). Instead of extracting a BSP tarball at the top level of your yocto build tree, you can equivalently check out the appropriate branch from the meta-xxxx repository at the same location.

II. Booting the images in /binary

--- replace with specific instructions for your platform ---

This BSP contains bootable live images, which can be used to directly boot Yocto off of a USB flash drive.

Under Linux, insert a USB flash drive. Assuming the USB flash drive takes device /dev/sdf, use dd to copy the live image to it. For example:

# dd if=core-image-sato-jz-mips-20101207053738.hddimg of=/dev/sdf
# sync
# eject /dev/sdf

This should give you a bootable USB flash device. Insert the device into a bootable USB socket on the target, and power on. This should result in a system booted to the Sato graphical desktop.

If you want a terminal, use the arrows at the top of the UI to move to different pages of available applications, one of which is named 'Terminal'. Clicking that should give you a root terminal.

If you want to ssh into the system, you can use the root terminal to ifconfig the IP address and use that to ssh in. The root password is empty, so to log in type 'root' for the user name and hit 'Enter' at the Password prompt: and you should be in.

If you find you're getting corrupt images on the USB (it doesn't show the syslinux boot: prompt, or the boot: prompt contains strange characters), try doing this first:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdf bs=1M count=512