Operating Systems Group Dept. of CS TU-Dresden
- Running Linux on top of L4
Latest release: 5.17

Booting L4Linux

L4Linux is an L4Re application. To run it you need the L4Re base services.

A very basic GRUB1 boot example can look like this:

  title L4Linux
  kernel (nd)/tftpboot/bootstrap -modaddr 0x02000000
  module (nd)/tftpboot/fiasco -serial_esc
  module (nd)/tftpboot/sigma0
  module (nd)/tftpboot/moe rom/l4linux.cfg
  module (nd)/tftpboot/l4linux.cfg
  module (nd)/tftpboot/l4re
  module (nd)/tftpboot/ned
  module (nd)/tftpboot/vmlinuz
The corresponding modules.list entry would look like this:
  entry L4Linux
  kernel fiasco -serial_esc
  roottask moe rom/l4linux.cfg
  module l4linux.cfg
  module l4re
  module ned
  module vmlinuz
  module drops-rd.rd

Note that drops-rd.rd is a ramdisk with x86 binaries. There are also ramdisks for ARM (and x86).

l4linux.cfg is a configuration script for ned. The most basic variant looks like this:

  L4.default_loader:start({}, "rom/vmlinuz mem=64M console=ttyLv0 l4x_rd=rom/drops-rd.rd root=1:0 ramdisk_size=4000 init=/bin/sh");

This is example uses a RAMdisk for easiness.

Hint: Using a serial console to your workstation is recommended, otherwise you will not see possible error messages that could show up if using a graphical system.

Last modified: Sun, Jul 28 2013, 00:11