Bug 1021110 - u-boot.imx does not start extlinux automatically
Summary: u-boot.imx does not start extlinux automatically
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: uboot-tools
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dennis Gilmore
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: RejectedBlocker AcceptedFreezeException
Depends On:
Blocks: ARMTracker F20BetaFreezeException
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-10-19 13:25 UTC by Niels de Vos
Modified: 2013-10-22 05:39 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: uboot-tools-2013.10-2.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-10-22 05:39:54 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Add a default menu to u-boot, which executes the default 'bootcmd' command/script (738 bytes, patch)
2013-10-19 13:25 UTC, Niels de Vos
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Description Niels de Vos 2013-10-19 13:25:17 UTC
Created attachment 813990 [details]
Add a default menu to u-boot, which executes the default 'bootcmd' command/script

Description of problem:
On my Wandboard DualLite the u-boot.imx version shows a menu and enters the commandline after a short timeout. It is needed to execute the 'boot' command to start extlinux which shows the selection of kernels installed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd the u-boot.imx to the sd-card
   # dd if=/usr/share/uboot-imx6dl/u-boot.imx of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=512 seek=2
2. boot from the sd-card

Actual results:
U-boot enters the commandline and waits for user input.

Expected results:
U-boot starts extlinux, which boots the kernel after a timeout.

Additional info:
* I've tested the attached patch, and this works fine for me.
* The default bootcmd has been patched in the Fedora package, there is no
  patch in upstream needed.
* This might be an issue on other boards as well, but I am not able to test

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2013-10-20 20:53:06 UTC
uboot-tools-2013.10-2.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 2 Dennis Gilmore 2013-10-20 23:13:06 UTC
Proposing as a blocker as i think it makes for a better user experience and violates the the following criteria, 

Expected installed system boot behavior

A system installed without a graphical package set must boot to a working login prompt without any unintended user intervention, and all virtual consoles intended to provide a working login prompt must do so.

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2013-10-21 14:15:39 UTC
According to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Supported_Platforms :

"Wandboard 	yes 	Quad works, dual and solo untested"

kinda doesn't gel with considering bugs in DualLite to be blockers?

Comment 4 Mike Ruckman 2013-10-21 16:57:15 UTC
Discussed this in 2013-10-21 Blocker Review Meeting [1]. Rejected as a blocker issue as it does not appear to be serious enough to merit that status, but accepted as a freeze exception issue as it will improve the experience on wandboard systems and looks to be a safe fix

[1] http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2013-10-21/

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-10-22 05:39:54 UTC
uboot-tools-2013.10-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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