Preparing and booting from a SATA hard drive

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Preparing and booting from a SATA hard drive

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andrewellis
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Hi

I'm wanting to try using a SATA hard drive with my SabreSD board.

In the reference manual I can see how to set the dip switches to boot from a SATA device, but there is no mention of how to configure uboot to work with a SATA drive. The source code for uboot has no mention of SATA.

Is it possible to build uboot to run from a SATA device, and then boot Linux from the SATA drive? Where can I find some instructions for how to do this?

I have search for other posts, but the relate to boards with i.MX5x chips and the instructions appear to be no use to what I'm trying to acheive.

Kind regards

Andrew

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jimmychan
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Attached is Uboot document for i.MX6.

And this is for your information about enable sata command in uboot.

https://community.freescale.com/message/318957#318957

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jimmychan
NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Attached is Uboot document for i.MX6.

And this is for your information about enable sata command in uboot.

https://community.freescale.com/message/318957#318957

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andrewellis
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Hi Jimmy

Thank you for your reply.

I have followed the steps in the attached document in section 3.4, but when I set thte dip switch for booting from SATA, and turn on the system, nothing is shown in the terminal. I can't find any other steps.

Is there something else I need to do to the SATA drive before I can boot from it?

Andrew

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QiaopingZhang
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Hi Ellis,

Did you solve your problem yet?

I have the same problem you meet,would you give some advice please?

thanks a lot~~

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