Tried to get the hp ski ia64 simulator running recently, and fell into some newbie problems trying to get a 2.6 kernel running at the right speed with a useful amount of memory on it, mostly because I was looking at the wrong bit to try and find what limited the memory and controlled the clock timing, i.e.
- The bootloader is what restricts the available memory, not the simulator itself. Patch to increase from 130Megs to 1Gigs
- The clock runs way too fast, again the simulator doesn’t control that, the bootloader does. Patch to reduce speed dramatically so make doesn’t get woefully confused
- A prebuilt 2.6.18 kernel, and bootloader from this config