I have a Netgear GS-308T and have been able to run OpenWRT just fine.
Just for fun I'm trying to compile vanilla kernel v6 and make it boot. However when I try do so I see nothing coming out on the console.
I am using the openwrt toolchain, the "arch/mips/generic" kernel config, and the u-boot bootargs is:
The output I get on the console is:
RTL838x# bootm ## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 81000000 ... Version: MIPS OpenWrt Linux-5.10.167 Created: 2023-02-20 21:51:11 UTC Data Size: 4114004 Bytes = 3.9 MB Checksum ... OK Loading Kernel Image ... OK OK Starting kernel ...
(Please ignore the wrong version in the uboot bundle headers) And then nothing...
At this point I am not sure if it's the kernel image that is busted or just the console.
Any ideas on what may I be missing? Or any pointers to documents I should read about bringing a vanilla kernel up on one of these boards?