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tonyb
post May 16 2004, 09:47 PM
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Can the Zaurus CF slot be set as the boot device?
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Mickeyl
post May 17 2004, 02:13 AM
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Not without a better boot loader. You could look into porting LAB (Linux as Bootloader), which is shaping up very good.
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post May 17 2004, 04:24 AM
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What about using the "Dual Boot" scripts for the CF slot?

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/index.php?n...light=dual+boot

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post May 17 2004, 04:47 AM
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I played around with booting up form the cf card. But I was never able to do it. I think I have to recompile the kernel with the pcmcia driver as a module. And than load that before it trys to boot.

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post May 17 2004, 05:52 AM
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Let's get the terminology straight here. If I say booting from CF then I mean having the kernel and rootfs on CF. Everything else is just booting "with rootfs on CF". The former is not possible without a better bootloader.
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post May 17 2004, 05:59 AM
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Let's get the terminology straight here. If I say booting from CF then I mean having the kernel and rootfs on CF. Everything else is just booting "with rootfs on CF". The former is not possible without a better bootloader.


I was talking about just haveing root on cf. Of curese there are some down sides. Such as you wont be able to sawp out you cf card for a wifi.

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post May 17 2004, 10:32 AM
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Use an SD card then.
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post May 18 2004, 03:23 PM
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Let's get the terminology straight here. If I say booting from CF then I mean having the kernel and rootfs on CF. Everything else is just booting "with rootfs on CF". The former is not possible without a better bootloader.


I have the CF booting, my mini-Slackware 2.4.25, off a pc104 Geode and was planning on using oe to port the source to the arm. Guess I could chroot my 6000L to the rootfs on the CF, but going to look on helping with that LAB bootstrap project also.

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post May 20 2004, 04:11 AM
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Great! Appreciating any contribution. LAB on the Zaurii would simply _rock_.
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post May 20 2004, 08:19 AM
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One difficulty is that the CF needs to be online to use as boot/root, which requires the PCMCIA subsystem to be up, but many portions are external programs so can't start until Linux itself is up.
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post May 20 2004, 08:25 AM
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No problem for LAB. LAB _is_ Linux biggrin.gif
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