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Attendees are expected to have experience with Linux system administration, open source software compilation and installation, and boot loaders.
 
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Latest revision as of 08:40, 16 August 2012

Also see the workshop page on linuxtag.org.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Max number of attendees: 20
Length: Circa 2 hours

LinuxBIOS developers walk through how to configure and compile a LinuxBIOS that can be used to boot a Linux system on your VIA EPIA, EPIA-M or EPIA-MII from a boot server on the network, from a local IDE device or from a CompactFlash card. (CF is only available on EPIA-MII but with an adapter the CF card works exactly like an IDE device)

The workshop teaches attendees how to

Pushpin flash
  • configure and build EtherBoot for their EPIA board to boot from network
  • configure and build LinuxBIOS with VGA support and the EtherBoot payload
  • hotswap flash chips
  • flash the new LinuxBIOS to an empty flash chip in Linux
  • configure and build FILO for their EPIA board to boot from IDE or CF
  • finally rebuild LinuxBIOS using FILO as payload instead of EtherBoot
  • optional: configure a boot server

(the presenter will run a boot server for those who can only bring their EPIA board)

Attendees should bring the following to the workshop

  • an EPIA, EPIA-M or EPIA-MII board with power supply, keyboard and monitor or serial console
  • an x86 Linux system with gcc 4.x (this can be either on the EPIA board or on a separate system)
  • if you bring two systems (e.g. EPIA+laptop), remember to bring a crossover network cable
  • one straight networking cable for each system
  • one spare flash chip for the EPIA board or EUR 6 to purchase a pushpin flashchip

Attendees are expected to have experience with Linux system administration, open source software compilation and installation, and boot loaders.