Can't get a rom image below 512k?
Ronald G. Minnich
rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Nov 14 00:00:01 CET 2002
On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Andrew Kohlsmith wrote:
> I *think* I did this right. I'm getting a 64k linuxbios.rom and a 512k
> romimage file. I'm using 2.4.19 with the SIS patch (as per the SBC710 port
I missed something, is your kernel in the 512k romimage?
> Now my biggest concern is that the target board has a 256k flash device. I
> don't think I can fit 512k into 256k. :-)
so you'll need etherboot.
> I'm using the digitallogic smartcore-p5 as a guide, as my target board is also
> a 430tx-based board. I've written an SMC FDC37n958fr super io intializer
> (based on the 37c67x) but otherwise they're pretty similar.
the smartcore-p5 I think builds a 256KB romimage.
> My intention is to use the LinuxBIOS to either boot a real kernel using
> etherboot (I have to compile in PCMCIA then though) or to boot from a
> IDE-attached CompactFlash card.
IDE-attached CF works now for me on several platforms.
I'm intrigued though, how small is your kernel again?
Are you sure that a 512KB flash won't work in your board? the address
lines might be there.
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