Use of compact flash

Andy Pearce andy.pearce at
Tue Feb 17 01:57:01 CET 2004


	So if I get this correct the rom has been flashed but it effectively 
has no kernel in it, this resides on the CF card. I guess this means that 
this card can then be switched to another machine and easily changed with
another kernel to test changes. Am I anywhere near on the right lines yet ?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ron minnich [mailto:rminnich at]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 12:58 AM
> To: Andy Pearce
> Cc: linuxbios at
> Subject: Re: Use of compact flash
> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004, Andy Pearce wrote:
> >   "I think you're much better off with an adapter for compact 
> flash. That's
> >   an open, widely used standard which has worked well for us."
> > Can you explain this a bit, does it mean that its possible to
> > some how redirect the rom from which the PC boots ? i.e. switch
> > it to a CF adapter card ?
> you boot linuxbios from flash, but the linuxbios payload comes from CF. 
> ron

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