Burning BIOS on FLASH ROMS, is the kernel also needs to burnt on it

Deepak Kotian dkotian3 at vsnl.net
Wed Apr 9 14:52:00 CEST 2003

Thanks for the quick response.

If I use ADLO, will the machine boot up really fast, would there be
degradation because of this. My main intention is to improve the startup
time to around
2/3 seconds.

About ADLO, I could not see it in the utils folder in the linuxbios source I
Can the cvs snapshot be updated please. I do not have access to LINUX box as
of now.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Agnew" <agnew at cs.umd.edu>
To: "Deepak Kotian" <dkotian3 at vsnl.net>
Cc: <linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: Burning BIOS on FLASH ROMS, is the kernel also needs to burnt
on it

> 3 ways.
> 1. Etherboot 5.0.6 with polled ide patch:
> download etherboot-5.0.6 and see http://www.missl.cs.umd.edu/~agnew/ for
> the patch.
> 2. Etherboot development series:
> download etherboot-5.1.7
> 3. ADLO
> see freebios/utils/ADLO/ from the linuxbios cvs. (this one is the most
> work, but wont require you to modify your kernel when you're done)
> - Adam Agnew
> On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Deepak Kotian wrote:
> > HI,
> >
> >     Looking at the burn mtd script, it seems that the linux kernel image
also needs
> >     to be burnt on the BIOS flash along with linuxbios.In this case, if
the customized kernel
> >     image is around 900KB  ,then it may be difficult to fit it on the
FLASH ROMS which is
> >     usually 2-4MBit.
> >     Is there a way to boot it from IDE device itself instead of the
above process.
> >
> >     Could some please clarify on this.
> >
> > Thanks and Regards
> > Deepak
> >
> >

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