Epia-M IDE HowTo

Hendricks David W. dwh at lanl.gov
Thu Mar 11 16:29:01 CET 2004

Etherboot (http://www.etherboot.org/) can boot Linux off a hard disk by 
using 'ide-disk' as a payload. I like to use FILO 
(http://te.to/~ts1/filo/) since it provides an optional interface sort of 
like command-line LILO for loading a kernel (I switch kernels often).

First you'll just need to make the appropriate Etherboot or FILO payload 
(Usually .elf or .zelf). As I recall, for etherboot you need to 
./configure and then make allelfs or a specific driver (make tulip, make 
via-rhine, make ide-disk, etc). For FILO you need to edit a config file 
and give it a default kernel to boot ( hda1:/boot/vmlinuz ), the 
filesystem your kernel image is on (ext3, reiser, xfs, etc). After that, 
just run 'make' and it'll create filo.elf.

After you have your payload, place it somewhere and edit your LinuxBIOS 
config, usually something like 
freebios2/targets/mainboard_vendor/mainboard_model/Config.lb. Change 
the 'payload' line to point to wherever your new payload is located, for 
example: payload /tmp/filo.elf.

On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 linuxbios at chvojka.at wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a EPIA-M (ME6000) and I want to use Linuxbios for my HTPC.
> So I want to boot from hd.
> Is there anywhere a good HowTo for this.
> The HowTo in the cvs for talks only about etherboot.
> greetz
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