Build error on the EPIA-M

Adam Sulmicki adam at
Sun Feb 27 12:13:01 CET 2005

>> i guess you can do it either way
>>         a) pcmcia/ide support in kernel and use that (big!) kernel to
>>         boot from that device
>>         b) use ide<cf> adapater and smaller kernel with ide support only.
> I don't think in-kernel will be enough.  pcmica services depend on the
> card manager deamon to detect device insertions and register the
> device.  cardmgr is user space.

it was my understanding that the reason the pcmcia/cardbus stuff got 
integrated into kernel in the first place was to support booting from such 

> So I think you will have to go early userspace or an initrd and either
> pivot root or kexec into another kernel.
> When I did my wireless pcmcia net boot setup I had to compile the
> pcmcia-cs stuff against uclibc to get it small and remove the glib
> dependency.  I was placeing it all in 1Meg of ROM so I even went
> further and hacked down cardmgr so that all it would do was register
> the device.  Then I built a small initrd with all the tools.  The boot
> system then pulled the real kernel down off the network and kexeced
> into it.

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