[LinuxBIOS] newbi questions for VIA EPIS MII6000E target
Ronald G Minnich
rminnich at lanl.gov
Mon May 1 00:36:03 CEST 2006
lists at seicento.selfip.org wrote:
> Hi all ... I'm about to make my first attempt to boot my MII6000E from the
> onboard CF adapter so pleas forgive my possibly stupid questions.
> I have a few questions regarding this:
> VIA's fartboot firmware tells me that it's mandatory to use mkelfImage on
is this intentional :-)
> bothe kernel and initrd, is this also true for linuxBIOS ?
Yes. Claim is that fartboot is actually linuxbios; who knows?
> Even if vga bios is copied over from original flash will video be blank
> untill kernel initializes the video card or will it be possible to see the
> tipical "loading linux ......" and consequent tipical kernel messages on
> video ?
if vga is enabled in linuxbios, you'll see all output.
> If the latter is possible would I need to avoid passing console to be
> serial amongst the kernel options ?
> According to documentation on the linuxBIOS home
> the etherboot payload has bothe ide and net boot capabilities ... will
> this let me boot from the onboard CF adapter ?
> What adjustments must I make to the EPIA-M-howto documentation to use the
> etherboot payload ?
Someone else will have to answer that.
I can never get etherboot to build :-)
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