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Sun Dec 9 17:34:17 CET 2012

plain IDE device will in fact work, but I did not want to do that
because the card could be unplugged after boot and Linux would
surely not like that. (At the very least, the slot would stop
working until reboot, not good enough.)

Linux pcmcia did not start the CF slot until after udevstart was
run, so initramfs/initrd was required for root on CF.

I discussed this on linux-pcmcia and it seems that in the 2.6.18rc7
kernel I was using the CF card just wasn't added to the kernel
drivers, but it has been added since.

I'd like to try this with a recent kernel, it may just work now.

> As for my current issue, I just read something that leads me to
> believe that I need to disable PCI support in filo, but I won't be
> able to try until later tonight.

Yes, that is correct. From my FILO Config:


Re long cycles, I suggest using an Etherboot payload. You can even
send FILO as a boot image to Etherboot, and experimenting with kernel
parameters becomes simple.

subnet netmask {
  range dynamic-bootp;
  option routers;
  option domain-name-servers;
  if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "PXEClient" {
    filename "/eb-5.4.1-via-rhine.zpxe";
  } else if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "Etherboot" {
    filename "/boot.elf";
    option vendor-encapsulated-options 3c:09:45:74:68:65:72:62:6f:6f:74:ff;

Starting tftpd from the shell: (make sure to use hpa-tftp)
in.tftpd -l -s -p -u root /root/epia


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