[ECOS] RE: [iPAQ] Restore CE (or bootldr) from Redboot?

Hicks, Jamey Jamey.Hicks@compaq.com
Tue Feb 5 11:12:00 GMT 2002

> So how does this work?  Is there some way to load the WinCE image into
> RAM and then "boot" it (i.e. run it)?

The only way to test whether it runs is to load it into flash and jump
to it.

> For what it's worth, I agree whole-heartedly.  This is exactly why we
> moved to keeping the Parrot (HTC) loader in place, so at 
> least the unit
> doesn't become a total brick.  Buying a $50 CF RAM card seems like a
> pretty good investment for such a unit IMHO.

I agree with this as well, but many of the people who try out Linux on
the iPAQ do not spend the extra money on a sleeve and cards.  If they
did, they might be less inclined to reinstall WinCE.  It's a good
argument for putting USB support into redboot and/or bootldr.


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