[ECOS] Installing Redboot on a pendrive

Andrew Lunn andrew@lunn.ch
Sat Jul 11 09:25:00 GMT 2009


On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 10:41:17AM +0200, Stanislav Meduna wrote:
> Alessio Bianchi wrote:
> > Hi, I've been trying to create a pendrive (to boot off a regular PC)
> > with Redboot, but unfortunately without much success.
> 
> AFAIK on a PC the eCos only supports booting RedBoot from a floppy.
> If the pendrive can't masquerade itself as floppy to the
> machine (I happen to have one that can, but most can't),
> I think you are out of luck.
> 
> The recommended way to boot eCos applications is via GRUB.

Take a look at the sites which explain how to get linux booting from a
pen driver. Any sites which use grub to get linux booted are
applicable for getting eCos booted.

And it you need redboot for gdb support, use grub to boot redboot, to
boot your application.

     Andrew

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