[ECOS] Installing Redboot on a pendrive

Andrew Lunn andrew@lunn.ch
Sat Jul 11 12:47:00 GMT 2009

On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 01:44:14PM +0200, Alessio Bianchi wrote:
> On 07/11/2009 10:41 AM, 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.
> Thanks for your fast reply.
> I tried putting GRUB on a pendrive and building eCos with the 'GRUB'
> flag in the HAL section. I started from a 'net' template, and I
> built an hello world application (prints hello world via printf),
> linking it to the generated ecos library.
> When I boot the pendrive, GRUB accepts the generated file, but when I
> give GRUB the 'boot' command, just a black screen appears (I waited
> several minutes).
> What I'm doing wrong?

Probably you should be listening to the serial port for the hello


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