[Soekris] linux on the net4501
skmail at mcewen.wcnet.org
Tue Apr 9 03:47:44 UTC 2002
I have looked at it, although it didn't seem to make any difference. I'll
give it more consideration though.
I'm not sure it's possible to boot from a USB CF card, as it takes drivers
to init and make available the CF card in the first place.
Might be able to do it with your kernel on a floppy disk to boot from
On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, David LeBlanc wrote:
> Yes, there is elan specific patch(es). See
> I myself would like some help in getting linux installed on my net4501. I
> was thinking of using one of the LRP distributions - in particular, the new
> ones at the LEAF project at sourceforge.
> How do you get a box to boot from a CF card if the CF "slot" is on USB?
> David LeBlanc
> Seattle, WA USA
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> > Subject: [Soekris] linux on the net4501
> > Hi all-
> > I am building a little firewall out of the net4501. I have taken a RedHat
> > Linux 7.2 based system and removed all the junk, installed tinylogin and
> > busybox, and shrunk it down to about 20 megs. It's going to run on a read
> > only flash disk, with anything that required read-write being placed in
> > ramdisk. I'm trying to use the latest stable kernel 2.4.18, and having a
> > hell of a time. I tried with everything I need compiled in, and it gets
> > halfway through the booting process then dies at the message "freeing
> > unused kernel memory", with no error message. Also tried with modules,
> > it's my first try with the modules so I may have accidently removed
> > something I needed, but it dies after "loading linux...".
> > I can take that flash module out, put it in a desktop machine and boot/run
> > from it, and it works perfectly every time.
> > For those of you running linux, what kernel versions are you all using?
> > Or if someone could send me their .config file from a recent kernel that
> > does successfully boot so I can see what options you're using, that would
> > be much appreciated.
> > Or is there some specific patch that I need to apply to the kernel for the
> > Elan processor that I don't know about?
> > Thanks for any help.
> > Scot
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