[Soekris] How to download Linux Image through the serial port.

John Fraizer tvo at EnterZone.Net
Tue Dec 9 20:33:29 UTC 2003


And to answer his question, the way to get Linux on the box is to netboot
it.

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Chuck Yerkes wrote:

> Quoting Rick Compton (rick_c_compton at yahoo.com):
> > Hello All:
> > 
> > Apologies in advance if this is covered elsewhere. I did check the archive
> > without luck.
> > 
> > I am about to purchase some 4521 boxes with the flash on the board rather
> > than using a CF slot. My question is how to I get my Linux image onto that
> > on-board flash. I know there is a download command on the bios but that is
> > where I am stuck. Can someone guide a newbie through the process?
> 
> Wow, a whole festival of bad questions.  This is 3 of 3.
> 
> The soekris BIOS is just that, a bios.
> It's not unix, it won't RUN unix.  It's a BIOS.
> 
> The BIOS is used, for most intents, to get it to boot from
> the "disk" which happens to be a compact Flash in our case.
> 
> You cannot/do not "upload linux through the serial port" to the
> flash that is there (say it with me) for the BIOS.  The
> BIOS is the layer between the board and the operating system.
> 
> 
> Further, the Soekris is not a card for another computer, it IS a computer.
> 
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