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

Rick Compton rick_c_compton at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 9 20:37:43 UTC 2003


I think you misunderstood my question. Soren provides an option to have the
CF slot removed and the flash that would be in CF form directly mounted onto
the board. Not to be confused with the other flash which holds the BIOS.
Hence you can't use the normal procedure to transfer the Linux image since
itis sodlered onto the board.

Does anybody else know if there is a way for flashing the Linux image onto
that flash.

Thank you.


-----Original Message-----
From: soekris-tech-admin at lists.soekris.com
[mailto:soekris-tech-admin at lists.soekris.com]On Behalf Of Chuck Yerkes
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 12:27 PM
To: Soekris-Tech
Subject: Re: [Soekris] How to download Linux Image through the serial

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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