[Soekris] How to download Linux Image through the serial port.
rkm at tsiolkovsky.co.uk
Wed Dec 10 08:23:37 UTC 2003
On Tuesday 09 Dec 2003 8:26 pm, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Quoting Rick Compton (rick_c_compton at yahoo.com):
> The soekris BIOS is just that, a bios.
> It's not unix, it won't RUN unix. It's a BIOS.
Just to muddy the waters slightly. There is the:
"... an Open Source project aimed at replacing the normal BIOS with a little
bit of hardware initialization and a compressed Linux kernel that can be
booted from a cold start."
Now it currently is aimed at the x86 PC market but I am sure it is not beyond
the wit of man to actually do this to a Soekris box.
Of course how sensible an idea it is, is anyone's guess. I have never got the
guts up to try it - yet since it means removing the bios chip whilst the PC
is up and running and replacing it with your blank EPROM (if you don't have a
"I am not a free man - I am an interactive protocol!"
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