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Re: Help with Redboot

On 01/03/11 12:49, manohar kalyan wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to port redboot on Atom D510 development board and I have tried a lot of ways, including some methods which were given in the mailing list but was not successful. Most of the methods given in the mailing list use floppy drive to port redboot on their boards, but unfortunately, the board which I am working on doesn't have floppy drive and has USB ports.
> Can any one please guide me in this regard? I have Intel Atom D510 development board with USB ports and no floopy.and I want to port redboot on it so that I can communicate with a serial port and run programs on the board.
> Thank you,
> Manohar

Might I suggest the following (assuming bootable USB):

1. Format a small USB flash drive partition EXT2
2. Install grub to the drive
3. Obtain memdisk from the syslinux distribution
4. Configure grub to load memdisk as your kernel, specifying your floppy
image as the initrd.

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