Re: How to install Bootloader
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 11:18 PM, Rupin Chheda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a device which is running WinCE currently,and i need to get Linux on
> this device.It runs ARM 926EJ-S with 64 MB Ram..The device only has one USB
> host and one USB Slave..
> The issue that I face is that I am not able to halt the bios on this
> device,so that I could actually coax it to open a serial terminal so that I
> could install from the USB stick.Is it the way we halt bioses on normal
> machine by pressing the del key?
> Can you please point to a how-to or getting started in such a scenario..
> Also,before I format and go to the next step,What kind of a GUI does
> embdebain support on such a hardware configuration?.WinCE is running pretty
> well on this, with the Touchscreen working well, so my guess is there would
> be support for a native display manager...
Bootloaders for arm systems generally look a lot different than the
bios/grub combination you might be used to with x86, but as with x86
you do need a bootloader. I would checkout your specific platform and
see if someone has already ported a bootloader (u-boot and redboot are
very common). If it's currently running WinCE then there is a good
chance the only way to get the bootloader on the unit is to use a