I am working on a group project. We are trying to load Linux onto an eBox 2300-MSJK. This is the website I have found:
DM&P make the Vortex86 system-on-chip that is in the eBox we have.
This is the manual from the above link, from the section "Download and Installation > DM&P X-Linux R5.6 Developer's Manual: xlinux-manual-r563.pdf (263 KB)"
I have followed the instructions from this manual, on page 5, under "Boot From DOS".
I used the 'makebootfat' utility. I have an autoexec.bat file with one line:
@loadlin linux initrd=ramdisk.gz ramdisk_size=32768 root=/dev/ram0 rw
(The manual incorrectly specifies 'loadin' instead of 'loadlin' for the above line)
We are using the Linux distribution "Download and Installation > X-Linux 5.6 for Vortex86DX > Running from DOS: xlr563-dx-ramdisk.tar.gz (8.33 MB)" from the first link posted above.
The flash memory onboard our eBox is 512MB (488MB actual).
On booting, the FreeDOS loads, followed by LoadLin.
The screen shows "LOADING.....",
"Now reading INITRD:",
"LOADING......(screen full of .'s)",
"This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: fpu"
"Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU"
This thread kind of mentions my problem: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-380xd-614861/
...but there are no solutions listed. 8 hours to compile a kernel? Really? Yikes.
I was wondering if anybody had any ideas? I've done a bit of research, and everything I can find tells me I have to (re)compile the kernel?
Thanks in advance.