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Old 07-23-2003, 12:18 AM   #1
radhapriya
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booting linux from flash!


Hello,

If I Linux OS resides in Flash memory rather than in hard disk how shall I boot it?

Give me suggestion plz.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 12:58 AM   #2
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Hi ,

You need to have the FLASH reader Hardware , wehere you can boot the OS from the Flash. The FLASH reader is basically a Hardware which will read the contents of the FLASH. It is nothing but a Seperate Board which slot into the Mother board of the System and will boot up from there.

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Bharath N R
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:30 AM   #3
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I have a BIOS program which performs hardware initialization. After this, it has to load my linux OS from Flash memory into SDRAM.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 07:13 PM   #4
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I have just read about mini PCs (micro-atx/mini-itx, etc) in MicroMart and apparently there is a pretty cool device that has an IDE connector at one end and a CF slot at the other, so you can use your flash drive as a standard, albeit small, IDE drive! How cool is that! I know booting from a dedicated flash drive would be better, but at least this would possibly bring flash booting to the masses ).

Anyway, at the time of writing this, the article is not available on the site - it was only published today (Thursday, 24th July, 2003). It will be soon, though.
 
  


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