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Old 04-04-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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How to boot from Compact flash


Dear All,

I have just joined this forum. I am working on iEi Technologies industrial motherboard - IMBA 9545G. The processor is Intel Dual Core -1.8GHz.
The motherboard is working fine with Hard-disk. As an Embedded product, we want to boot the motherboard via Compact flash instead of Hard-disk.

I am beginner for this activity. Please let me know how I can do it?
It will be great, if you can share any related document or suggest any ref. book.


Thanks in advance.

Thanks,
Tushar Barhate
 
Old 04-04-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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Put in a IDE to flash adapter and use it like any other drive.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 12:28 AM   #3
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Thanks lazlow. On motherboard, we have a compact flash socket (along with IDE). So if instead of using IDE to flash adapter, if we use the compact flash socket already available on motherboard then what all changes I have to do(if any) ?


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Tushar
 
Old 04-07-2008, 12:43 AM   #4
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If the compact flash socket is not listed in your bios (check with card in slot) then it will not work. If it is listed in bios then you should be able to just use it like any other drive.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 05:02 AM   #5
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Thanks lazlow. I have checked in the BIOS setting of iEi 9454 motherboard, it seems that compact flash interface is not included.
So please guide me what to do now.
Is it the only option for me to go for IDE to Flash adaptor?
 
Old 04-11-2008, 07:16 AM   #6
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You can only boot to devices the bios sees(this is regardless of what OS you use). You can do a referred boot( boot to some other device that points to the CF card) but other than that you are pretty much stuck. You could try contacting you motherboard manufacturer.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 10:07 AM   #7
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This may help the last on the page "USB Booting compatibility Test"

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

If your system does not boot from a USB drive then you may have to update your BOIS to do so.
 
  


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