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    Hello,

    Does anybody have any experience with downloading linux to a target
    via (using Red Boot) the serial port?

    I don't have my ethernet hardware working yet, but I would truly like
    to see linux boot.

    Questions:

    1) Where in memory should I download linux?

    2) Where should I download the root filesystem? How does linux know
    where it is?

    Thanks,
    Mike


  2. Re: Redboot serial download of linux -- help!

    Hi Mike,
    > Does anybody have any experience with downloading linux to a target
    > via (using Red Boot) the serial port?
    >
    > I don't have my ethernet hardware working yet, but I would truly like
    > to see linux boot.
    >
    > Questions:
    > 1) Where in memory should I download linux?

    pretty much anywhere.

    > 2) Where should I download the root filesystem? How does linux know
    > where it is?

    you can put the filesystem anywhere too, but you then need to tell the kernel where
    to find it using the initrd= boot arguement.

    regards,


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