Sure, all you need is the embedding kit thingie. You’re interested in
customizing the IPL. The way it works is in your customized IPL you scan the
FLASH device (which appears as contiguous memory in the system I assume) for
the signature in the image you made, then check it out to make sure it’s
valid, and then you jump into it. It’s pretty simple once you get all of the
technicalities covered, actually. If you don’t need the BIOS to do your board
setup (you’re willing to do it all yourself), then you can use the whole FLASH
and have dual images and boot one or the other (allows for buggered IPL updates
in the field) and have lots-o-stuff in there. They really did a nice job on
making the whole thing easy to embed. Now figuring out what exactly you need
to purchase to get the tools to actually do it is a farging nightmare…
-Warren “I’m their leader, which way did they go?” Peece
“Andrea Borsic” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
| Hi everybody,
| Can I ask a stupid question ?
| I’m using a PC/104 x86 card from DSP Design ( model TP400 ). The board comes
| with a 32MB Compact Flash card and with a 2MB AMD flash memory were the BIOS
| and CMOS settings are stored. The AMD flash memory in not completely full,
| but there is still a bit of space.
| Has anyone ever succeeded in “squeezing” a neutrino+tcpip+devn image in a
| similar device ?
| I don’t expect the footprint to be a problem, but just have not idea of how
| the device would appear to QNX.
| I regard this possible configuration as interesting and very general, as one
| can then upload every other bit through bootp.
| Andrea Borsic.