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From: Goran Kavrecic <gorank@×××××.si>
To: Embedded Gentoo Mail List <gentoo-embedded@g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-embedded] Advantech PCM-3350, linux box, boot from CF
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 05:42:41
Message-Id: 1071056492.2780.34.camel@rianb01
I'm trying to setup a linux box on an Advantech PCM-3350, which is an
PC/104 board. 

Follow link for details:

 I plan to boot everything from the CompactFlash card (128MB). I also
installed 256MB RAM. I will use an I/O and a multiport RS232 card.

 I already tried some installations(basically started with slackware,
but also tried others) but always failed. It boots ok into DOS but fails
booting with LiLo(it returned LI 04 - which shall be "sector not
found"). It runs ok if I boot from a rescue floppy and the chroot to
CF's /.

 Then I found on the net someone with similar problems. He(can't find
the link right now) claims that this CPU does not run as i686, but you
have to compile it as i585. And presumely this is the reason of my

 Now, I have a Gentoo 1.4 running working machine (freshly installed
last week) with a USB card reader which connects the CF card as
/dev/sda1 and I (presumely) don't have problems with that.
 I need some help how to prepare a system for basic linux functionality
on the PC/104 platform. When this gets over, I would like to have
compiling tools and RHIDE on the box for easier debugging. I presume
i'll have to compile the kernel for i585 and ripped of any non required
functionality. Would it be better to run it entirely from RAM instead of
running it from CF? I would mount the CF for writing settings and some
 At the end I would like to have the major work done on the PC/desktop
and only finalize/debug on the PC/104 box.
 Don't need fancy things, just working environment. It won't have a
standard display/keyboard on runtime, anyway.

 How would "crossdev-0.2", "base-layout lite", "uclibc buildroot/
toolchain", ...  help in this process? How to get them?


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Re: [gentoo-embedded] Advantech PCM-3350, linux box, boot from CF Daniel <dragonheart@×××××××.au>