Linux laptop... news.

Ian Molton spyro at
Thu Feb 27 09:51:08 PST 2003

On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:37:14 +0000 (UTC)
rainer at (Rainer Peter Feller) wrote:

> > > > *kernel (and maybe root FS) in user upgradeable FLASH.
> > > how many kernels? jumper protected? lilo/grub ? it should be able
> > > to load a kernel from disc! may be grub is better then
> >
> > one, probably. why do you want to boot off disc?
> hey we want to play yes? (Test)Booting an other kernel to see if we
> could use it would not be to bad ...
> hm what about booting from USB-Memory?
> /me is extending the whishlist :-)

I'd like to avoid the current PC nightmare 'must have a BIOS that can
boot off anything'.

At *most* there will be two boot media.

1) The internal flash (4MBytes *minimum*, probably 16MB)

2) A flashcard, what kind depending on the eventual board and case

There will also be a serial console that can be used to program flash if
you really balls things up.

booting from HDD, USB dongle, or anything else *wont* happen. Theres no

as long as you can program the flash, and rescue it on a ballsup, thats
all you need, and simple is *good*.
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