[clug-talk] Linux SBC Workshop: Hardware Choice
gustin at echostar.ca
Thu Sep 27 15:30:27 PDT 2007
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> The issue is that the board uses modules for the SD card and the USB
> drive. That means that you need an initrd with those modules to be able
> to boot from those devices. Either that or recompile the kernel, hoping
> that the device writer allowed for building the drivers into the kernel
> (I think they are written to only be modules) so that you can have MKDEV
> put the nodes into the /dev directory. Without that the board will not
> find its boot device - kernel panic.
- From looking at the site it would appear that you could boot from USB
flash. I am familiar with initrd since all the kernels I build boot
from initrd first.
Honestly my biggest problem is finding a problem for this to solve. I
have a very particular perspective on computing, which revolves around
networking and commodity PC hardware. This is a newish world to me
(OpenWRT, NSLU2, and the Hauppauge MVP notwithstanding).
Anyway, for the hardware, I will probably go with whatever Mark gets
(clock and temperature addons as well).
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