[E3-hacking] Boot from flash

Antony Stone Antony.Stone at e3.open.source.it
Fri Sep 1 13:57:40 BST 2006


I've just got my first E3 booting Linux 2.6.17 using the Wiki guidelines.

It's great to see a Tux logo on the E3 display with the kernel boot messages 
going past, and to have a command line at the other end of the serial port.

I have two questions:

1. How do I enable the E3's keyboard/s so that I can use the ash shell from 
there as well as (or instead of) on the end of the serial port?

(I've tried changing the kernel boot arguments from "console=tty0 
console=ttyS0,115200n8" to "console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0"; I've tried 
just "console=tty0" and I've tried no console definition at all.)

2. Now that I know I have a 2.6.27 kernel which works on the machine, is there 
a way to load this into the onboard flash so that the machine boots 
standalone into real Linux, instead of having to use the serial cable every 



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