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> I'm developing an embedded system based on linux with:
> 486 + 8Mb+ custom A/D+ flash memory card and NO HD.
> I don't know if is possible make linux boot from PCMCIA 2Mbyte flash
> memory card and load a reduced kernel. Does anyone already solved this
> Thanks for the answers.
Is it possible? Sure! Has it been done? No, not unless your flash
card simulates a floppy- or hard disk in the BIOS (in which case it is
just like booting from normal media.)
You don't need a reduced kernel in 2MB -- Linux stores its kernel
compressed, and is on the order of 400-500K compressed. If you want
to do run-in-place, however, then you're going to have to make some
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