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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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9.3. Installation and Configuration

eCos provides a template called Redboot. Using this template, the default packages used with the RedBoot ROM monitor are loaded and configured with the default option settings. The specific packages loaded depend on the hardware platform you are using. For example, the Motorola PowerPC MBX860 board platform loads the Ethernet device driver since this is supported on the MBX platform. However, the Intel StrongARM SA-1100 Multimedia board platform does not contain Ethernet support; therefore, the Ethernet device driver is not loaded on the SA-1100 Multimedia platform. We cover building a RedBoot image in Chapter 12.

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Most HAL packages include a .ecm file that can be imported, along with using the RedBoot ...

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