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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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12.3. RedBoot

In this section, we go through the process of building, loading, and booting RedBoot. There are pre-built binary images of the RedBoot ROM monitor. These are located in the online eCos repository under the subdirectory ecos\images. The RedBoot images are grouped according to hardware architecture. It might suffice to use these images in the beginning; however, understanding how to build your own RedBoot image is important if you need to make bug fixes or enhance the standard RedBoot program.

The RedBoot image built in this example uses the FLOPPY Startup Type configuration option. This means that the RedBoot image boots and runs from the floppy disk drive of the target PC.

12.3.1. Building RedBoot

As mentioned before, we are going ...

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