Boot from DOC 2000

Veikko Werner veikko.werner at
Thu Sep 6 02:09:08 EDT 2001

Hi Holger,

I think the HOWTO is good for your target.
I don't see the problem.
create a partition on the DOC, make an ext2 fs on it.
You need to build your root file system on the DOC
create a /etc/lilo.conf  (search the net for mtd-lilo - you'll find a
mtd-lilo.conf or something else)
and use mtd-lilo -r /mnt/nftla1 (or wherever you mount /dev/nftla1) to let
the DOC boot
what M-Systems firmware do you have on it?
if the kernel assumes a mtd device that you don't have - where is it than?


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Holger Friedrich [SMTP:friedrich at]
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 05, 2001 5:14 PM
> To:	'linux-mtd at'
> Subject:	Boot from DOC 2000
> Hi all,
> I got my kernel to recognize the DOC, I can mount it as nftla, I can put
> file systems on it, read and write. I was even able to put a demo from
> elinos on it and boot it, but this was on msdos fs using syslinux as
> bootloader. 
> Now I want to boot a "real" linux using ext2 or jffs. I've tried to work
> through the mtd-jffs-HOWTO. It works fine as long as you just want to
> detect the DOC. When it comes to booting from it it seems to assume a
> mtd device, which I don't have. 
> I'd like to know how to deal with nftl devices. 
> Could anyone point me in the right direction?
> Thanks in advance Holger
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