pc686 bsp for executables bigger than 1.44Mbytes

Chris Johns chrisj at rtems.org
Wed Jul 30 22:03:32 UTC 2008

John Pickwick wrote:
> Hi to all,
> as a prototyping platform I use a simple celeron pc with the pc686 bsp (with 
> rtems4.8.0) but my executable is getting bigger and bigger :=( The pc is 
> under windows and I used to boot from a floppy disk using the grub package 
> but I can no longer do it since my executable reached the 1.44MB limit ... 
> what are the other simple solutions to run my application (I don't have any 
> filesystem installed in my application) ?

I am using an old PC and the pc386 BSP to test file system code. My solution 
is to use etherboot. I copied it onto a floppy disk and boot from it. 
Etherboot performs a DHCP request which has the file to download in it. The 
etherboot image can download and boot the RTEMS ELF file.

The etherboot image I use can be found here:



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