Tutorial Step 3: Creating a Boot Floppy Disk for the CEPC (Windows CE 5.0)

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To use your CEPC for the first time, you must first install an application that creates a boot floppy disk for the CEPC, and then run the application to create the boot floppy disk.

To create a boot floppy disk for the CEPC

  1. On the development workstation, open Windows Explorer, navigate to <Platform Builder installation path>\Cepb\Utilities, and run the utility Websetup.exe.

    The Setup Webimage dialog window appears.

  2. Install WebImage in the Windows directory of your development workstation by choosing Install.

  3. In <Platform Builder installation path>\Cepb\Utilities, locate and run the disk image file Cepcboot.144.

    The Web Image NT dialog window appears.

  4. On the development workstation, insert a floppy disk into a floppy disk drive.

    If you want to format the floppy disk before creating the boot floppy disk, select the Format before making disk check box.

  5. Start the creation process by choosing A Drive or B Drive, depending on which floppy disk drive contains the floppy disk.

  6. Close the Web Image NT window after the boot floppy disk is created by choosing Cancel.

  7. Verify that the boot floppy disk contains the correct files.

    The following table shows the files the boot floppy disk should contain.

    **Note   **To view all files created, be sure your browser settings allow the display of hidden and system files.

    File Description
    Autoexec.bat Batch file that Microsoft MS-DOS requires.
    Command.com Command file that MS-DOS requires.
    Config.sys System file that MS-DOS requires.
    Drvspace.bin Binary file that adjusts the settings in the Drvspace.ini file to mount a drive.
    Eboot.bin Binary file that constitutes the Ethernet boot loader.

    Eboot.bin is identical to Eboot.bix, except that Eboot.bix is compressed.

    Himem.sys System file that MS-DOS requires.
    Io.sys System file that MS-DOS requires.
    Loadcepc.exe Executable file that loads the Eboot.bin boot loader image.
    Msdos.sys System file that MS-DOS requires.
    Readme.txt Text file that contains instructions.
    Sboot.bin Binary file that constitutes the serial boot loader.
    Sys.com MS-DOS application file.
    Vesatest.exe MS-DOS file that tests the VGA BIOS on the video card to ensure compatibility with the Windows CE–based default display driver.

    The Readme.txt file provides additional information about this file.

  8. Edit the Autoexec.bat file on the boot floppy disk, which uses the settings for a PCI Ethernet card by default, to match the settings for your Ethernet card:

    • If you have a PCI Ethernet card, verify that NET_IRQ is set equal to 0 and NET_IOBASE is set equal to 0.
    • If you have an ISA Ethernet card, set NET_IRQ equal to the setting for your NIC IRQ and NET_IOBASE equal to the setting for your NIC I/O base.

    If you do not know what type of Ethernet card you have, use the settings for PCI.

    If you cannot complete the next step of the tutorial with the settings for PCI, use the settings for ISA instead.

See Also

Tutorial Step 4: Setting Up a Connection to the CEPC and Downloading the Run-Time Image | Tutorial Step 2: Building the Custom Run-Time Image for the CEPC | Tutorial: Building a Run-Time Image for a CEPC | Tutorials | Creating a Boot Disk for the National Geode SP4SC30 | Run-Time Image Downloading Process

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