2.01 embedded on 256MB Compact Flash
Can it be done and how if it can be done?
For some strange reason my CF-readers will not accept 1 or 4 Gb cards but it will run from a 256MB card.
I know there is a 512MB image out there but i don't have a 512 card and the stores around here doesn't have anything smaller than a 4GB.
Your CF card reader probably doesn't support UDMA correctly and most newer and larger cards are UDMA.
Depending on how your card reader is connected your may be able to disable DMA.
Well that explains why it wont boot but it doesn't explain why i shouldn't be able to put an image on a 256 card :)
On the other hand
Never Mind - IT BOOTED :)
The link talked about disabling IDE features so I turned of everything i Could in the Bios Regarding to HDD features and now it boots.
Not fast - not fast at all but it boots and that is what counts ;D
For anyone else running into the same problem.
My motherboard is a asus P5p800 SE.
Latest bios (803 i think)
One IDE CF card reader with a sandisk ultra 4GB card
What i did was to set the primary master (the cf card) in Bios to
Pio mode: 2
And to only use single word dma.
With that it boots the 2.01 4Gb embedded image without problems.