Ugh! Seems like a low return on investment to me.
Why not choose a platform that has more future so that others could join
in? (Check out Qualcomm's just announced pdQ).
Neat project though. Good luck.
Warner Losh wrote:
> OK. I've managed to get an older CE machine at a very good price from
> ebay. I got a NEC MobilePro 400. A small machine (4M ram, 4M ROM)
> with a Vr4101 in it. The CE portion of this machine is in ROM, not
> flash. However, there are EEPROM versions of the ROM parts (at least
> from the first reading of the NEC databook there are) with similar
> pinouts (the same where it matters). I think I'm going to put sockets
> on the rom card and try to burn my own boot ROMs.
> I know that I had maintained in this forum that they were FLASH. I
> wanted to point out to whomever I had argued with that he's right, at
> least for this model.
> Bootstrapping is going to be hell. I think I'll go the flashfs on a
> pcmcia flash card route after writing a minimal boot loader. But the
> exception routines may pose a bit of a problem...
> I don't expect to have much progress on this front for a long time,
> since I have 5 other projects I'm working on and this one has a large,
> up front PITA to contend with...
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