Types of images you can create
The IDE lets you create the following images:
- OS image (.ifs file)
- An image filesystem. A bootable image filesystem holds the proncto
module, your boot script, and possibly other components such as drivers and
- Flash image (.efs file)
- A flash filesystem. (The e stands for embedded.) You can use your flash memory
like a hard disk to store programs and data.
- Combined image
- An image created by joining together any combination of components (IPL, OS
image, embedded filesystem image) into a single image. You might want to combine
an IPL with an OS image, for example, and then download that single image to the
board's memory via a ROM monitor, which you could use to burn the image into
flash. A combined image's filename extension indicates the file's format (e.g.
.elf, .srec, etc.).
If you plan on debugging applications on the target, you must include pdebug in
/usr/bin. If the target has no other forms of storage, include
it in the OS image or flash image.