Transfering an IFS to a target

After you've built an OS image, you'll need to transfer it to your target board.

An OS image is built on the host system, and runs on the target system. The following methods are available for transferring an OS image from the host system to the target system. Not all boards support all methods:

To: Use the:
Load an image from your network (e.g., TFTP) Network
Load an image serially (e.g., COM1, COM2) ROM monitor or IPL
Burn both the IPL (Initial Program Loader) and the OS image into the flash boot ROM, then boot entirely from flash IPL or OS
Burn an IPL into the flash boot ROM, then load the OS image serially IPL or boot ROM
Generate a flash filesystem, then add various files and utilities to it Flash filesystem
Put the OS image onto removable media (e.g., USB memory, SD or micro-SD card), then insert the removable media into the target board IPL or OS
Put the OS image onto target board storage media (e.g., hard disk, SSD) BIOS or ROM monitor

See the BSP User's Guide for your BSP for instructions on how to:

Combined IPL-IFS images

If you combine the IPL and the IFS into one image which you will copy onto a flash medium, you need to offset the beginning of the flash filesystem by at least the size of the IPL plus the size of the IFS.

For example, if the combined IPL-IFS image is loaded at offset 0 on the flash medium, to avoid overwriting the IPL and IFS, the flash filesystem must begin at an offset of the combined IPL-IFS image size +1. If the flash filesystem doesn't begin at an offset of the IPL-IFS image size +1, you need to create a partition for it.