Transferring an OS image

There are several ways to transfer an OS image:

To: Use the:
Load an image from your network (e.g. TFTP) Network
Load an image serially (e.g. COM1, COM2) ROM monitor
Burn both the IPL and the OS image into the flash boot ROM, then boot entirely from flash IPL and OS
Burn an IPL (Initial Program Loader) into the flash boot ROM, then load the OS image serially IPL and boot ROM
Generate a flash filesystem, and then place various files and utilities within it Flash filesystem

The method you use to transfer an OS image depends on what comes with the board. The BSP contains information describing the method that you can use for each particular board. Each board will have all or some of these options for you to use.

To load an image serially:

  1. Connect your target and host machine with a serial cable. Ensure that both machines properly recognize the connection.
  2. Specify the device (e.g.COM1) and the communications settings (e.g. the baud rate, parity, data bits, stop bits, and flow control) to match your target machine's capabilities. You can now interact with your target by typing in the view.

To transfer a file using the Serial Terminal view:

  1. Using either the serial terminal view or another method (outside the IDE), configure your target so that it's ready to receive an image.
  2. In the serial terminal view, click Send File.
  3. In the Select File to Send dialog, enter the name or your file (or click Browse).
  4. Select a protocol (e.g. sendnto).
  5. Click OK. The Builder transmits your file over the serial connection.