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                             Install Software onto ICOP Boards

Some customers do not know how to move or install software onto ICOP boards. This document will show user how
to install O/S to start his development. Mail to if you get trouble to do that.

Use ICOP-0094

If IDE connector on ICOP boards is 44-pin and your DOM is 40-pin, use ICOP-0094 to convert 44-pin and 40-pin to
each other. (ICOP-0094:

Install DOS

Most ICOP boards support floppy driver and there will be a FDD connector on board. Install floppy drive and use
floppy disk to boot is the easiest way to install OS. Bootable disk can be made on desktop PC. For example, you can
get X-DOS from ICOP. X-DOS will extract to a floppy disk. Boot from this disk and use the utilities (fdisk, format, sys)
to install DOS onto DOM or hard disk.

If you have a DOS bootable hard disk or DOM, install your new DOM as slave IDE disk. Boot from master IDE
device to setup your slave IDE device. After that, remove master IDE device and set the jumper of slave IDE device
to master IDE device.

Boot from USB on Vortex86 boards is also a good way to install DOS. As our test, only MS-DOS 7.0 or later (in
Windows 98) can boot from USB. Plug your USB mass storage and then enter BIOS setup, check the boot
sequence. Set USB device as your first boot device to boot. It is also an easy way to transfer data from your PC to
ICOP boards.

Use CD-ROM to boot Windows CD and enter command line mode is another way to make DOM DOS bootable.

Here is a special configuration: if there is a diskless boot server and Novell server, enable boot ROM function on
Vortex86 boards. Boot from boot server to enter DOS and login Novell server. Files on Novell server will appear as a
disk (ex: X:\) in DOS. No need to install floppy disk or hard disk.

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Install Windows CE

In development phase, Platform Builder provides a bootable floppy disk. It can use eboot or sboot to download
image onto target device. Before installing Windows CE, you have to boot into DOS. If there is no floppy drive on
your board, refer to previous section to make your DOM DOS bootable and copy Windows CE boot disk files
(loadcepc.exe, himem.sys, autoexec.bat, config.sys) onto DOM. Or, user also can boot from USB to instead of DOM
boot. Search “create a boot floppy disk” in help of Platform Builder to get more detail. Install x86 BIOS loader is also
easy after booting into DOS. Search “x86 boot loader” to get more information.

Install Linux

Install hard disk onto ICOP board and boot from CD-ROM to install Linux is the common method.

User can restore X-Linux in DOS or Linux. In Linux environment, copy or download X-Linux disk dump image and
use dd command to restore X-Linux onto DOM. In DOS, copy X-Linux GHOST image onto DOS bootable hard disk.
Boot into DOS and use Notron DOS GHOST utility to restore X-Linux from file to disk.

Transfer Files

Before or after installing O/S, user has to copy some files or data onto ICOP boards. Here are some suggestions:

1.   If the files are small, just use floppy disk to transfer files.
2.   For Vortex86 series, make USB mass storage DOS bootable and copy files onto it. Boot from USB to transfer
     files from USB mass storage to your DOM. Or, use IDE to USB convert to access IDE device as USB mass
     storage on your desktop PC.
3.   Turn your PC off and open the case. Plug DOM (40-pin) directly onto IDE slot or using ICOP-0094 to convert
     44-ping IDE to 40-pin. Boot your desktop PC to transfer files.
4.   If your device can boot to DOS, run our FTPD in DSock example (,
     how to run example section). Your device will be a FTP server and use FTP client program to upload your files.
5.   Using X-Linux DOM to boot (and connect your IDE device as slave IDE device), there is a FTP server in
     X-Linux. Use FTP client to upload files.
6.   Refer to Use MSClient to
     access shared files from Windows PC.

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