Freeware to remotly deploy images



GE
07-09-2005, 09:24 PM
Hi
I'm searching for a Freeware tool that can be used to remotly deploy a image
to my target device. I only know the program "remote rocover" but this is not
freeware. The target device must be boot from Floppy.
Thanks for help!

KM
07-09-2005, 09:24 PM
GE,

You need to make Floppy bootable, right? So, at least, you will need an OS that will load up from floppy, prepare the local device
media and copy the required files to it.
This can be accomplished from a different DOS'es but you will have to search for a free one.

Another way could be for you writing your own code. It may not be a rocket science since you are going to leverage BIOS INT routine
anyway.
However, dealing with long file names may be a headache there.

Also, you can create your own OS based on Windows CE. The core license is really cheap there (~3$). You will need to leverage new
StorageManager API to prepare/format the media. The you can use core functions to copy files. Since the image functionality is
really simple, it may still fit in 1.44Mb.
Although, to avoid using DOS (loadcepc and etc.), you will still have to write your own bootloader.

--
Regards,
KM, BSquare Corp.


> Hi
> I'm searching for a Freeware tool that can be used to remotly deploy a image
> to my target device. I only know the program "remote rocover" but this is not
> freeware. The target device must be boot from Floppy.
> Thanks for help!

KM
07-09-2005, 09:24 PM
GE,

But that would be much easier for you if you could connect a CD-ROM to the target and use WinPE to boot and deploy the image.

Also, if you target has a network support you can use RIS or Remote Boot to deploy your images.

--
Regards,
KM, BSquare Corp.



> GE,
>
> You need to make Floppy bootable, right? So, at least, you will need an OS that will load up from floppy, prepare the local device
> media and copy the required files to it.
> This can be accomplished from a different DOS'es but you will have to search for a free one.
>
> Another way could be for you writing your own code. It may not be a rocket science since you are going to leverage BIOS INT
routine
> anyway.
> However, dealing with long file names may be a headache there.
>
> Also, you can create your own OS based on Windows CE. The core license is really cheap there (~3$). You will need to leverage new
> StorageManager API to prepare/format the media. The you can use core functions to copy files. Since the image functionality is
> really simple, it may still fit in 1.44Mb.
> Although, to avoid using DOS (loadcepc and etc.), you will still have to write your own bootloader.
>
> --
> Regards,
> KM, BSquare Corp.
>
>
> > Hi
> > I'm searching for a Freeware tool that can be used to remotly deploy a image
> > to my target device. I only know the program "remote rocover" but this is not
> > freeware. The target device must be boot from Floppy.
> > Thanks for help!
>
>


Freeware to remotly deploy images