VxWorks Unified BSP for IA Evaluation


This evaluation version of the VxWorks® Unified BSP for IA supports most Intel® platforms and will allow you to test-drive VxWorks on your Intel platform. This pre-built image will boot on your Intel platform using a USB storage device that you provide. Below are detailed instructions for building your own bootable VxWorks Unified BSP evaluation stick.

To build your bootable VxWorks Unified BSP image* you will need the following:

Ethernet connectivity is optional.

*These images can also boot on a commercial laptop computer.

Follow the detailed instructions in the included readme files.

Bootable USB setup instructions:

Step 1) Download the syslinux-vxboot-basic file.
Step 2) Download the file to a temporary directory.
Step 3) Extract the syslinux-vxboot-basic contents to the USB stick with an FAT32 partition.
Step 4) Unzip to a temporary location on the host computer to provide access to the "make bootable” utilities (syslinux.exe, etc.).

Step 5)
A) For Windows: Open a cmd window and run syslinux.exe (for 32-bit Windows) or syslinux64.exe (for 64-bit Windows). If you use Win7, launch the cmd shell (Programs > Accessories > Command) with admin privilege by right clicking the cmd shell shortcut and selecting Run as Administrator:

syslinux.exe -fia drive:

Where “drive:" is the drive letter of the FAT32 formatted USB memory drive.

B) For Linux (in this example scenario, the USB stick is /dev/sdb and the FAT32 partition is /dev/sdb1):
Perform the following:
# syslinux -fi /dev/sdb1
# dd if=mbr.bin of=/dev/sdb

NOTE: If the FAT32 partition is not already bootable, make it bootable by using tools such as gparted, parted, or fdisk.

Step 6) Insert and boot the USB stick on the Intel target. The Unified BSP image will default to your selected configuration. You will see the VxWorks prompt if successful. If the system does not boot, the auto boot sequence can be interrupted and the boot image changed with the UP/DOWN arrow keys, allowing you to select a different image.

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