I have an embedded system based on the Intel-Atom with PCH which we are busy developing. In the embedded environment I have:
- A Serial console through the PCH which means this doesn't work with the standard kernel. (as
- The SATA drive is only available in the embedded environment and can't be taken out for install.
- I can boot via USB drive.
- The system does have ethernet via the PCH which I have not yet confirmed to work.
I have managed to build a custom Linux 3.16.7 kernel that can be booted with
console=uartPCH0,115200 and then displays a console on the serial line.
However, to move from here to an actual installation seems to be problematic. I am unable to convince debian-installer to be built using my custom kernel.
My current theory is a double bootstrap process where I first bootstrap an installation into a usb-drive and then boot that and then bootstrap an installation into the SATA drive on the system? Any better suggestions?
I'm not sure if there is some way to install via a network console?
The system requires the e1000e driver which I assume will be built into the standard debian installer ISO's, however so far I was unable to find very clear documentation on how to convince the install system to boot and then open up ssh/telnet.
Any hint ?