Minlogon Sample Macro

The Minlogon Sample Macro component is a macro component that bundles the components that are required to add Minlogon capabilities to your run-time image. By using this component, you can quickly generate a Minlogon run-time for a FAT or NTFS file system-formatted device with a minimal expected footprint of approximately 11 to 17 MB. This configuration will boot your system to a command prompt shell, and only support internal MS-DOS commands natively.

This component can be used as a template to trim imported .pmq files of unneeded hardware, and can serve as a baseline for creating run-time images that use a minimal footprint.

To use the Minlogon Sample Macro component in your run-time image, add the component to a new .slx file, check dependencies once, and build your image to a FAT or NTFS file system formatted drive. You can disable one of the two included file systems if it is not needed for your system.

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You can also use this component to resolve issues that are related to missing dependencies and application compatibility.

This macro component contains generic hardware chipset drivers that should work on most x86-based systems and is dependent on the system having a standard IDE disk drive on a primary partition. Users with their target drive on a secondary IDE channel need to add this component to their configuration.

This configuration is not natively compatible with systems booting from SCSI hard drives or from IDE drives on the secondary IDE channel. Users can add the components that are needed to support this configuration, but footprint sizes will vary accordingly.

This configuration is also based on the standard PC HAL, and may not be compatible with all BIOS applications on the market. If needed, replace the standard PC HAL component with the ACPI HAL component, but expect an increase in footprint size.

Some chipsets are not compatible with the generic chipset drivers included in this macro. If errors are encountered, replace the generic chipset drivers with the specific drivers your system needs.

This configuration does not include a video, sound, or USB driver. It is expected that this scenario will boot to standard VGA (640x480 16 color), and will have no native sound or USB support.

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