Tutorial: Building a Run-Time Image for a CEPC (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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This guide helps you become familiar with Platform Builder and the new functionality of Windows CE. It provides a step-by-step tutorial for building and debugging a custom run-time image. The tutorial also shows you how to run the OS on a CEPC.

In this tutorial you build a run-time image for an Enterprise Web Pad, add a Hello World application to the run-time image, and then boot the run-time image on a CEPC.

This tutorial makes the following assumptions:

  • You installed Platform Builder and Windows CE as described in the installation instructions
  • You selected x86 as one of the CPUs to install on a CEPC that meets the following minimum system requirements.
    • 64 MB RAM

      Run-time images based on Debug configurations require at least 64 MB of RAM to run.

      Run-time images based on Release configurations require at least 32 MB of RAM.

    • A mouse
    • An Ethernet card
      Note   Microsoft recommends that the CEPC Ethernet card be a NE2000 compatible network adapter. For information on additional configuration if the CEPC Ethernet card has a DMA-capable Ethernet controller, see article Q317432 at this Microsoft Web site.
  • You are familiar with the terms defined in Terminology.

In this tutorial, which takes approximately 90 minutes to complete, you complete the following steps:

General Tips

For troubleshooting purposes, use a null modem cable to connect the COM1 port of the target CEPC to your development workstation and keep a Microsoft HyperTerminal window open and connected at 38400 baud and 8-N-1.

This allows you to see the debug information sent during boot, which is useful for troubleshooting. For more information, see Configuring HyperTerminal for BSPs.

See Also

Tutorials | Tutorial: Building a Run-Time Image for the Emulator | Creating a Boot Disk for the National Geode SP4SC30 | Modifying an OS Design

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