Tutorial Step 4: Setting Up a Connection to the CEPC and Downloading the Run-Time Image (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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In this step, you set up and configure an Ethernet connection to the CEPC, and then you download the custom run-time image to the CEPC.

Note   Before you start the following procedure, verify that you have connected the development workstation and CEPC to the same subnet. This might prevent problems with successfully downloading the run-time image to your CEPC.

To set up a connection to the CEPC and download the run-time image

  1. On the development workstation, from the Platform Builder Target menu, choose Connectivity Options.
  2. Under Service Configuration, choose Kernel Service Map.
  3. From the Download list box, choose Ethernet.
  4. Choose the associated Settings button, insert the boot floppy disk you created in the previous step into the floppy disk drive of the CEPC, and start the CEPC.

    After the CEPC boots, its screen is blank and the name of the CEPC appears in the Available Devices list.

    Note   If the name of the CEPC does not appear in the Available Devices list, reboot the CEPC. If the name of the CEPC still does not appear, verify that you made the correct changes to the Autoexec.bat file on the boot floppy disk as described in Tutorial Step 3: Creating a Boot Floppy Disk for the CEPC. If you still have a problem, see How to Set up a CEPC to troubleshoot the CEPC.
  5. From the Available Devices list, select the name of the CEPC and choose OK.
  6. From the Transport list box, choose Ethernet.
  7. Choose Core Service Settings.
  8. Under Download Image, verify that Always is selected and choose OK.
  9. Under KITL Settings, verify that the following check boxes are selected:
    • Enable KITL on device boot
    • Clear memory on soft reset
    • Enable access to desktop files
  10. Save your changes and close the dialog box by choosing Close.

    You can also save your changes and keep the dialog box open by choosing Apply.

    You have configured the services that allow you to connect to the CEPC. You can now establish a connection to the CEPC and download the run-time image.

  11. From the Target menu, choose Attach Device.
  12. Restart the CEPC.

    You must restart the CEPC because the run-time image does not download until it receives a BOOTME message from the CEPC. The CEPC sends BOOTME messages for only a short period of time.

  13. Wait until the run-time image downloads to the CEPC.

    The run-time image in this example can take several minutes to download. The length of time required to download a run-time image depends on the size of the run-time image being downloaded and the speed of the Ethernet connection.

    While the run-time image downloads, a dialog box in Platform Builder displays the progress of the download.

After the run-time image downloads and the OS boots, the desktop for the Windows CE OS appears on the display for the CEPC. You can now debug the OS.

See Also

Tutorial Step 5: Debugging the OS on the CEPC Using the Kernel Debugger | Tutorial Step 3: Creating a Boot Floppy Disk for the CEPC | Tutorial: Building a Run-Time Image for a CEPC | Tutorials | Run-Time Image Downloading Process | Platform Manager


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