iBoce is a small program that allows to to boot Linux (or some other O.S.) directly from Windows CE tm, without the need for flashing your iPAQ. It does so by preloading the required data (kernel image, root image, ...) into RAM before preparing the hardware and jumping to the kernel entry point.
You may find this program particulary useful if :
- you want to try Linux on your iPAQ, but don't feel confident enough to erase your current flash content, taking the risk to transform your handheld into a brick
- you have a Compact Flash sleeve, and want to enjoy the opportunity to switch from one Linux distribution to another by just plugging in the adequate Compact Flash card
- you often have to test new Linux configurations, and want to enjoy the possibility to transfer very fast your new kernel or ramdisk using USB or Ethernet.
When iBoce is started, it reads its configuration from a file called 'iboce.txt' in the same directory than the main executable. Each time a file name is not absolute, it is considered relative to the directory of the executable.
This gives the delay (in seconds) before the default boot session is started. If value=0, the session will be booted immediatly, without displaying any interface. If value
· Pocket PC 2002
· iBoce is free of use for individuals. For commercial projects usage contact the producer for a license.