PC104 Embedded software

Started by Simon Colins September 14, 2004
I recently purchased a PC104, what operating systems can be purchased to run
these boards.

I have a Compact Flash Card aa a hard drive using windows 95 and 98 which
writes continusly to the compact flash.

I would imagine this would shorten the life of the card.
Would I be best using "CE" or Linix, C++, Dos etc.

Thanks Simon


On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:12:14 +0800, "Simon Colins"
<s.colins@ecu.edu.au> wrote:

>I recently purchased a PC104, what operating systems can be purchased to run >these boards. > >I have a Compact Flash Card aa a hard drive using windows 95 and 98 which >writes continusly to the compact flash. > >I would imagine this would shorten the life of the card. >Would I be best using "CE" or Linix, C++, Dos etc. > >Thanks Simon >
If you're dead set on spending money, I can't help you. But DR-DOS, FreeDOS and Linux will work just fine on most PC/104 CPU's. They're actually an ISA based PC on one or more cards. I have done quite a bit with them over the past half-dozen years. Bob McConnell N2SPP
On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:12:14 +0800, "Simon Colins"
<s.colins@ecu.edu.au> wrote:
>I recently purchased a PC104, what operating systems can be purchased to run >these boards. >I have a Compact Flash Card aa a hard drive using windows 95 and 98 which >writes continusly to the compact flash.
Yes
>I would imagine this would shorten the life of the card. >Would I be best using "CE" or Linix, C++, Dos etc.
Or turn off swap files page file setc. Or setup a RAM disk? Pieter
You can use DOS. Here you can find out heaps C++, C# and VB source
code running under DOS and Windows. You can make your DOS or Windows
controller to be Web-Enabled, link your sensors to your web browsers.

http://www.vmautomation.com
http://www.vmcontrol.com