[ECOS] Bootloader for ARM integrator board

Jonathan Larmour jifl@eCosCentric.com
Fri May 2 04:55:00 GMT 2003


Mehul Agarwal, Noida wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Just one more question .. Is the kernel image of Linux(vmlinux) directly
> bootable on the integrator platform or does it necessarily require the
> bootloader to do the initialization of the board before the control can
> finally jump to vmlinux ?

Theoretically you could do it with just a very simple stub to point the 
linux kernel at the right initialization data. See 
hal/arm/arch/current/src/redboot_linux_exec.c. But since the kernel has to 
be loaded into ram, that means ram and MMU must also be initialized etc.etc.

Much easier just to use RedBoot and be done with it.

Jifl
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