[ECOS] Re: Problems in building Redboot with ROM File System

Andrew Lunn andrew@lunn.ch
Thu Sep 16 15:23:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 10:50:45PM +0800, Manoj Abraham wrote:

> I am able to boot the board and got Redboot prompt. Now I want to
> implement the Flash File System. I built a romfs image using
> mkfs.exe(in fs dir).In mkfs docs they have mentioned about setting a
> ROM BASE ADD in config tool.So I included ROMFS in Redboot and other
> pkgs for removing the conflicts. I need a ROM FS becoz my board is
> having 32MB. I want to use a file system for this area. Is it make a
> problem while adding the ROMFS pkg along with Redboot?Or can you
> suggest me the right method for this?

A ROMFS does not sound right. A JFFS2 filesystem seams more reasonable
and that will work with Redboot. 

Its back to my first question. What are you trying to do? What do you
want to place in this filesystem? It is read only or do you need to be
able to write to it? Does it only contain your application image you
want Redboot to boot? Or is it a filesystem for your application? Or
is it a combination of both? 

Once we understand what you want to do we can advise you the best way
to do it. 


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