Openmoko to shift to 2.6.27 kernel ?
thkruege at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 13 23:22:55 CEST 2008
[Sorry, this may be slightly off topic]
May I draw the attention of those whom it might concern to the
following article on LWN, where some guys got linux to boot on an eee
pc in 5 seconds:
Am I the only one whose eyes are dreamy and glazed over after reading this?
Can we learn anything from this?
2008/10/13 Joel Newkirk <freerunner at newkirk.us>:
> On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 17:48:50 +0200, David Samblas
> <dsamblasomcommunity at gmail.com> wrote:
>> El lun, 13-10-2008 a las 00:42 -0400, Joel Newkirk escribió:
>>> Which one way or another goes to highlight that Qi - as it stands now
>>> from what I understand of the intention for it - will not be usable for
>>> dual-boot setup. Not a problem actually, as NOR uBoot will let us
>>> that, and I realize that the common target case will be a user who wants
>>> smartphone, not a multiboot development platform. I just realized that
>>> default behavior of Qi being uSD and the default behavior of uBoot being
>>> NAND means you could place 'primary' on uSD and 'secondary' in NAND, and
>>> booting to secondary is just two-step - NOR boot with aux+power, then
>>> again to boot. Don't you love that feeling when things start to click?
>>> Now I have Base/Empty firing up by default, Raster+FSO if I use aux to
>>> invoke NOR Uboot.
>> I'm not a kernel hacker only a user, but as I undertand It would be
>> better to invert that behaviour, better to primary boot from NAND and
>> then secondary boot on uSD, a normal user must boot his phone even
>> without any uSD. Normal boot to nand, and if you want to boot from
>> anything else do something else. It's a pitty than NOR uboot doesn't
>> allow to boot from uSD by default, but this fault does't have to change
>> the logical behaviour NAND is attached to the phone and is less likely
>> blow up the hole S.O. sa mistake by a normal user putting some music in
>> his uSD card trough a 2.0 Card reader :) seekeng for some free space
> If there's NO uSD, or the uSD doesn't contain a folder named 'boot' on the
> first partition, with a file named 'uImage.bin', then Qi will boot from
> NAND. It's just if you WANT a dual-boot environment that currently Qi
> doesn't let you do that simply. As Andy noted in his response to that
> post, however, he plans for Qi to support user selection of boot, it just
> doesn't do it at this time. Until it offers the ability to select, then
> the present behavior (check for kernel on uSD, else use NAND) makes more
> sense that always going to NAND and only NAND.
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