Openmoko to shift to 2.6.27 kernel ?
freerunner at newkirk.us
Wed Oct 15 04:21:35 CEST 2008
On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:03:53 +1100, "Sarton O'Brien"
<roguemoko at roguewrt.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 October 2008 02:58:13 Joel Newkirk wrote:
>> If there's NO uSD, or the uSD doesn't contain a folder named 'boot' on
>> 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
>> 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.
> I'm guessing with the current scenario, invoking a generic boot from nor
> you lose any benefits of an updated u-boot/qi in nand? As in you may see
> management regressions and the like?
Correct. NOR U-Boot only supports SD booting off FAT+EXT3, for example -
if the kernel isn't in a FAT/VFAT partition it barfs. (though
interestingly it should be possible to boot the same distro off SD with
either of two kernels - Qi looking for /boot/uImage.bin and NOR UBoot
looking for a uImage file in the root of a FAT partition)
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