what is the "kernel" start_addr in NAND

Dale Schumacher dale.schumacher at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 22:29:03 CEST 2008


Would you mind giving a description of the steps in the Freerunner
boot process.  I think a few paragraphs would be sufficient to provide
a conceptual foundation for understanding the roles played by various
parts of the boot code.  AFIAK the steps include:

 * Loading stepping-stone program from 1st block(s) in NOR/NAND
 * Loading u-boot and u-boot_env
 * Launching u-boot with u-boot_env
 * Locating Linux kernel based on FS and format specified in u-boot_env
 * Loading and executing specified Linux kernel

I'm not sure how kernel parameters are specified, such as the location
of root-FS, and I expect I've missed a few steps in the process
(splash screen?).  In any case, more detail on any of the above would
be greatly appreciated.  I would be willing to add it to the wiki as


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