u-boot-openmoko 1.3.3 (unofficial package) - testers wanted
xiangfu at openmoko.org
Fri May 23 01:33:21 CEST 2008
i think the kboot can do that.
Peter Rasmussen wrote:
> Hi thomasg,
> I can see that what I have been able to use is exactly what you
> intended in your wiki description.
> So yes, I can boot a system residing on the SDHC card, however the
> kernel is taken from the NAND image, ie. "your" method :-)
> And that is why I in a different mail mentioned that I would like to
> have the SDHC-support in u-boot, to boot completely independent
> systems on a flash-card.
> With presently the size of max. 8GB for a micro-SDHC, one card is able
> to hold several systems, so I think such an option is a very good idea.
> This is what I have in my previous listing as well, but I would like
> to emphasize the following, too:
> "And if u-boot had USB support implemented so that I could upload an
> image from my desktop Linux straight to the flash-card without having
> to boot the Neo all the way to a Linux system, that would be really
> helpful, too."
> If I could boot up in u-boot and specify what target-partition on the
> flash-card I want to put a kernel and a rootfs, and then subsequently
> boot that image, that would be great!
> thomasg wrote:
>> I'm the one who started the section "Booting from SDHC" in this wiki
>> Actually this title is wrong (what is my "fault", even it was
>> intended) , as the kernel is booted from NAND and loading the rootfs
>> isn't booting because it's done by the kernel.
>> As I didn't manage to do a real boot from SDHC I'd be surprised if
>> you managed it - and it even isn't described in the wiki entry - so
>> my guess is that you are referring to "my" method.
>> If I'm wrong please tell me and add it to the wiki, if not I just
>> wanted to point out that this problem still exists and there is still
>> no SDHC-support in u-boot.
>> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Peter Rasmussen <plr at udgaard.com
>> <mailto:plr at udgaard.com>> wrote:
>> I have a SanDisk 6GB SDHC Class4 that I have been able to boot
>> from for a very long time, at least since some u-boot-1.3.0'ish.
>> The info on:
>> was actually rather helpful.
>> What I miss, in this regard, is:
>> 1.The possibility to fix the kernel that I boot from, to a
>> partition on the flash-card.
>> 2.The possibility to not have /etc/fstab overwritten at every
>> reboot, so that I can edit it and have it stay the way I want.
>> 3. Points 1. and 2. are in order to be able to have fully
>> independent installations, to be able to boot up like with LILO on
>> a desktop Linux installation.
>> And if u-boot had USB support implemented so that I could upload
>> an image from my desktop Linux straight to the flash-card without
>> having to boot the Neo all the way to a Linux system, that would
>> be really helpful, too.
>> Mike Montour wrote:
>> Marc Bantle wrote:
>> It still doesn't recognize my Kinston 4GB card, which non
>> of the previous versions
>> did either, while the linux kernel does.
>> According to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Booting_from_SD
>> that seems to be a known issue (4G and up are "SDHC" rather
>> than "SD") but I don't see an entry for it in Bugzilla. It
>> might be worth filing one, including the output of the u-boot
>> "mmcinit" command for your card.
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