[RFC] Qi Bootmenu

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at rasterman.com
Sat Oct 10 04:24:56 CEST 2009

On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 21:50:42 +0400 Paul Fertser <fercerpav at gmail.com> said:

> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at rasterman.com> writes:
> >> This would require that the kernel partition in NAND is formated as a 
> >> filesystem but then Qi couldn't read from it. Or am missing something
> >> obvious here?
> >
> > the fs can be mounted as an offset from the start of a partition. you cn
> > even split it into 2 partitions. 1 for kernel, 1 for rootfs. as such qi
> > SHOULD be able to technically - it can read krenels from a FILESYSTEM on
> > sd. it can read fs's.  no reason it cant read an fs from nand too (in
> > principle) other than simply that having not been written in or explicitly
> > avoided (can't think of a good reason myself if u handle fs's already).
> And indeed Qi does read FSes from NAND. It uses ext2 factory partition
> to extract usb MAC.

then no reason cramfs can't be added... or is it already there? imho it should
be. that'd make the "kernel partition" much cleaner as it is a realfs - not
just a kernel splatted onto the raw nand. oit allows for nice paritioning of
that space for use of multiple bits of data - ie kenrel plus this rescuefs etc.

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