[U-Boot-Users] Download of kernel Image through Serial Line.

Marius Groeger mag at sysgo.de
Wed Jan 29 15:51:00 CET 2003

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, John W. Linville wrote:

> Actually, it is possible to mount the root FS via NFS over PPP.  We have
> done so for development purposes on some of our systems with no ethernet
> service ports.  The performance is limited, but once a binary (and it's
> associated libraries) are cached into memory, the system is reasonably
> responsive.
> The trick is to use an initrd with a linuxrc file that sets-up the PPP
> link.  The "root=" command line argument should be "/dev/nfs" and either
> an "ip=" or "nfsroot=" line should be used.  I can be more specific if
> someone wants more information.

Ah, right, that could be done. I forgot about this possibility. Cool.


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