[U-Boot-Users] Booting Linux from hard drive

Mark.Lightfoot at sita.aero Mark.Lightfoot at sita.aero
Mon Jun 16 23:22:10 CEST 2003


Can anyone suggest a method to have U-Boot boot Linux from a hard drive on
a PowerPC architecture?

I'm in the process of completing a port of U-Boot to the Motorola PrPMC800
which is uses a PowerPC MPC7410 processor.   My goal is to have U-Boot boot
Linux from a hard drive instead of from flash.  I've just completed the
PCI/IDE support for this.  I thought I could have U-Boot load Lilo or Grub.
But, it appears Lilo and Grub are specific to x86 architecture because they
use x86 BIOS calls to function.


Mark Lightfoot - Software Designer - SITA
777 Walker's Line, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7N 2G1
mark.lightfoot at sita.aero

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