[U-Boot-Users] das u-boot and disc on chip
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Wed Mar 2 22:26:51 CET 2005
Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> In message <42248E52.8070109 at esem.com> you wrote:
>>If I understood you right, U-Boot is maybe not the best choice for me,
>>because there are only 2KB XIP Flash available at address 0x00000000 on
> I wouldn't put it like that. IMO your hardware is not the best choice
> for you because it is missing a proper boot ROM (256 kB flash would
> be just perfect) to allow you using a decent boot loader without
> jumping in loops.
I 100% agree that dealing with a separate NOR boot ROM is so much more
easier. However, I also see booting from NAND data flash with a small
boot readable sector is quickly becoming popular in lower cost/smaller
footprint/less power consumption equipment.
IMHO instead of denying this reality, perhaps we (as U-Boot
developers/users) should make some enhancements to deal with this
situation in a formal supported way before too many forks occur.
After all it is supposed to be **Universal** boot loader. ;)
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