[U-Boot-Users] OS dependencies on the bootloader

Andrew Wozniak awozniak at mc.com
Wed Jan 4 23:21:05 CET 2006

Hello everyone,

A general bootloader question: How much hardware initialization should a 
bootloader perform for the target OS?

I see a minimal memory controller setup to allow subsequent loading of 
an OS image. ECC might also be setup but all remaining resources would 
typically be setup by the OS.

Although I haven't tried booting Linux (we boot the vxworks bootrom), 
does an embedded Linux make any assumptions about what the bootloader 

Thank you and best regards, Andy

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