[U-Boot-Users] question

Jerry Van Baren gerald.vanbaren at smiths-aerospace.com
Tue Jun 20 17:51:15 CEST 2006

ishaqe ahamed wrote:
> what is the purpose of u-boot?????????????????

To initialize the hardware and run (boot) the operating system of your 
choice.  The board's CPU runs u-boot code from the release of reset 
until the CPU jumps to the OS code (often linux).

The above is only a fraction of what u-boot _can_ do, but is the primary 
(original?) reason for its existence.

Lots more background:

Best regards,

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