[U-Boot-Users] Can u-boot run on xscale platform?
wd at denx.de
Sat Nov 18 16:30:56 CET 2006
In message <BAY23-F2162CD86EF1030FE846BFA5EF0 at phx.gbl> you wrote:
> Hi,everybody. I have some experience on RedBoot, another bootloader. The
> processor I used is IOP331 based on xscale architeture. When i was porting
> RedBoot to my hardware, I found it that RedBoot is a good bootloader with
> rich functions, but on the other hand complexity is increased. Since i just
> want to initilize my hardware and then load kernel, what i need really is a
> light-weight bootloader. I don't want to change my hardware, my friend
> suggest u-boot, but does anybody have such experience to run u-boot on IOP
It should be no problem to port U-Boot to your system.
But then, I doubt that U-Boot is more "light-weight" or significantly
easier to port then redboot. In the end you will see that the
necessary knoledge about your hardware and the botloader code is
about the same.
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