[U-Boot-Users] Can u-boot run on xscale platform?

Wolfgang Denk 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 
> series?

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.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
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