[U-Boot-Users] Booting multi-file images with a FDT but no initrd
simon.kagstrom at ericsson.com
Wed Dec 5 10:58:42 CET 2007
On Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:28:24 +0100
Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> In message
> <20071204150416.7aa7dda6 at seasc0532.dyn.rnd.as.sw.ericsson.se> you
> > I'm using U-boot 1.3.0 to boot Linux on a Freescale MPC8349E-mITX,
> > and I have a small issue with multi-file images. I use a device
> > tree but no initrd, and I'm not quite sure how to boot the image in
> > a good way. The image is created in this way:
> In theory this should "just work", but it doesn't at the moment.
> There are plans to implement a more flexible format for U-Boot
> images, especially for multi-file images, which will solve this
Thanks for the information.
I solved it for now by creating a standalone application which reads
the multi-file image and sets the "fdtaddr" environment variable if it
finds one. I can thereafter boot with (basically)
tftp $loadaddr ...
tftp 40000 .../parse-multifile
go 40004 $loadaddr
bootm $loadaddr - $fdtaddr
If anyone is interested, I can send the short C-file.
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