[U-Boot-Users] Backwards compatibility of "arch/powerpc" model in 2.6 kernel

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Mon Jan 8 02:30:32 CET 2007

In message <ba5d9360701071631o63850797m6bd0a960e8723388 at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
> I understand that u-boot now has the facility of booting PPC-Linux kernels
> based on the "arch/powerpc" model -- at least for some processors/platforms.


> Once u-boot is set up to boot an "arch/powerpc"-based kernel, can the same
> bootloader image also boot an older "arch/ppc"-based kernel? Is the
> infrastructure available to boot older and newer 2.6 kernels from the same
> u-boot image?

Yes, of course.

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Wolfgang Denk

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