[U-Boot-Users] Can I use kermit to download u-boot image to RAM

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Fri Mar 9 15:45:32 CET 2007

In message <61445c750703090051i7d560b16rcda9461143f0382 at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
> I want to copy u-boot image to RAM and check whether it runs
> successfully from there before I actually write it to flash. I know
> copying to RAM and flashing should be done using JTAG/BDI interfaces
> etc. I think kermit can be used to copy linux image to flash, the same
> way can it be used to copy u-boot image to RAM or flash?

No, kermit cannot download to flash, it's only talking to the serial
line. If you had a working U-Boot running on your target, you could
use that, but so you have a chicken & egg problem...

> On my new board which doesnt have any boot loader, can I use kermit to
> download u-boot.bin to RAM and check whether is working from there?

No, you cannot. See the FAQ:

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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