[U-Boot] [RFC][PATCH 00/21] [x86] 'Comming of Age'

Peter Tyser ptyser at xes-inc.com
Fri Mar 26 16:55:19 CET 2010

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> Once this patchset is applied I believe the x86 port of U-Boot will be
> ready for more mainstream use
> Wolfgang - If there is any other renewed interest in the x86 port, I would
> be more than happy to be an official custodian

Hi Graeme,
Is there a quick summary about what is supported, how its used, etc?  Eg
could x86 U-Boot replace the BIOS on on chipset X, similar to coreboot?
Or is it a 2nd stage bootloader like GRUB?  Or a bootloader that is run
from GRUB?  How hard would it be to port to other x86 platform?

It seems like cool stuff, I'm just trying to wrap my head around the
high-level concept of U-Boot on x86 and where/why it'd be used instead
of the "standard" alternatives.


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