Subject: Re: NetBSD/evbarm kernel size issue
To: Tonnerre LOMBARD <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: port-arm
Date: 02/24/2006 11:33:37
On Friday 24 February 2006 11:25, Tonnerre LOMBARD wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:20:48AM +0000, Steve Woodford wrote:
> > Have you looked into using gzboot? (look in
> > arch/evbarm/stand/gzboot)
> Well, if one replaces RedBoot with gzboot, will one still be able to
> write to the flash from a tftp image? I don't have any means to flash
> it other than doing it in software.

gzboot does not replace redboot. You generate a kernel image thusly:

% gzip -v9 netbsd.bin
% cat gzboot netbsd.bin.gz > netbsd.img

Use RedBoot to burn netbsd.img into Flash, then "go <img-address>". 
gzboot will decompress the appended kernel image into SDRAM then jump to 

Cheers, Steve