Subject: Re: How to build gzboot?
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-arm
Date: 09/28/2006 14:59:04
On Sep 28, 2006, at 8:06 AM, Marcin M. Jessa wrote:

> Is gzboot required to boot kernels on ARM/XScale platforms?

gzboot is a way to put a "self-decompressing" kernel into flash.  If  
you want to just load the kernel over the network, then you don't need  
to use gzboot.

In either case, with redboot, it's easier to use the .bin version of  
the kernel -- just load the raw binary over @ the correct physical  
memory address and jump to it.  Redboot doesn't have a loader that  
understands NetBSD ELF kernels.

-- thorpej