Subject: Re: Booting questions about hpcarm
To: Lin, Colin(?L???w IAC) <>
From: Jachym Holecek <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 02/24/2004 14:44:32

> Now we are trying to put NetBSD on our device. Booting from the internal
> Flash would be an important issue.
> Is there any valuable information about this, no matter Linux or NetBSD
> related?

Well, this is really a matter of bootloader. You can put a kernel
image with embedded ramdisk into flash and get it loaded by Redboot
or U-Boot (there's quite a couple of open source bootloaders, I prefer
these two). This is the simplest option if you have big RAM and
need only small userland.

Other question is using the flash for a filesystem. NetBSD as of now
does not support it (no flash chip driver, no "special flash

		-- Jachym Holecek