[Gta04-owner] rationale behind having uImage on the first partition?

Neil Jerram neil at ossau.homelinux.net
Mon Oct 24 11:47:21 CEST 2011


On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:46:16 +0200, Johannes Schauer wrote:

> uboot probably hasnt to be touched for a distribution - just kernel 
> and
> commandline might, right? Or am I missing a scenario where someone 
> would
> want to do "something" with uboot?
>
> For touching the commandline there could be a mechanism that makes 
> uboot
> load the commandline from a file as it loades boot.scr.
>
> This is what qi on the gta01/02 did by loading the append-GTA01/02
> files.
>
> If the default qemu would look for such a file, qemu would not have 
> to
> be touched by a distribution but just kernel and append file (just as
> with qi).
>
> You can already tell that I liked how qi did it. ;)

My 2 cents...

I would guess that all these things are possible, but it isn't 
reasonable for us to expect Golden Delicious to do them for us.  We (=> 
you?) need to take ownership of them now.

       Neil



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