[Gta04-owner] Kernel 3.16-rc2

Neil Jerram neil at ossau.homelinux.net
Mon Jun 23 16:06:38 CEST 2014


On 2014-06-23 14:59, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Am 23.06.2014 um 15:40 schrieb Neil Jerram:
> 
>> On 2014-06-23 13:13, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> 
>>> Just install the latest u-boot to NAND flash (no need to reflash the
>>> kernel/rootfs) from
>>> 	http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/20140610-GTA04-beta-3.15.0-wheezy-7.5/
>>> It will automatically detect which board you have, load the correct
>>> device tree file
>>> and therefore you can copy all of them to the SD card. And there is 
>>> no
>>> need to append
>>> it to the zImage any more.
>>> After flashing the new u-boot, it is sufficient to have some ext2/3/4
>>> partition which
>>> provides /boot/uImage, /boot/*.dtb and /boot/bootargs.scr
>> 
>> Cool, I will try this this evening, time permitting.
>> 
>> Will the new u-boot still boot older (e.g. 3.7) kernels as well?
> 
> Yes. It is just an addition to load a device tree file if present. If 
> there
> isn't any it will locate and boot the kernel without DT.

Fantastic, thanks.

      Neil



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