writing boot loader
vamsidhar.s86 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 23:40:47 EST 2010
processor -bcm53003 its mips 32 . i am planning to port linux 2.6.27. i got
some reference code to builld cfe bootloader,but i dont know where to start
in that code.
bootloader has to perform these low level initialization
Reset and ROM trap handler vectors
• CPU and FPU initialization
• L1 and L2 Cache initialization
• Multiprocessor initialization
• Memory controller initialization
• PCI and LDT bus configuration
• Environment variables
• Console device initialization
• Bootstrap device initialization
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Chaitannya Mahatme <chaitannya at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Friday 17 December 2010 03:05 PM, Anuz Pratap Singh Tomar wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Mahatme <chaitannya at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Vamidhar,
>> You need to provide more information regarding your development. What
>> bootloader you want to install / create depends on many factors
>> 1. What is your target application.
>> 2. Chip architecture : does it have MMU (most significant parameter)
>> 3. Is there a bootloader existing for the architecture (u-boot / Grub
>> / Lilo ) have ready made ports for lot of architectures. You would have to
>> see if they already have done the development.
>> 4. What OS you are planning to port.. or there is no OS to be
>> installed. E.g. some bootloaders like u-boot are optimized for Linux
>> Please answer to those question so that you would get more relevant
> its utterly rude to top post. Please don't do that.(read community
> its most likely Linux(if not, probably this in not the list for it), and
> there were couple of mails where he did discuss about arch and detail.
> Got your point... It's just that I am following this convention since past
> 10 years (No one told me it was rude).
> Also about the Vamidhar post I did not find any old reference.
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