Re: APEX and Debian
On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 09:09:00AM +0930, Rod Whitby wrote:
> If we can work out how to do an initramfs in OpenEmbedded, we would be only too happy to move SlugOS (OpenSlug) to that and have a common method of kernel module loading across all nslu2-linux firmware distributions (except Unslung, of course, which is fixed to a 2.4 based kernel for vendor binary compatibility).
Do you mean 'how can we use initramfs when Intel is being piggish
about their driver license?'
I wronte a shim that we can use to push ATAGS into a stock kernel.
I've also started building a debian package for apex so that we can
use it in armeb debian as a secondary boot loader. Either of these
should be sufficient to enable an initramfs boot mode...unless Redboot
cannot load more than a 1M kernel from flash.
I'll keep you posted about using APEX as a second stage loader. The
package is almost done.
> -- Rod Whitby
> -- NSLU2-Linux Project Lead
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Singer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Monday, Jul 17, 2006 3:28 am
> Subject: Re: APEX and Debian
> I don't believe there is a bonafide risk of over-erasing the NOR flash. And with an initramfs enabled boot process the kernel
> upgrade path is mostly reliable. Note that this is not the case for
> openslug which requires that kernel modules be installed both in flash and in the rootfs.