Re: x86 HOW-TO?
if you enjoy pain, go ahead and try to port u-boot to your x86
--- Marc Leeman <email@example.com> wrote:
> > based. I've used u-boot for ppc based boards almost
> Hmf, you're kidding right?
> [mleeman@gemini linux-2.6.10]$ ls -1d
> And this is just an old version (1.1.2 was tagged last year in
> > and I can tell you from experience, u-boot is not the way to
> > x86 based boards (not enough support for that platform). I
> I agree that U-boot evolved from a ppc platform, but
> considering the
> activity on the u-boot mailing list and the platform support
> Hence das U-Boot (Universal Boot) instead of ppcboot.
> I re-ported a ppc-board from ppcboot to u-boot and was very
> pleased with
> the structure of the code and the ease of porting. I only
> needed to make
> 1 change in board.c specific to our board (remind me, I should
> ask on
> the mailing list what the correct (tm) approach would be).
> Furthermore, I like Wolfgangs no-nonsense and sarcastic (a
> lost art)
> remarks on the list >:) (next to his expertise and effort to
> most if not all mails to the list).
> > recently purchased a Epia MII board and in the process of
> > bringing up LinuxBios V2 on it. If I were you I would
> > consider LinuxBios for your x86 based platform...
> There might be alternatives (of course), but I have no
> expertise with
> Marc Leeman
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