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Re: Advice, papers, software for newbie ARM developer



Dear Liberty,

in message <1076702385.763.4.camel@stimutacs> you wrote:
...
> recommendations for ARM software. One of the biggest hurdles we face
> that have previously kept us in the x86 market was the BIOS. There are
> those who tell me that Linux-arm has bootloaders, such as brog, that can
> allow one to quickly make a BIOS/Linux-bootloader within a few weeks!

Depending on the complexity of your hardware, porting U-Boot to a new
board is a job of 1...2  weeks  for  an  experienced  developer.  See
http://u-boot.sf.net/ and http://www.denx.de/twiki/bin/view/DULG

> I'm dubious of such claims, and I was wondering what the people on this
> list use for their BIOS, and how long does it typically take to produce
> a  working BIOS for their ARM products that can boot Linux. 

This depends on your experience. See above.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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