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Re: Does a free software alternative to SAM-BA exist?



On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:22:26 +0200
"W. Martin Borgert" <debacle@debian.org> wrote:

> Quoting "Neil Williams" <codehelp@debian.org>:
> >> I already found "BSD SAM-BA"
> >> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/bsd-samba/) and SAM7_PGM
> >> (http://www.pjrc.com/arm/sam7_pgm/) — both seem to be
> >> unmaintained since some years. What do the other emdebian
> >> people use?
> >
> > JTAG with Xilinx, OpenOCD or custom shell scripting, etc .
> 
> Thanks, I will look into those.
> Proprietary kernel drivers are not necessary, right?

Correct.
 
> > Depending on the setup, bootloader routines can be used for some
> > operations of this kind too.
> 
> Yes, Das U-Boot can do this, but IIRC SAM-BA is much faster
> and you have to get Das U-Boot into the flash somehow.

http://balloonboard.org/balloonwiki/BalloonSoftwareLoading

JTAG, serial cable ... and an internal bflash tool for balloon3.

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