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Bug#626031: debian-kernel-handbook: please support U-Boot format images.

* Hector Oron <zumbi@debian.org> [2011-05-08 08:10]:
>   Adding support for U-Boot image format ('uImage' kernel target) in
>   official kernel packages seem to me the right thing to do, it would

This was suggested before but there are some reasons why I don't
believe it will work:

 - We need to hardcode the machine ID into the kernel and the machine
   ID depends on a particular device, so shipping a uImage rather than
   a normal kernel file will just make it harder.

 - Some machines require different uImage settings (load address, etc).
   For example, the mv2120 doesn't use a normal uImage but a
   multi-boot uImage.

Martin Michlmayr

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