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

* Hector Oron <hector.oron@gmail.com> [2011-05-08 11:27]:
> I think machine_ID and kernel_format (uImage|vmlinuz|vmlinux) could
> easily be fields in the architecture config files (defines).

How does this help?  We ship one kernel image for a platform and this
will run on several machines (which have their own machine IDs?)

> Having a kernel task that overrides machine ID (when needed) does not
> seem to be a complicated task either. OTOH, we
> simplify `debian-installer` and `flash-kernel` (where code is

If I understand you correctly, you're basically proposing moving the
flash-kernel code into the linux-2.6 postinst?

> What's a multi-boot uImage?

Sorry, I mean an u-boot multi-boot image that contains both the kernel
and the ramdisk.

Martin Michlmayr

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