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From: Eric Radman <theman@...>
Subject: Bootloaders, and more bootloaders
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 18:46:26 +0000
Guys,

I did a little research on bootloaders, and found the selection to be
very platform specific. Here's what I dug up:

x86    : LILO, GRUB ROLO, Loadlin, Etherboot, LINUXBIOS, U-Boot, RedBoot
ARM    : Compaq's bootldr, blob, U-Boot, RedBoot
PowerPC: U-Boot, RedBoot
MIPS   : PMON, RedBoot
SuperH : sh-boot, RedBoot
m68k   : RedBoot

Apparently, U-Boot has a very flexible design, but Redboot is the only
one that works accross all of these platforms. RedBoot is open source,
but it has hooks into eCos, a non-Linux embedded system. I gather that
RedBoot is used to start the Linux kernel, but I don't know how this is
done.

Here's the question: should we recommend/target specific bootloaders, or
should we mearly document what the options are?

E. Radman


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