"LinuxBIOS for ARM" or "Merging LinuxBIOS with BLOB"

ollie lho ollie at sis.com.tw
Wed Sep 25 20:19:00 CEST 2002

On Thu, 2002-09-26 at 01:44, Bari Ari wrote:
> Has anyone else here worked with BLOB?
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/blob
> Blob is a boot loader for SA11x0 (StrongARM) platforms and is just 
> starting to support PXA and Xscale processors. Blob is able to boot a 
> Linux kernel stored in flash or RAM and provide that kernel with a 
> ramdisk (again from flash or RAM). The current BLOB binary is only about 
> 7.2KB and the complete source tree is around 750KB.

I am also surveying bootloader for ARM architecture for some internal 
development project. I have looked at many ARM bootloaders recently.
> BLOB is mostly written in C with some Assembly much like LinuxBIOS.
> We're considering merging all the work with Etherboot and LinuxBIOS with 
> BLOB somehow to get LinuxBIOS and Etherboot working with ARM and Xscale 
> processors. It would be nice to be able to share all of this between 
> platforms.

Did you tried the ARMboot and PPCboot ?? These bootloaders have network 
boot built-in now. I also think they have better source directory 


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