LinuxBios PPC-support.. U-Boot project

Frank frannk_m1 at
Mon Jun 23 18:02:00 CEST 2003

I have been porting u-boot to different processors for 2 years
and just started looking at linuxbios. IMHO, u-boot is ok if you
are bringing up hardware for the first time and you need an
intermediate stage to peek and poke the hardware before trying
to bring up Linux. With u-boot you get to a command prompt
before booting Linux so you can examine things and complete the
conguration code before bypassing the command prompt and going
directly to Linux. If your hardware is stable and you don't need
the command prompt then linuxbios is probably the best way to

--- ron minnich <rminnich at> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, David Eliasson wrote:
> > I read on the linuxbios webpage about PPC-support.. Aren t
> you guys
> > aware of the U-boot project? 
> Sure. 
> > They've been running the GNU Linux kernel 2.4.19 and 2.4 21
> in firmware
> > for a while now.. Maybe I m just missing something, but I
> thought some
> > merging of efforts might be in place..
> I tried to have a conversation with somebody from u-boot about
> some sort
> of merge, but it never got beyond the "why u-boot is better
> than
> linuxbios" stage, so I dropped it.
> ron
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