RFC: Name of the command to boot a linux kernel on x86

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Fri Dec 4 06:37:31 EST 2009

On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 07:51:27PM +0100, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > Should we hide the different handling by providing an x86 specific
> > version of the "bootm" command or should we add a new command that
> > deals with bzImage's special requirements?
> I'd use "mkimage" on the bzImage file to make an uImage, with name
> string, checksum and the rest of meta information (is load address
> applicable to the crappy 16-bit processor of the eighties?)

I'm not really a friend of the uImage format, I think shouldn't
introduce it on even more architectures.

> /alessandro, who just learnt new grubs wait untile the vga cable is plugged

Cool :) Nearly as good as "keyboard error. Press F1 to continue"


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