tftp to flash from linux

Baruch Siach baruch at
Tue Sep 13 07:43:53 EDT 2011

Hi Wouter,

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 01:36:31PM +0200, Vanhauwaert Wouter wrote:
> To update our platform from within a booted linux, we need tftp to write to 
> the nand-flash (another partition) directly.
> Which one do I use? /dev/mtdx or /dev/mtdblockx? And what happens with bad 
> blocks here? Are these bad-block aware?

Use the nandwrite utility from the mtd-utils package (there's also a Busybox 
version), and /dev/mtdx.


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