tftp to flash from linux

Marc Kleine-Budde mkl at
Tue Sep 13 07:57:54 EDT 2011

Hello Vanhauwaert,

please don't reply to an existing thread if you start a new topic!

On 09/13/2011 01:50 PM, Vanhauwaert Wouter wrote:
> Yes, I already thought that this nandwrite command can be used for
> writing. But problem is I get the image via tftp and my RAM is to
> little to store it temporary. So I have to write it directly to
> flash. Can I combine this nandwrite and tftp in any way? I'm using
> busybox

You need a tftp client that supports writing to stdout and a nandwrite
that supports reading from stdin.

Than it's the usual

tftp $server $file | nandwrite /dev/mtdfoo -

You probably need to pad the input file with '-p'

cheers, Marc

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