NOR boot support for barebox on the mini2440

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at
Thu Jun 7 14:13:01 EDT 2012

Hi André,

On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 02:00:02PM +0200, André Lochotzke wrote:
> Hello,
> for a small student project I want to add support to barebox for booting
> from the NOR flash on the mini2440. I hope that it will not be too
> difficult since barebox can already boot from NOR on different boards.
> Did somebody already do some work to enable NOR boot on the mini2440?
> Do you have any suggestion of where I should start?
> There is already an u-boot version since 2010 [1] that supports it. The
> code can be found here [2].
> Are the u-boot and barebox NOR subsystems very different? How much time
> do you think would it take to get this done?

Starting barebox itself from NOR has nothing to do with the NOR
subsystem. I'm not familiar with the mini2440, so I can't tell what you
have to do to start barebox from NOR. However, adding a NOR device to
barebox (so that you can access NOR flash from within babreox) is
trivial, just add the following:

add_cfi_flash_device(-1, base_address, size, 0);


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