CFI detection of x16 chips in x8 mode
Alex J Lennon
ajlennon at arcom.co.uk
Thu Sep 14 13:28:49 EDT 2000
> The problem with booting off JFFS is that until Linux has loaded,
> the only
> means of accessing the flash is via VBF... which doesn't
> understand JFFS. And
> once Linux has loaded, it doesn't understand VBF.
> I've managed to get a dual-personality system up and running now.
> It boots
> ROM-DOS off the VBF partition; then I load Linux with loadlin,
> and it boots
> off the network. Once the modules are loaded I can access the
> JFFS partition.
A backwards step perhaps, but its entirely feasible to hook INT19h
and load the kernel out of flash directly - no need for filesystem
support in the loader.
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