Supported Flash memory

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Fri Feb 2 05:30:25 EST 2001

guilbert at said:
> 	Is it possible to boot Linux from any kind of flash memory with the
> MTD project? If not, what are the basic requirements of the flash
> memory on a SBC to allow booting from it?  

The MTD stuff doesn't really handle booting - it's only Linux drivers for 
once you've managed to boot the kernel. There are some patches for Grub to 
make it work from a DiskOnChip, and there is some code in the boot/ 
directory of the CVS tree for making the kernel boot from ROM/flash as a 
BIOS extension. Also see LinuxBIOS  -


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