Booting from JFFS2

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Tue May 15 03:10:45 EDT 2001

baoha at said:
> I would like to partition the Flash into two: (1) boot loader and  (2)
> JFFS2.  Can I put the kernel, zImage, and fs.gz on JFFS2,  and boot
> the kernel from there? 

The answer to that question is entirely dependent on the bootloader you 
use. But at the moment, I think there are no bootloaders which support this.

There are patches available for Compaq bootldr used on the iPAQ, which make
it capable of loading a kernel from a JFFSv1 filesystem. But nobody's yet 
done JFFS2, AFAIK. 

We're intending to add this support to RedBoot some time in the near 
future, hopefully.


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