Boot from NAND flash ???

franck.fleter franck.fleter at
Mon May 13 03:20:02 EDT 2002


I read in mails archive that Linux kernel can't boot from NAND flash. It

can  boot from NOR flash.
Does Linux  kernel not able to boot  from NAND flash because :
    1) a NAND flash is connected to an I/O controller and not to a BUS.
    2)  access to a NAND flash would be only handled  by JFFS with the
handling of bad blocks.
    3)  it doesn't exist bootloader for NAND flash.
    4) other reasons.

If someone could help me to understand  why Linux can't boot from
NAND flash, I would appreciate.


Software Engineer
NETBRICK - France.
email : franck.fleter at

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