Nand flash and blob

Charles Manning manningc2 at
Mon Nov 25 14:22:33 EST 2002

There are conceptually two ways of doing this:
* Use reserved NAND blocks to store the image.
* Store the image in a NAND file system (JFFS2 or YAFFS).

The second option has various advantages in that the image can then be 
transferred via file system copies. I have done this for WinCE, but other 
people have done this for Linux..

Nick Bane has done some mork to transfer YAFFS images into the device under 
bootloader control. See

-- CHarles

On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 05:49, Gabriel Goldstein wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm working on a arm based design where I have a 16MB Sandisk/Samsung
> nand flash device.  I think I have the Linux side settled buy using the
> standard MTD driver.
> I'm using BLOB and I'd like to know what people are doing to get the
> system loaded.  I have zImage, params, and ramdisk that I want to use my
> NAND device to store these blocks.
> Thanks,
> Gabriel
> Gabriel Goldstein
> Anidea Engineering, Inc.
> Fort Lauderdale, FL
> anidea at
> Phone:  954-254-9898
> Fax:  240-368-8982

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