sofware updates using initramfs

Cliff Brake cliff.brake at
Fri Sep 7 10:18:51 EDT 2007

On 9/7/07, Saravanan Chanemouganandam <schane at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> On my pxa270 board, I want to perform kernel and main rootfs updates using a
> small rootfs ( initramfs) flashed on the NOR.
> Can anybody provide me a good descriptive stuffs on the above software updates
> using initramfs?

I have implemented a similar update scheme on several projects -- a few notes:

uclibc support for ARM is now pretty decent in OpenEmbedded, so what I
typically do now is build a small nor image using uclibc, and the main
rootfs using glibc.


Cliff Brake

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