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SubjectRe: Loading initrd from flash
On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 04:17:12PM -0700, Ian S. Nelson wrote:
> Is there a standardized way of doing this yet? I'm not using any MTD
> stuff, yet, and it doesn't look like something that the code currently
> does.

The standard way of doing it on ARM linux systems is that the boot
loader copies the contents of the (compressed) ramdisk from flash to a
place in ram where the kernel expects it to be. Another possibility is
to point the kernel to the flash memory and have it decompressed from
there.


Erik

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