Friday, September 28, 2007

Embedded Linux - boot loader

The next step in our osk system is to build and set the boot loader
the OSK board comes with already installed U-BOOT,
we can replace it but we don't need
we do need a tool: mkimage to convert the kernel image to U_BOOT format
to build the tool download U-BOOT source

do the following:

# tar -xjvf ${DOWLOADDIR}/u-boot-1.1.2.tar.bz2
# cd u-boot-1.1.2
# make distclean
# make omap5912osk_config
# make tools

you can also run make to create the binary image of u-boot boot loader so you can replace it on the board but we don't need it (future post)

if you look inside the tools directory you will find the tool mkimage

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