Will the Pyra use uBoot ?

Discussion in 'Pyra OS (Debian GNU/Linux)' started by Linux-SWAT, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Hardcore Member

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    If yes, will the Pandora's autoboot.txt be compatible ?
     
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  2. Ligachamp

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    I would likely say yes, it will use uboot. All ARM based devices use uboot as far as I know. If its compatible with pandoras autoboot.txt depends on how the firmware will "look" like. But for what purpose should it be compatible? I don't think you can run the pandora OS on pyra neither (too pandora specified). Maybe if someone wants to mod/hack it or whatever there could be a chance to. We'll see :)

    I think more intresting would it be to know if ED plans to support the "new" GPT parition tables on pyra? I know well there is no real need to as far the MBR is enough, but it would be a nice feature for a mobile device. Only thing I imagine now is to have a compatible eSATA harddrive from which we could boot (since we have eSATA ^^).

    Theoretically the GPT support should already work out of the box on debian, but for booting we need the support in the firmaware (correct me if im wrong)...
     
  3. Linux-SWAT

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    The idea is to boot the same card on both. Of course this will require tons of tweaks, but this is just an idea ^^.
     
  4. lunixbochs

    lunixbochs Moderator Staff Member

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    Not quite. I've observed a few different ones in the router space (and iOS).
     
  5. doragasu

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    Same here, e.g. RedBoot
     

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