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[http://u-boot.sourceforge.net/ U-Boot] is based on version 2.0.0 (the "Halloween Release") of [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ppcboot PPCBoot]. It aims to be a universal boot loader for embedded boards based on PowerPC, ARM, MIPS and several other processors, which can be installed in a boot ROM and used to initialize and test the hardware or to download and run application code.
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[http://u-boot.sourceforge.net/ U-Boot] is a universal boot loader for embedded boards based on PowerPC, ARM, MIPS and several other processors, which can be installed in a boot ROM and used to initialize and test the hardware or to download and run OS and application code.
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Sample features are:
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* serial console support
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* integrated shell alike setup interface
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* optional password protectection and timeout for acces to setup interface on boot
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* editable configuration space
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* downloads software trough tftp servers
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* flash routines for EEPROMS of misc technology including NANDs
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* runs test applications directly
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* boots Linux
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Sample distributions that do use U-boot:
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* DENX ELDK
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* emlix
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== Web resources ==
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The presentation at
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[http://www.denx.de/twiki/bin/view/UBootdoc/Presentation] gives an overview about
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history and main features.
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A detailed manual can be found at
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[http://www.denx.de/twiki/bin/view/DULG/Manual].
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[[category:U-Boot]]

Latest revision as of 13:15, 16 August 2012

U-Boot is a universal boot loader for embedded boards based on PowerPC, ARM, MIPS and several other processors, which can be installed in a boot ROM and used to initialize and test the hardware or to download and run OS and application code.

Sample features are:

  • serial console support
  • integrated shell alike setup interface
  • optional password protectection and timeout for acces to setup interface on boot
  • editable configuration space
  • downloads software trough tftp servers
  • flash routines for EEPROMS of misc technology including NANDs
  • runs test applications directly
  • boots Linux

Sample distributions that do use U-boot:

  • DENX ELDK
  • emlix

Web resources

The presentation at [1] gives an overview about history and main features.

A detailed manual can be found at [2].