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Re: in mips how to change the start address to the new second boot load

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: Re: in mips how to change the start address to the new second boot loader ?
From: nagalakshmi veeramallu <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 19:50:48 +0530
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>, "M. Warner Losh" <>,,
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will this approach work? if i used "start" environmental variable will it go to new boot loader address directly.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven <> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 15:46, nagalakshmi veeramallu
> hi,
>          --          if we set environmental variable “start” as “go
> new_address”, will it go directly to the new bootloader in the next
> power-on.
> what about using system environmental "start" ,can you tell me at which
> context after power on environmental variables come onto picture.

Environment variables are parsed by the boot loader, whose code resides at,
guess what, 0x1fc00000...

> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 6:55 PM, Kevin D. Kissell <>
> wrote:
>> nagalakshmi veeramallu wrote:
>> -           Mips atlas board has jumper  which will redirect accesses from
>> “Bootcode” range to either “Monitor flash” (0x1e000000) or the upper 4MB of
>> “System flash” (0x1dc00000) based on jumper settings. if my kmc board have
>> some jumper like this, can I redirect the start address.
>> Of course, what is really happening there is that the Atlas boot ROM has a
>> vector at 0x1fc00000 which reads the jumper and jumps to one address or the
>> other depending on the jumper setting. If you control what is in ROM at
>> 0x1fc00000 and you have a software-readable jumper on your KMC board, you
>> can do the same thing.
>>           Regards,
>>           Kevin K.



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