chrp mmu and booting.

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Sun Jan 25 07:01:34 EST 2004

On Fri, 23 Jan 2004, Peter Bergner wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 12:54, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Yeah, but in my case, i have no yaboot, and i know that these boxes are
> > also capable of booting from the OF.
> Yes, you can boot any 32-bit ELF binary from OF.  Yaboot and the zImage
> wrapper for the 64-bit kernel are both 32-bit ELF binaries, so you can
> boot either of these.  Note that you cannot boot a plain PPC64 vmlinux,
> as the OF ELF loader doesn't support 64-bit ELF binaries.

Indeed, when porting Linux to the LongTrail, my first program on the box was a
small assembler program to print `Hello, world!' to the serial port, compiled
to a plain ELF binary and loaded from OF.



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