Booting Linux from an ACE File

mojtaba kernelppc at
Fri May 16 21:57:35 EST 2008

Dear all,

Could you please explain what happens exactly when Linux is booting from a
compact flash?

To my few knowledge, the Linux compressed image will be copied somewhere in
memory, will be uncompressed and the control will jump to the beginning
address of the Linux kernel.

Is there any boot loader that copies the Linux compressed image to the

Where in memory does it put the Linux kernel? For example, if I have 2 DDRs
in my hardware, in which of them it will be put the kernel?

Can I set the kernel location in memory manually?

Might be an stupid question but: Is it possible for the kernel to be half in
BRAMS and half in DDR?


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