Boot sequence on netinstall image

I just decided to update my image using RCN's netinstall

sudo ./ --mmc /dev/sdd --dtb am335x-boneblack --firmware --no-swap --serial-mode

Now I realize that I do not understand how this system boots. I used to believe that the onchip ROM looked for the file MLO in the boot partition, but there no longer appears to be one!

Could someone direct me as to how the initial boot sequence works??

Best regards,


The MLO/u-boot.img files are now dd'ed to the disk:

dd if=MLO of=/dev/sdX count=1 seek=1 conv=notrunc bs=128k
dd if=u-boot.img of=/dev/sdX count=2 seek=1 conv=notrunc bs=384k

So a 'vfat' partition is no longer needed.

So, only the location of MLO/u-boot.img changed, everything else is
relatively the same.


Thanks so much for your very informative reply :slight_smile: