Is there documentation / web page that explains the process and files used when the
beaglebone boots? For example, I haven’t seen a page that explains the uenv.txt file,
or, for example, what the difference is between a uimage or zimage is and why you’d
use one or the other. And the MLO file; I have no clue what that is.
I’d like to be able to understand William Hermans’ instructions for booting to a usb hard
drive and what they’re doing and why rather than just blindly following them.
that page probably needs to be updated a bit by now ...
Indeed, I share your wondering Rusty.
Just a simple note : your link to the (greaaat) Sabayon has a typo, it should be :
I didn’t see these links in the eelinux wikis (official or Community) : I think it really worth a place there.
quick question to the list, that's probably been spending more time
on this than i have lately -- i'm assuming that, by now, u-boot for
the BBB is pretty much a solved problem and is fairly stable, with
most of the enhancements coming in the form of updated device trees
and newer uEnv.txt files, yes?
i'm asking as i want to go back shortly and update a lot of my wiki
pages related to the BBB, and i would *imagine* that pages related to
the base u-boot code won't really have to change much, although i'm
happy with being proven wrong.
On quick review, I'd say other then unifing the "fatls/extls" sections to
just use the "generic" ls commands as CONFIG_CMD_FS_GENERIC has been
defined by default since atleast v2013.10 (haven't looked earlier..)