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Subject: Re: ROLO / two-stage booting for rockbox

Re: ROLO / two-stage booting for rockbox

From: roland <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 22:05:12 +0100

that`s exactly, what I had in mind, but didn`t explain well enough !

----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin Heiner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: ROLO / two-stage booting for rockbox

> >Hi !
> >
> >What about making "independent" ROLO an Rockbox option, i.e. moving
> >ROLO out of rockbox code ???
> >I like the Idea of having a "first stage bootloader" which gives
> >a menu with different options to choose.
> >On my PC I use LILO for booting Linux Kernel 2.2, 2.4, 2.5.x.....,
> >and so on. This is a good concept - it is convenient and it is easy.
> One way of implementing this is to simply create a seperate firmware that
acts the same way that LILO does. You really don't have to even include it
in the main Rockbox stuff. All it's doing is ROLO, so you would think that
it would be very easy to create a seperate app.
> It wouldn't need to handle anything with sound, just printing to the
screen and doing ROLO. Once this is created, you probably never need to
update it. Hell, when's the last time that a boot loader got many more
features? :-)
> This way, the people who want it could have it, and the people that don't
want it dont need to have it.
> -Justin
Received on 2003-01-18

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