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Subject: Re: Multiboot Bootloaders

Re: Multiboot Bootloaders

From: Steph yahoo via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:43:53 +0100

From my user point of view & so I can learn something : what would be the reason or advantage of having such multiboot ?

I own a Cowon D2 which I'd love to boot from hardware drive instead of SD card but multiboot ? Maybe so I would be able to copy/paste cfg files on any microSD or SD card and boot from them with similar settings "preloaded"…
Tshaw !!
Envoyé de mon aPhone
On 13 février 2017 04:49:33 HNEC, Wilgus William via rockbox-dev <> wrote:
>Hi all,
>I've been working on adding multiboot functionality to
>bootloaders on players that support multiple drives/volumes.
>currently, I have a pretty good system laid out with the addition
>of bootdata.h from Amaury I'm able to pass back the boot volume
>to the firmware where we can use jhMikeS' 'mount any directory as
>root' to allow redirect.
>The current functionality is as such:
>rockbox_main.<playername> (clip+, fuze+ etc..) is placed in the root of
>volume you would like the firmware to be loaded from if this file is
>FW is loaded from /.rockbox in the root of this volume.
>If instead a path is specified in the file then the firmware is loaded
>from /<new path>/.rockbox, If the file is not found or doesn't contain
>bootdata header in the image then firmware loading falls back to
>If anyone has suggestions / objections I look forward to your reply
>though be aware, some of these targets have very little free space
>in the bootloader fw images.
Received on 2017-02-13

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