Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Multiboot Bootloaders
Re: Multiboot Bootloaders
From: Steph yahoo via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
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 !! Steph Envoyé de mon aPhone On 13 février 2017 04:49:33 HNEC, Wilgus William via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se> 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 >the >volume you would like the firmware to be loaded from if this file is >blank >then >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 >the >bootdata header in the image then firmware loading falls back to >standard >behavior. > >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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