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Re: Flashing user files
On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 01:56:50PM -0400, Gurkan, Ozzie [ERS/ATL] wrote:
> Nathan, thanks for the tips. I have indeed created a new directory and a
> makefile to copy into the correct /mnt/flash directory. I see my "hello.txt"
> in the target/cris*/mnt/flash directory now. I run the "make images" and
> "./kflash". I see the programming taking place, however, I don't see that
> file on Axis. I must be missing something simple. Have any other
kflash only writes the kernel partition (kflash means kernel-flash, or
something like that) and the contents of /mnt/flash is in the
jffs-partition. Use "boot_linux -f" instead, it will write both
partitions to flash.
The three most useful boot-commands are:
boot_linux -f : write kernel- and jffs-partitions to flash and boot
boot_linux -F : write rescue-, kernel- and jffs-partitions, erasing
serial number and hwid as well, and boot from flash
boot_linux -i kimage : load entire kernel partition (kernel + root
partition) to RAM and boot from it. It doesn't write anything
at all to flash (which makes it fast). It's a quick way to
test new stuff if you don't need anything new from the
jffs-partition (/mnt/flash and /etc), everything is lost upon
See also "boot_linux -h" for help.