[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Is it possible to boot from the MMC card?

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Mon Mar 27 18:52:19 EEST 2006
Well, there is some interesting stuff in /mnt/initfs/linuxrc which is a 
script executed when device boots but you probably need access to serial 
console (pins next to battery) to see the menu or use flasher to set 
root device permanently. So the answer is - yes it is possible.

Also the script could be modified to check for the card and some file on 
it and boot it only when it is found. And of course it can be easily 
modified to stop booting at all ;-)


Disconnect wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Jose Maria Rodriguez Millan did have cause to say:
>> <html><div style='background-color:'><DIV class=RTE>Hello,</DIV>
>> <DIV class=RTE>&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm taking my first steps in developing for this platform, and, although i've seen a developer system can be flashed on the device, i'm wondering if it's possible to somehow copy the developer system on the MMC card and then, boot from it.I guess that would make developing for the platform way easier.</DIV>
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> Use text, mmkay?
> And no, right now there is no way to boot off mmc (or network, or..) but 
> something could probably be hacked up. (See the multiboot-menu packages that 
> were developed for the ipaq - the basic idea is that all versions share a 
> kernel, but the initrd can 'chain' to other initrds and roots.)
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