Migrating from x86 to PowerPC, Part 2, Anatomy of the Linux boot process
Design notes for hardware and firmware involved in booting embedded Linux
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: February 08, 2005
This installment of "Migrating from x86 to PowerPC" discusses detailed similarities and differences between booting Linux on an x86-based platform (typically a PC-compatible SBC) and a custom embedded platform based around PowerPC, ARM, and others. It discusses suggested hardware and software designs and highlights the tradeoffs of each. It also describes important design pitfalls and best practices.
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