[coreboot] LInux kernel in Flash

Harald Gutmann harald.gutmann at gmx.net
Wed Jun 24 17:18:28 CEST 2009


to get a fast boot time on my mainboard I want to stick a whole kernel-image 
into my flashchip.

The idea I want to realize is to have a kernel image in the Flash which has 
all drivers for my hardware compiled in.
I don't want to have a busybox environment or an X-server in the flash, but 
just the kernel image.

Booting should look as follows:
* Coreboot initialization
* Payload Kernel Image (64bit)
* (sysv)init or upstart from harddrive

* Fast

* needs to reflash/rebuild the bios every kernel update

What do I need except a kernel image which has all drivers compilled in?
What needs to be done to get this setup working?

Kind regards,
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