[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/1] board: add support for RIoTboard

Nikolay Dimitrov picmaster at mail.bg
Thu Mar 5 16:55:17 UTC 2015


Hi Thomas,

On 03/05/2015 05:05 PM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Nikolay Dimitrov,
>
> On Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:58:47 +0200, Nikolay Dimitrov wrote:
>
>> Not really. Now as you're asking, I found that I'm doing this by habit
>> (probably inherited by some weird ARM board boot-requirements in the
>> past).
>
> Yes, some boards/bootloader configuration have the limitation that the
> first partition must be a FAT partition. In this case, it definitely
> makes sense to have two partitions, since a Linux root filesystem can
> hardly be stored in a FAT filesystem.
>
>> Would you prefer me to re-send the patch with instructions only for
>> single partition layout?
>
> Well, in the situation of this board, where the bootloader is stored
> raw and is capable of reading an ext2 filesystem, yes I believe a
> single partition makes more sense.
>
> You can ask Buildroot to install the uImage and DTB to /boot in the
> root filesystem. However, for the extlinux.config file, you'll have to
> add a post-build script to do this.

Thanks for your comments. I think this is better than my initial
proposal. Patch is on the way.

Regards,
Nikolay



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