Sunday, June 14, 2009

Booboo’s dual boot update

Just posted on Booboo’s blog:

Still preparing the dual boot package release. Meanwhile, here's a short video of dual boot working. The final version lits the LCD as soon as you switch it on, but shows nothing on it until the kernel framebuffer driver takes control. It's not nice but is better than having a dark screen (which felt like something was not working).
One note on boot time: the current boot process involves u-boot and a one second delay before mounting the root filesystem. u-boot is necessary because we are booting from miniSD and the delay is needed to let the kernel hotplug system detect the miniSD. Eventually, when linux replaces the original firmware (don't hold your breath), those delays will disappear.

 

7 comments :

  1. This is awesome! One big step towards Linux on Dingoo!

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  2. Wow, this is wonderful, cant wait :D !!!

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  3. OMG!! I cant wait, thanks to everyone that has been working to make this happen!

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  4. dude, if you were a woman i would give you a kiss

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  5. If Linux replaced the original firmware, would the booting change from Tux and some console text to a loading screen?

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  6. Was that a Dingoo detached from a computer running linux! Wait was that dual boot!! I'm so excited and i just cannot hide it!!!

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  7. I hope the loading screen stays with Tux and console loading! It looks so fucking awesome.

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