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Bug 457932

Summary: Word 'flash' in ARM-bootloader handbook
Product: [OLD] Docs on Reporter: Vladimir Romanov (RETIRED) <blueboar>
Component: Installation HandbookAssignee: Docs Team <docs-team>
Severity: minor CC: arm
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Vladimir Romanov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-02-17 04:33:19 UTC
I've translating ARM version of handbook to Russian, and i have a question about one term:

In Using NeTTrom section, there is text about 'embedding kernel in flash'. What is this flash? It is some flash device? Is the firmware on the same flash? Can we write that we simply 'embedding kernel in firmware'? Or is it some other flash?

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-02-18 17:15:36 UTC
It is a flash device in the computer afaik, but i'll add ARM team in Cc so they can confirm.
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2013-02-19 20:11:53 UTC
yes, the netwinder has a one dedicated flash device where its boot loader lives.  it can also optionally store+boot a kernel.
Comment 3 Vladimir Romanov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-02-20 02:11:10 UTC
OK, Thanks