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Bug 457932 - Word 'flash' in ARM-bootloader handbook
Summary: Word 'flash' in ARM-bootloader handbook
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs on
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation Handbook (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Docs Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-17 04:33 UTC by Vladimir Romanov (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-02-23 19:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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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