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    Can anyone provide the articals/links to the internals of the
bootloaders. I want to understand as what is the role of the bootloader and
how it achieves it internally.
And how bootloaders are used to create the RAMDISK.


Re: bootloader internals

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You can find the source code (and more) to U-boot at
and the user's manual at

Go and study the docs and the sources.

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They aren't. Bootloaders can do many things, but creating ramdisks is
definitely NOT in their scope.

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Wolfgang Denk

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