booting linux OS from Diskonchip?

Posted on 2003-11-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
         I want to use diskonchip on my embedded device. Then do I require a bootloader my linux OS from diskonchip into SDRAM? If so, what bootloader is best suited to load the linux os on x86 based architecture?
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ID: 9840917
I want to have the BIOS program, linux OS, filesystem in the same diskonchip millennium chip. Which filesystem is best suited for DOC Millennium?
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ID: 9901588
You should use EXT2.

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ID: 9961354
There are filesystems like NFTL, TrueFFS. Why that filesystems all?
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ID: 9963170
NFTL is Nand Flash Translation Layer for block device. It allows you to read and write logical sectors.
TrueFFS is M-Systems implementation of NFTL. But you need File System to write files on the DiskOnChip...

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ID: 9983689
Should I have NFTL or TrueFFS or EXt2?
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ID: 9984488
You should have NFTL AND EXT2.

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