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Re: Use genimage for disk-image creation.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Use genimage for disk-image creation.
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:24:19 +0200
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Vagrant Cascadian <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 2020-03-29, Danny Milosavljevic wrote:
>> Hi Ludo,
>> On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 16:44:39 +0200
>> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Oh, really?  I’m surprised partitioning causes problems (though I’m
>>> not familiar with embedded dev!).
>> Well, maybe not that bad, but it's pretty bad.
>> It's because the boot sector for ARM, for some unfathomable reason, is not
>> the first sector but has basically a vendor-dependent sector number somewhere
>> in the middle of the disk :P

Oh I see, I actually noticed that in (gnu bootloader u-boot) and in
Buildroot, it’s terrrrible.

> I haven't really looked at buildroot at all... but I suspect buildroot
> is just a collection of all these criteria applied on a board-by-board
> basis, but most of these boards don't actually require specific
> partition layout, per se, it's just nice to not clobber the raw offsets
> of various parts of the boot process... but creating partitions for each
> of those can make installation less error-prone in some cases.

Yeah, I guess we could keep importing them like Danny did in the past,
but of course it would be nice to have an automated process to do that.


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