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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Chapter 6. Updating the Bootloader and Kernel

The previous chapters taught you how to get started and put the hardware and software to good use. As described in the previous chapters, software packages are updated automatically via the new packages; the bootloader and kernel, however, are not. This chapter will describe the various bootloaders available as well as the various kernels and which one to choose.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The difference between the various bootloaders and kernels
  • Obtaining a new bootloader or kernel
  • Installing a new bootloader or kernel

Prerequisites for this chapter

In this chapter, you will need the destination medium used in the previous chapters, such as an SSD or a hard disk, a USB drive, ...

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