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Linux: Embedded Development by Chris Simmonds, Alex González, Alexandru Vaduva

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Summary

In this chapter, you were presented with information on bootloaders, with particular focus on the U-Boot bootloader. We also discussed topics related to U-Boot interaction, porting, debugging, general information on bootloaders, U-Boot alternatives and a boot sequence inside an embedded environment. There was also a section related to the Yocto Project, where you were introduced to the mechanism used to support various bootloaders available inside BSP. A number of exercises were presented across the chapter, and they offered more clarity on this subject.

In the next chapter, we will discuss the Linux kernel, its features and source code, modules and drivers, and, in general, most of the information needed to interact with the Linux kernel. ...

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