Chapter 1. Overview

The Simtec Electronics Advanced Boot Load Environment (ABLE) supports the use of Flash Information Services (FIS) partitions placed in the boot Flash on some Simtec Electronics development boards. This allows for an Operating System to be booted without any other boot device attached to the system.

The ABLE FIS tool allows the user to manipulate these FIS tables and arrange the flash in any way they choose.


The ABLE boot loader partition must never be removed or altered. Moving or altering this partition will corrupt the boot loader and the system will no longer start (see Simtec Electronics website for details on recovering such systems).