Chapter 1. Overview

The Simtec Electronics Advanced Boot Load Environment (ABLE) is a portable modular boot loader for use in applications where an OS must be retrieved and started. ABLE provides extended functionality providing modules for a command line, video consoles, serial consoles, network booting and numerous other facilities.

Batty is an ABLE tool which performs hardware unit tests. It runs on all platforms. The number and nature of its tests vary between platforms depending on factors such as availability of hardware and features preset. To be used effectively batty must be run on ABLE versions later than 2.05.