Chapter 6. Starting an Operating System Manually

Table of Contents

6.1. Data sources
6.2. Alias sources
6.3. Network sources
6.4. XModem source
6.5. Navigating a filesystem
6.6. How ABLE identifies files.
6.6.1. ABLE shell script
6.6.2. ABLE executable
6.6.3. ARM LINUX® zImage
6.6.4. ELF and AOUT files
6.6.5. UNIX® Compress files
6.6.6. Gzip files
6.6.7. Images, text and data files
6.6.8. Motorola S-Record
6.7. Starting an Operating System
6.7.1. The "setargs, load and boot" method
6.7.2. The "command line" method

ABLE is a powerful tool but its ultimate aim is simply to obtain the operating system image and start its execution with the appropriate parameters. This chapter shows how to use ABLE to achieve this aim using the Command Line Interface.