About this document. This document describes the Simtec Electronics Advanced Boot Load Environment (ABLE) which provides a flexible environment for both experimentation and integrator solutions.
Intended Audience. This document is aimed at anyone using the ABLE bootloader. The first part is more useful to the beginner but the reference parts allow the book to remain useful to the more experienced user.
Gives an outline of what functions ABLE does and does not provide and a brief discussion of possible features.
Gives an introduction to the facilities of ABLE and methods for interacting with the bootloader.
Gives a comprehensive guide to using the in built command line interface.
Provides a guide to the use of the ABLE shell.
Shows how ABLE communicates with the user and how that is controlled.
Shows how Operating systems may be started. Including how OS are located and identified both for manual and automated loading.
Gives details on how to configure network interfaces from ABLE
Gives details on how to upgrade the bootloader.
Is a complete reference to all the built in commands within ABLE.
Is a complete reference to all the non volatile variables available within ABLE.
Acknowledgements. Several people contributed to the creation of this book in various ways. I would especially like to thank R. Parry and M Gillard for proofreading.
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