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Re: [alpine-devel] Aarch64 bootloader

From: Michael Davies <nemykal_at_nrv-linux.io>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:01:04 +1100

Hi,

Sadly I don't think syslinux aarch64 is going anywhere in the near
future. The code is really messy with quite a lot of platform-specific
asm. I've been making do with native UEFI booting on my aarch64 system.
U-boot is probably the best option.

Regards,
Michael

On 21/12/16 11:06 pm, Alba Pompeo wrote:
> The Alpine Aarch64 image need a different bootloader to work.
> Alpine's default is Syslinux but it doesn't support aarch64.
> What are the options for the specific architecture (aarch64)?
> I see GRUB2 supports it, but it's an awful and bloated bootloader.
> Doesn't fit Alpine.
>
> I have no experience with Das U-Boot but it seems to support Aarch64.
> https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/blob/master/doc/README.arm64
>
> Or can just wait for Syslinux to port it?
> http://www.syslinux.org/archives/2016-August/025340.html
>
> Any other options?
>
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