[U-Boot,v4,8/8] board/ti/am335x/README: Document NOR programming

Message ID 1374174785-27578-9-git-send-email-trini@ti.com
State Accepted
Delegated to: Tom Rini
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Tom Rini July 18, 2013, 7:13 p.m.
The Beaglebone White may be populated with a memory cape that has a NOR
module.  Document how to program it.

Signed-off-by: Tom Rini <trini@ti.com>
 board/ti/am335x/README |   23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)


diff --git a/board/ti/am335x/README b/board/ti/am335x/README
index 6d45352..67b5246 100644
--- a/board/ti/am335x/README
+++ b/board/ti/am335x/README
@@ -38,6 +38,29 @@  U-Boot # nand write 81000000 0 260000
 U-Boot # load mmc 0 ${loadaddr} uImage
 U-Boot # nand write ${loadaddr} kernel 500000
+The Beaglebone White can be equiped with a "memory cape" that in turn can
+have a NOR module plugged into it.  In this case it is then possible to
+program and boot from NOR.  Note that due to how U-Boot is architectured we
+must build a specific version of U-Boot that knows we have NOR flash.  This
+build is named 'am335x_evm_nor'.  Further, we have a 'am335x_evm_norboot'
+build that will assume that the environment is on NOR rather than NAND.  In
+the following example we assume that and SD card has been populated with
+MLO and u-boot.img from a 'am335x_evm_nor' build and also contains the
+'u-boot.bin' from a 'am335x_evm_norboot' build.  When booting from NOR, a
+binary must be written to the start of NOR, with no header or similar
+prepended.  In the following example we use a size of 512KiB (0x80000)
+as that is how much space we set aside before the environment, as per
+the config file.
+U-Boot # mmc rescan
+U-Boot # load mmc 0 ${loadaddr} u-boot.bin
+U-Boot # protect off 08000000 +80000
+U-Boot # erase 08000000 +80000
+U-Boot # cp.b ${loadaddr} 08000000 ${filesize}
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