Mainline U-Boot into emmc boot0?

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Mainline U-Boot into emmc boot0?

Post by joerg »

Normaly I write U-Boot with this commands to emmc:

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sudo dd of=$DEV conv=fsync,notrunc bs=512 skip=1 seek=1
sudo dd of=$DEV conv=fsync,notrunc bs=1 count=444
But it destroys the primary GPT table!
Can U-Boot be flashed to different position like boot0?
As I understand, the above commands write 444 bytes to the very beginning of the flash and skips the first 512 bytes from flash and from binary to write the rest.
But where is the boot0 located?
And can I write the same binary in same manner to it?
Or do I have to use a different configuration for U-Boot?

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Re: Mainline U-Boot into emmc boot0?

Post by tobetter »

Interesting question. Since I've managed U-Boot for M1S put into secure partition recently, I am also positive to use the same method for another boards but not yet with Amlogic versions. If my understanding of Amlogic's boot procedure is valid, I am not quite optimistic, worth to read the code again how to manage the image. As of now I coukd tell is the same image cannot be flashed to boot0 partition.
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