Anyone seen this u-boot project?

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Anyone seen this u-boot project?

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I like the idea of using GRUB to select kernels during boot and it looks more like mainline Linux (on Intel).

http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2689
http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=2595

https://gitlab.denx.de/u-boot/u-boot/-/tree/master

This seems to go well with the mainline installer I have working with aarch64. I have been playing with the mainline installer and it does download any mainline kernel and build it and save it to the /boot folder. Except it is not a kernel blob but appears to be the kernel files typically used on an Intel system.

Here is an ls of /boot after using mainline installer to install a new kernel

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root@odroid:~# ls -l /boot
total 170832
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  9337091 Nov 11 22:02 Image.gz
-rw------- 1 root root  6553541 Nov 10 21:35 System.map-5.9.8-050908-generic
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     4096 Nov 13 12:22 amlogic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   276293 Nov 10 21:35 config-5.9.8-050908-generic
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       31 Nov 13 13:33 initrd.img -> initrd.img-5.9.8-050908-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11722639 Jul 14 01:33 initrd.img-4.9.230-87
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11722581 Jul 14 03:54 initrd.img-4.9.230-88
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  7877525 Nov 13 12:22 initrd.img-4.9.230-89
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11936041 Nov 13 12:22 initrd.img-4.9.236-104
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 55593586 Nov 13 13:34 initrd.img-5.9.8-050908-generic
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       31 Nov 13 13:33 initrd.img.old -> initrd.img-5.9.8-050908-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11722703 Jul 14 01:33 uInitrd-4.9.230-87
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11722645 Jul 14 03:54 uInitrd-4.9.230-88
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11722947 Jul 14 13:36 uInitrd-4.9.230-89
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11936105 Nov 13 12:22 uInitrd-4.9.236-104
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       28 Nov 13 13:33 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-5.9.8-050908-generic
-rw------- 1 root root 12773981 Nov 10 21:35 vmlinuz-5.9.8-050908-generic
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       28 Nov 13 13:33 vmlinuz.old -> vmlinuz-5.9.8-050908-generic
root@odroid:~# 

So a u-boot that provides a grub sound like the perfect match.

Any thoughts people?
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