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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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The bootloader overview

The bootloader is the first thing that gets loaded that is actually user modifiable. The name of the bootloader that is used by the community and throughout this book is u-boot. It comes in two separate flavors. First, there is the lichee variant but it is not actively being developed. The reason why it is still around is that it is the only bootloader that currently supports booting of the onboard NAND flash. This bootloader is nearly always preinstalled and generally there isn't any reason for it to be replaced. More interesting is the sunxi variant of u-boot, which is being actively developed by the community and which we will check out in the following section.

U-boot-sunxi

As precompiled versions of a bootloader are ...

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