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5.5. Tool Installation

U-Boot uses a special image format when loading the Linux kernel or ramdisk or other images. This image contains (among other things) information about the time of creation, operating system, compression type, image type, image name and CRC32 checksums.

The tool mkimage is used to create such images or to display the information they contain. You should install mkimage in some directory that is in you command search PATH, for instance:

bash$ cp tools/mkimage /usr/local/bin/

When using the ELDK, the mkimage command is already included with the other ELDK tools.

5.4.3. Installation using U-Boot 1. Abstract 5.6. Initialization
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