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This is a mass storage bootloader for the Stellaris Launchpad and other Stellaris chips. Inspired by, and similar in use to, the bootloader found on some NXP LPC chips. It appears as a regular external drive (formatted with FAT12) when plugged into a PC, no drivers or custom software needed! It takes up 16kB of flash memory. Bootloader is entered when SW2 button is pressed during reset. REMEMBER TO EDIT YOUR PROGRAM'S LINKER SCRIPT TO START THE CODE AT ADDRESS 0x4000 This software is still experimental, please report any issues! INSTALLATION: *Put the source in a dirctory inside stellarisware/boards/ek-lm4f120xl/ *Run make *Flash gcc/boot_usb_msc.bin onto your Launchpad or other Stellaris board or just use an already built firmware from the "prebuilt" directory (Built using YAGARTO GCC 4.6.0) HOW TO USE: *Edit the linker script of the firmware you want to flash using the bootloader, so that the code starts at address 0x4000. usually it means you have to find this in projectname.ld: FLASH (rx) : ORIGIN = 0x00000000, LENGTH = 0x00040000 and change it to: FLASH (rx) : ORIGIN = 0x00004000, LENGTH = 0x0003c000 then rebuild your project *Plug in your board while holding down SW2, or press the reset button while holding SW2, the system should recognize it as a 512kB mass storage device The red LED will blink when the bootloader is running *You can download the firmware.bin found on the drive to download the contents of flash memory *You can upload your firmware to the board by copying your firmware to the device (the first file you put on the device will be considered new firmware) *Safely eject the drive and reset your board, it should jump to your code immediately UPDATES: 08/12/2012 - Added debug mode that prints out info about reads and writes using UART, to enable it look in the Makefile. Fixed problem when using Thunar to upload firmware, as a side effect you no longer have to name your file firmware.bin. 09/12/2012 - Added prebuilt bin files, so you can use the bootloader straight away! KNOWN ISSUES: *On Ubuntu, ejecting the drive will show an error, but that doesn't break anything Makefile, linker and startup code by Mauro Scomparin and others https://github.com/scompo/stellaris-launchpad-template-gcc All other code is Copyright 2012 Andrzej Surowiec <firstname.lastname@example.org>, released under MIT License. http://emerythacks.blogspot.com/