Skip to content

open-power/petitboot

master
Switch branches/tags
Code

Files

Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
Type
Name
Latest commit message
Commit time
 
 
doc
 
 
 
 
 
 
lib
 
 
m4
 
 
man
 
 
po
 
 
 
 
ui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Petitboot - A kexec-based bootloader

Petitboot is an operating system bootloader based on Linux kexec. It can load any operating system image that supports the Linux kexec re-boot mechanism like Linux and FreeBSD. Petitboot can load images from any device that can be mounted by Linux, and can also load images from the network using the HTTP, HTTPS, NFS, SFTP, and TFTP protocols.

Current platform support includes PowerPC/POWER with OPAL, the Sony Playstation 3, and ARM64 with ACPI. Petitboot can be built and run on other platforms, but it will not include all available features.

See the petitboot man pages for more info.

Development

Petitboot's home is at github.com; clone it with:

git clone https://github.com/open-power/petitboot

Development and discussion occurs on the Petitboot mailing list: petitboot@lists.ozlabs.org.

Building

For an example of building Petitboot for distribution in a Linux image, see op-build or petitboot--buildroot.

To build locally for development/debug (with the ncurses UI for example):

./bootstrap
./configure
make

./discover/pb-discover --help
./ui/ncurses/petitboot-nc --help