Boot menu to choose distro and/or memory model of choice.


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by AndrewS » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:46 am
Have a look at rpi-update too - it has code for switching the start.elf version, and I added the code for detecting the current start.elf split being used :)
No reason you couldn't factor it out into a standalone script.

And going back to the original topic of a boot menu - see viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8059
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by elatllat » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:46 am
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by hexameron » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:35 pm
Has anyone done any testing on memory splits between 128 and 196 ? I can easily create Arm144 start.elf and arm160start.elf, and it looks good on the linux side, but I cannot get any sensible results from "vcdbg malloc" to know how much is free on the gpu side. :ugeek:

EDIT: There is enough info in the vcdbg malloc to tell me that I am not getting any extra VCore Ram, as well as corrupting the linked list. So that looks like a dead end.
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by hadi » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:40 pm
how can I find out what is my memory split?
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by malakai » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:46 pm
This post explains it quite well

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4691


In short you boot off start.elf but there are other files in the boot dir to choose a split edit the config file to choose the one you want - the post above does better justice to how it works
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