Booting Linux from Linux with kexec

The Linux kernel feature known as ‘kexec‘ allows you to boot from the currently running kernel into a new kernel – effectively turning a Linux distribution into a feature-rich bootloader. This shouldn’t be confused with virtualisation technologies that allow you to run Linux as a guest. This capability has been around since 2005 (2.6.13) and …

Booting ARM without an ARM

It’s possible (and easy) to develop software for ARM based platforms without having physical ARM based hardware on your desk – there are many ways to do this such as using the QEMU emulator. However by using something known as a Fixed Virtual Platform (FVP) it’s possible to run software on a simulation of some …