Recently six months flash chip price is almost doubled, it is a key chip of VoCore. The world is sick, nobody invest the chip factory and real economy…It is almost ten years since 2008, hope everything goes well.
Maybe its time to consider remove flash from VoCore and add a tf card slot 😂
I think it is possible, all we need in the flash chip is the bootloader, it is around 128KB, can be store in 1Mb flash, that one price is doubled but still acceptable 🙂
Bootloader will need add two drivers, one read from USB disk, one read from sd card. disk format is a problem, we can make bootloader use SD card first 16MB as the old flash, and read Linux from there.
Actually many customized u-boot has already done that. It’s time!