Linux on custom Xilinx board with PPC405 hangs on boot

Andrei Konovalov akonovalov at
Wed Sep 13 01:53:02 EST 2006

Peter N. Andreasen wrote:
> I have an FPGA board which is based on the Xilinx ML300 board but 
> without disk and display. It has 4MB flash, and 32MB SDRAM, and uses the 
> uartlite serial port.
> The RAM is located at 0x0000'0000 - 0x01FF'FFFF
> I downloaded the kernel from Montavista, built a board support package 
> in Xilinx Platform Studio, and managed to configure and build the kernel.
> However when I transfer the resulting zImage.elf file to the board, the 
> attached terminal only shows:
> loaded at:     00040000 00D4140E
> board data at: 00D41183 00D41105
> relocated to:  0004258F 00043501
> zimage at:     00048550 0074E751
> initrd at:     00740800 00D420FF
> avail ram:     00D40500 20000000
> Linux/PPC load: root=/dev/ram rw console=/dev/ttyS0

"console=ttyS0" (not "/dev/ttyS0" BTW) is for 16x50 compatible UART.
UartLite needs something like "console=ttl0".

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