Newbie on embedded linux on PPC: error: cannot find boot.o

Thomas Gerlach gerlach at
Tue Sep 4 23:48:40 EST 2007

hi folks,

my name is thomas trying to make embedded linux run on a powerpc, but we've got special boards here, although we use a xilinx virtex4 fpga...

as you said in the nabble-thread (see subject), i set up edk9.1 software platform settings und ran libgen to get the xparameters* files. i copied those bsp files into the kernel tree (i use your kernel linux-2.6-virtex from after configuring the kernel settigs, i try

$ make ARCH=ppc CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-eabi-

what i get is the following output:

>   CHK     include/linux/version.h
>   CHK     include/linux/utsrelease.h
>   CALL    scripts/
>   CHK     include/linux/compile.h
>   LD      init/mounts.o
> powerpc-eabi-ld: cannot find boot.o
> make[1]: *** [init/mounts.o] Error 1
> make: *** [init] Error 2

so, i searched for boot.o (it exists) and even copied it into several dirs of the linux kernel tree (where i thought i would make sense), but the problem still remains.

googling results in

and this, too, doesn't take me further in solving the problem.

i hope you can help me.

many thanks in advance,

kind regards

thomas gerlach

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