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

Grant Likely grant.likely at
Wed Sep 5 00:47:57 EST 2007

On 9/4/07, Thomas Gerlach <gerlach at> wrote:
> 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-

You should be using a Linux cross compiler, not powerpc-eabi-.  The
Xilinx cross compiler will not work to compile Linux kernels.

You can build yourself a cross compiler using 'crosstool':

Alternately, you can download ELDK:


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
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