cuImage and multi image?

tiejun.chen tiejun.chen at
Thu Sep 16 17:30:03 EST 2010

Shawn Jin wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a cuImage kernel in order to support legacy u-boot and a
> ramdisk image. Kernel boots fine if these two images are separate and
> "bootm $kernel $ramdisk" is used. But I can not make it to work using
> a single multi image that contains the kernel and ramdisk images. Is
> it even technically possible to boot a multi-image with cuboot
> wrapper?

Try the following steps:
1. cp <your ramdisk.gz> arch/powerpc/boot/ramdisk.image.gz
2. make cuImage.initrd.<your target>

You can get one Image, cuImage.initrd.<your target>, including kernel and ramdisk.


> On the cuImage kernel I have load address set to 0x400000 and the
> entry address set to 0x400554 due to the cuboot wrapper. But to make a
> multi image, both the load and the entry addresses should be set to
> zero. And u-boot (1.1.2) bootm takes the entry address of the multi
> image (i.e. 0x0) as the kernel entry address. 0x0 is certainly not the
> entry address for a cuImage kernel.
> Is there a possible workaround other than using two separate images?
> Thanks,
> -Shawn.
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