Booting Linux on Custom PowerPC 405GP board

Jis Joy jisjoy at
Fri Jul 5 14:58:31 EST 2002

Hi Friends,

I am new to Linux, I need help from you friends.

We got a custom PowerPC 405GP board, we want to boot Linux on that.

Board limitations are:
1. There is no network interface, only serial port. The kernel image has

to be  downloaded through the serial port. (network interface will be
to this card in future.)
2. The monitor code is also custom one, its no a Walnut ROM monitor.

I found out that the boot loader files are in
/src/linux/arch/ppc/boot/tree directory (Am I  correct ??).
What are the changes I have to make to boot linux.

Will it start booting, if I download the
/src/linux/arch/ppc/boot/image/vmlinux to the 0x00000000 location and
jump to that location ?? (the image is compiled for 405GP processor).

Thanks in advance,

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