Booting Linux without bootloader on Sandpoint X3 with PPC755 CPU, Montavista Linux

Mark A. Greer mgreer at
Tue Jun 10 07:29:34 EST 2003


This has come up and been answered several times before.  Please search
the linuxppc-embedded and linuxppc-dev mail archives.


dong in kang wrote:

> Hello,
> I try to boot MontaVista Linux on Sandpoint X3 with PPC755 CPU.
>I make zImage.initrd for Sandpoint X3, and loaded it on the SDRAM at
>I used bdi to initialize memory controller and load the binary image of
>zImage.initrd on the SDRAM.
>Although I don't use bootloader, I can read/write SDRAM without any problem.
>The only change I made is memory size change in
>arch/ppc/platform/sandpoint_setup.c file
> size = 128*1024*1024;   /* 128 M bytes */
>I also changed the size of memory in the boot parameters.
> However, the Linux doesn't seem to boot properly.
>The serial line keeps silent.
>It keeps running. When I halt the running with bdi, it is in
>Could anybody tell me what's possibly wrong?
> Thanks,
> Dong-In

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