Need help booting linux on IBM 405EP eval board

Eugene Surovegin ebs at
Sat Apr 3 04:27:16 EST 2004

On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 12:34:56PM -0500, Jeff Tucker wrote:
> Hi, guys.
> I sent a message like this to the U-Boot mailing list last night. I've been
> told this is definitely not a U-Boot problem, so I'm hoping that the people
> on this list can help me.
> I'm having a hard time getting U-Boot to boot Linux on an IBM 405EP
> evaluation board. Here's what I've tried:
> First, I think my kernels are fine. I can compile 2.4.18 from an older
> version of the ELDK or I can compile 2.4.24 from the latest released ELDK.
> I'm using ELDK tools for all of my builds. Using the IBM bootloader that
> comes on the board and the "treeboot" image file format, I can get the IBM
> board to tftp my kernel over the lan and run it. So, I think the kernel is
> working fine.


Standard bootloader which comes with 405ep eval board works fine with the Linux
kernel, U-Boot - doesn't, and you are being told that it's not a U-Boot
problem ?

So why don't you just use IBM bootloader and not U-Boot if you cannot get help
from u-boot maillist?


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