Xilinx ML300 u-boot question

Mike Wellington wellington at lucent.com
Wed Apr 14 04:24:50 EST 2004

   That solves part of the problem.  I'd still have to either
download a new u-boot via XPS or copy it to the MicroDrive
every time I changed u-boot.  I'll do it this way for now,
but it would be better if I built two different u-boots
that are made to execute from different RAM locations.  Then
I can download the (changeable) second-stage u-boot via tftp.

-mike wellington
  wellington at lucent.com
  platform at bithead.com

Peter Ryser wrote:
> Mike,
> for TFTP boot normally the HW MAC address of the target device is used
> for identification. On the ML300 the HW MAC address is stored inside the
> IIC EEPROM. Since accessing this EEPROM is not yet supported in the
> pusblished U-Boot port for ML300 the MAC address is hardcoded in
> board/xilinx/xilinx_enet/emac_adapter.c.
> So, to get a machine specific u-boot for every board change the MAC
> address and recompile. I'm not sure that you would need the secondary
> u-boot then as you could then directly load the Linux kernel in the
> second step.
> - Peter
> Mike Wellington wrote:
>> Does anybody know what parameters I should use to
>> load u-boot, using u-boot.    That's right, I want to
>> build a generic u-boot that goes on the Microdrive of
>> a Xilinx ML300 development board.  I have several of them
>> to manage.  I want the generic u-boot to go and download
>> a machine-specific u-boot that I can change on my workstation
>> without having to write it to the microdrive.
>> Or can I just have u-boot start the kernel with no parameters
>> and have all the initial args for the kernel built into the
>> kernel?
>> -mike wellington
>>  wellington at lucent.com

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