How to port ppc-linux to new custom boards? (virtexII)

Song Sam samlinuxppc at
Tue Aug 24 20:01:45 EST 2004

Patrick Huesmann <tricknology at> wrote£º

> > > 3) Is there a way to get a self-decompressing kernel image?
> >
> > Yes. look at arc/ppc/boot/simple for some targets which have a
> > self-decompressing kernel. (Amongst which is our port to the Insight
> > V2PRO board).
> Hmm. The denx tutorial states that the bootloader *must* decompress
> the kernel. If that's not true (anymore), then I might not have to use
> u-boot as second stage bootloader.

There isn't *MUST* decompress in U-Boot because U-Boot
can boot compressed and unconpressed kernel
respectively.In addition, if using U-Boot as second
stage bootloader,the process couldn't easier than
porting U-Boot on your custom board. I never thought a
so-called boot loader couldn't boot a standard linux

Good luck!


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