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

Song Sam samlinuxppc at
Wed Aug 25 12:00:20 EST 2004

Peter 'p2' De Schrijver <p2 at> wrote£º
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 05:17:15PM +0200, Patrick Huesmann wrote:

> > 3) Is there a way to get a self-decompressing kernel image? ARM
> > linux provides a zImage which the cpu just has to jump into (with
> > some registers initialized) and then decompresses vmlinux by itself.
> 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).

OK, new things learned. But still one point I'd like
to add, that's both U-Boot and PlanetCore convert
linux kernel zImage.embedded image before booting.
U-Boot use mkimage, PlanetCore with dd. This depends
on bootloader.

Best regards,


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