eldk: compiling linux for custom hardware

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sat Feb 5 04:21:39 EST 2005

In message <4203940F.2010109 at web.de> you wrote:
> I'm going to compile embedded power pc linux for a custom hardware.
> I use the Denx ELDK.
> The Linux Kernel configuration (make menuconfig) asks what machine type
> to compile Linux for.
> So I have the problem that I do not know which option to choose ("none"
> is not an option in the dialogue) and that I also do not know what

You will have to port the  Linux  kernel  for  your  hardware,  which
includes adding appropriate entries to the config menues.

> choosing one of the existing options actually changes behind the scenes.

It will most certainly result in a configuration which is  wrong  for
your board.

> I'd like a Linux to drop out that supports my MPC875 chip, works with
> the LXT 970A ethernet PHY chip and (if possible) the ISP1301
> USB-on-the-go USB chip the board has and supports a serial terminal via
> SCC4 via the RXD4/TXD4 signals.

You will have to create a port (more exactly: a configuration) of the
Linux kernel for your board.

[Note: this has nothing to do with the DENX ELDK -- your  subject  is
somewhat misleading.]

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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