Booting Linux Kernel without bootloader

Grant Likely grant.likely at
Fri Aug 4 02:34:49 EST 2006

On 8/3/06, Milton Miller <miltonm at> wrote:
> > I've got a similar situation on my Virtex-4 platform.  The FPGA takes
> > care of all device initialization.  However, the kernel is loaded of a
> > CF card via a *slow* JTAG interface.  Loading an uncompressed image is
> > more time consuming than loading a compressed image and uncompressing
> > it in software.
> This is often the case.  However, if its loaded via some kind of DMA
> access
> from a higher powered cpu then loading the uncompressed kernel could be
> the fastest way.  Since we don't know we can only mention things to
> consider as we state what can be done.

As alwasy; the devil is in the details.  :)

Grant Likely, B.Sc. P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
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