Booting new MPC5200B board

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at
Sat Aug 18 12:33:46 EST 2007

On 8/17/07, Jon Smirl <jonsmirl at> wrote:
> I'm using OSELAS-tiny-5 to compile a kernel for my new Phytec
> 5200B-tiny board with u-boot. When I try booting the kernel via tftpd
> I get this error about the RAMDisk. Why does it want a RAMDisk, and
> how do I supply it with one?

The problem with the RAMDisk error is caused by the board shipping
with uboot 1.1.4. Upgrading to 1.2.0 fixes it.

1.1.4 doesn't implement dtb support
 bootm 0x500000 - 0x400000
gets interpreted as load a RAM disk at 00000.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at

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