Das U-Boot (The Universal Bootloader) is an open source, primary boot loader.

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Can vmlinux be used instead of uImage?

I want to use an uncompressed kernel image and boot the BeagleBoard. Generally I use uImage to boot the kernel which is in compressed format. How do I use an uncompressed kernel image?
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How to extract files from uImage?

Buildroot is generating Images for an embedded device where they should run on. This is working very well. In those Images the rootfs is included. Due to some research I'd like to look into that ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. While booting from U-Boot

Kernel mounted the root file system but can not find any init script. I'm sure that script exists in my ramdisk.img! I also checked out this and GE863-PRO3 U-BOOT Software User Guide 1VV0300777 Rev. ...
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Kernel booting stops right after “Uncompressing Linux…”

I'm trying to bring up an ARM-based board. I've got U-Boot working but can't seem to get the kernel to load. Most of the time it only goes as far as: Starting kernel ... Uncompressing Linux... A ...
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Disabling TCP/IP during boot process in linux

I'm trying to install Linux on an FPGA board. The linux flavour is petalinux for Xilinx FPGA chips. The current Xilinx SoC has a Cortex A9 processor and a programmable hardware logic i.e FPGA. I ...
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What does this dd command do exactly?

I have the an embedded device with this SD card: [root@(none) ~]# busybox fdisk -l Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 3965 MB, 3965190144 bytes 4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 121008 cylinders Units = cylinders of 64 * ...
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How can I tell what memory RAM address range is being used by uboot?

I am in uboot and was wondering, how could I tell what RAM address range is being used by uboot. uboot needs memory to run so it might be using some of the RAM. I want to avoid modifying those RAM ...
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Booting using initramfs instead of uramdisk

I am working on Zynq Microzed board. It is booting perfectly with uramdisk.image.gz but I trying to boot it with initramfs.cpio. In this regard I have made following changes in header files of ...
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rootfs.jffs2 files system won't fit in mtd3

I have a files system that I am trying to put in flash memory mtd3 partition. I first boot using uboot and then do run sdboot to boot using SD card as shown below: U-Boot-PetaLinux> ...
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Restricting memory area for linux kernel

I am running ltib Linux on P1022RDK (P1022 Core) platform. I have 512 MB = 0x20000000 memory. I want my Linux kernel to use the second half of the board memory (i.e from 256 MB to 512 MB) and want the ...
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FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi2

I want to build FreeBSD custom Image for my Raspberry Pi2. I have read about the boot process in RPi2. I also went through the chrochet build instruction document. I learned from some websites that ...
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Can a zImage be used with U-Boot and ArchLinuxARM?

I am using U-Boot on a Cubieboard 2, sun7i AllWinner A20 board to boot into ArchLinux ARM. The kernel version that I have is the sun7i latest, which is 3.4.103-5-ARCH so, in kernel terms, it's a bit ...
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How to convert a zImage into uImage for booting with u-boot

I have a zImage that I want to boot using u-boot. I think zImage is not understood by u-boot,as I am getting the following error after uboot executes: Wrong Image Format for bootm command ERROR: ...
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tftpput in U-Boot: error: 'Access violation' (2)

I have enabled CONFIG_CMD_TFTPPUT in U-Boot, but I am not able to use it. I have set the serverip and ipaddr environment variables. When I use it as follows, it times out: u-boot# tftpput ...
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Create cpio file with different absolute directory

I am trying to modify a file system image packed with cpio. For that reason I first need to extract and later pack the image. As the image contains a whole file system all the files are given in ...
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How to create boot SD card for Banana Pi manually

It seems that I have a lack of understanding how booting SD-Card images on devices like the Banana Pi work. The situation is as follows. I have a Banana Pi and a Banana Pro. Every device has an ...
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u-boot disable DHCP requests with setenv

I am trying to disable the DHCP requests after the Kernel was loaded. Using freescale imx25 dev-board in standard config. In u-boot, I find two lines ip=dhcp: MX25 U-Boot > pri bootdelay=3 ...
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How to run Ubilinux / u-boot under qemu (x86)

I wish to test Ubilinux (http://www.emutexlabs.com/ubilinux) before flashing it onto my Intel Edison board, which currently has Yocto on it. I am able to emulate Yocto for Edison with qemu, running ...
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NFS root filesystem doesn't mount at boot

This is an embedded device with a custom kernel (see below for relevant config). It's an x86-32 machine booting like this: coreboot->uboot->linux. I can mount the NFS share in linux if I use ...
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configure port for dhcp request in uboot

We are fetching ip using DHCP in u-boot. we need to send via same interface (eg eth1) every time. but DHCP request sent via any configured interface(eth1/eth2..). How can we configure u-boot to send ...
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How to quote the quote marks in strings in u-boot?

Currently my boot string (displayed with env print) is: If I want to set a variable to a string in u-boot, I do env set variable 'my string' But what to do if the string contains the quote ...
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ERROR: image is not a fdt - must RESET the board to recover

I am attempting to boot the freescale 1040RDB and am having some difficulty. I'm using a pre-built SDK from Freescale that has a linux VB image with the yocto installation along with all of the yocto ...
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In u-boot why spi flash is probed twice?

This is a section of the log from u-boot running on Avnet Microzed board -ARM CORTEX A9: [Thu Jun 26 17:40:53.656 2014] [Thu Jun 26 17:40:53.656 2014] [Thu Jun 26 17:40:53.656 2014] U-Boot 2013.07 ...
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Can I avoid writing to the screen until a couple seconds before X11 is initialized?

On an embedded device running Linux, I am writing to the monitor from the bootloader (U-Boot) to display a given logo. Once the linux kernel is loaded, however, it clears the screen until X11 is ...
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Why u-boot starts so late after I give power

Running petalinux from sd card on ARM cortex A9 based zynq zc702 board. Zynq is an SoC with ARM and FPGA. Before the log messages (corresponding to u-boot) start printing, the screen (serail ...
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How to make sd card as default boot in uboot?

U-Boot 2013.07 (Nov 21 2013 - 18:12:40) Memory: ECC disabled DRAM: 1 GiB MMC: zynq_sdhci: 0 SF: Detected N25Q128A with page size 64 KiB, total 16 MiB In: serial Out: serial Err: serial Net: ...
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Booting over the LAN using uboot

I am trying to boot my beaglebone over the LAN. I am able to download the Kernel uImage from the TFTP server. Here is what I did - U-Boot SPL 2011.09-00053-gb423c52 (Aug 10 2012 - 11:26:55) Texas ...
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How to download original ramdisk file to the computer? [closed]

Linux embedded, is it possible to download original ramdisk file to the computer, to get source code? Access via SFTP. U-boot 1.2.0 Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock3 ...
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How to find out the bad block table offset and how to change it in u-Boot

I am facing a similar problem as this: Kernel does not recognize nand bad blocks marked by u-boot I'm using a friendlyARM micro2440 board that contains the s3c2440 ARM processor. u-Boot has found ...
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How to configure bootloader to boot the new kernel?

I succesfully upgraded linux kernel from 2.6.32.61 to 3.0.7 on BeableBoard-xM, following the steps below: download and untar kernel sources 3.0.7 from kernel.org copy kernel sources on /usr/src ...
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Is vmlinuz and bzImage really the same?

I just stumbled upon this page, which says that bzImage and vmlinuz are identical. bzImage is then copied using the cp (i.e., copy) command to the /boot directory and simultaneously renamed ...
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How do I tell which device tree blob (dtb file) I'm using?

I'm working with TS-4900, an embedded 'Computer on Module' plugged into a baseboard, running Yocto Linux. It uses U-Boot to start, and supposedly basing on the model of the baseboard it chooses the ...
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U-boot static IP doesn't seem to “apply”

When I enter the command setenv ippaddr xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx it doesn't seem to actually connect to the network on that address. I have a private network set up with the address in the same subnet ...
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How to get log from u-boot without com-port

U-boot is configured to print its logs into com-port by default. There is a device I can't receive this information (without uart/com). Can I configure u-boot to store its log strings into some place ...
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Memory display using md in u-boot

U-Boot-PetaLinux> md 0xc 0000000c: 2201c2a0 1a8441c5 90031018 52011010 ...".A.........R 0000001c: 0045c903 022c19ae 01077620 ca173dc0 ..E...,. v...=.. 0000002c: 0804e426 15dd0c12 201092c1 ...
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Re-enabling the console once the kernel is up, if silent mode was set in Uboot?

I have enabled the silent mode by setting the U-boot env variable "silent". Uboot-> setenv silent 1 Uboot-> saveenv Now, I would like to re-enable the console once the kernel is up. Can ...
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problem with U-boot while flashing Linux in sd-card

Please help as it is immense necessary for a project which is to be evaluated coming week. Also, I am very new to this and unable to find help from existing contents available on the Internet. While ...
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Encrypt root file system and decrypt using U-Boot with key stored in FPGA

We are using Cyclone V, which essentially is a SOC comprised of FPGA + ARM core. Is it possible to encrypt the root file system and decrypt it by using U-Boot with a key which is located in the FPGA?
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Understanding SPL & U-Boot Memory Map using bdinfo?

We are using beaglebone black based custom board, I want to write some test results into RAM location from SPL, and read that log and send it via tftpput to the host PC. So far I'm able to do tftpput ...
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u-boot command description: mtdargs and boardsetup

Reading the readme.Falcon I found the following lines: uboot> run mtdargs addip2 addtty another command that is not working and I dont what it does is: fdt boardsetup When I treid to run ...
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u-boot compilation error

I am trying to build u-boot and getting these error No private recovery resources for TARGET_DEVICE G0 Building U-boot make -C u-boot ARCH=arm fio-om3xxx_config make[1]: Entering directory ...
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How to make a USB storage device undetectable in u-boot?

I need to do a test in an embedded system where I plug in the USB storage device and do "usb start" but the USB storage device is not detected. I have a working pendrive. How to make it undetectable ...
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Building a binary image from U-Boot tools

How to build binary image from u-boot tools, for a particular BlackFin processor in the Linux host machine?
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File system CRC check

I know that before running the kernel, u-boot (the boot loader) will check the kernel image CRC. Only if it is correct it will go further, else it will give a "Bad CRC" error. I want to do same thing ...
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Booting linux from SD Card on a Leopard board (Ti DM365)

I have a Leopard board with Ti DM365 processor. Problem is that I tried to flash the bootloader (uboot) to nand and landed up corrupting the NAND. Now I can't use the NAND to bring up the board. So I ...
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How to flash U-Boot to a Devkit8500?

When I try running this: make CROSS_COMPILE=/root/prebuilt/linux-x86/toolchain/arm-eabi-4.4.0/bin/arm-eabi- omap3devkit8000_config I get this error: make: *** No rule to make target ...
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Uboot pass arguments to kernel!

How uboot can pass command line argument to kernel? I did some googling and got to know that it uses bootargs environment variable.There it was mentioned that setenv bootargs key=value.Since I am ...
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Trying to understand uboot image copying

The following is snippet from u-boot-xarm/include/configs/zynq_zc702.h "qspiboot=echo Copying Linux from QSPI flash to RAM...; \ cp 0xFC100000 0x8000 ${kernel_size}; \ ...
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Need reference on the usage of bist commands

I have an embedded device that has bist on it. During boot up I can stop in uboot and get into bist. When I do helphere I see a list of commands. I am however unable to use them because there is not ...
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Gem.e000b000 Waiting for PHY auto negotiation to complete… TIMEOUT?

The u-boot prints these before launching the kernel Gem.e000b000 Waiting for PHY auto negotiation to complete......... TIMEOUT ! BOOTP broadcast 1 BOOTP broadcast 2 BOOTP broadcast 3 BOOTP broadcast ...