I am going to start work soon on getting u-boot working with MicroBlaze on the ML401. I wanted
to ping you guys to see if anyone has approached this topic before?
U-boot has a PowerPC background, and I have worked with it quite a bit on the V2Pro with the
IBM 405, and MontaVista Linux. Its great for Linux development, as it allows kernel image and
ramdisk image to remain separate, and then allow the bootloader to select which image to use
on startup, and also determine boot commandline arguments.
Additionally, there is support for Xilinx Ethernet, Xilinx iic, spi xmodem Kermit download of flash images etc!
– All in all a fantastic bootloader.
I can see that in the u-boot distribution there is a Suzaku directory, and some porting to MicroBlaze
has been done. Has anyone used this – any tips / limitations?