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AR# 71231

2017.1-2019.1 Zynq-7000: Cannot boot Zynq-7000 PetaLinux images individually in legacy flow


On Zynq-7000 devices I cannot boot the Zynq-7000 PetaLinux generated uImage, system.dtb, and rootfs.cpio.gz.u-boot files.

When I boot these images using tftpboot or SD it returns the errors below.

U-Boot 2017.01 (Jun 06 2018 - 12:42:12 -0600)

Model: Zynq ZC702 Development Board
Board: Xilinx Zynq
I2C:   ready
DRAM:  ECC disabled 1 GiB
MMC:   sdhci@e0100000: 0 (SD)
SF: Detected n25q128a with page size 256 Bytes, erase size 64 KiB, total 16 MiB
In:    serial@e0001000
Out:   serial@e0001000
Err:   serial@e0001000
Net:   ZYNQ GEM: e000b000, phyaddr 7, interface rgmii-id
eth0: ethernet@e000b000
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
Zynq> mmc dev 0 && mmcinfo && load mmc 0 0x2080000 uImage && load mmc 0 0x2000000 system.dtb && load mmc 0 0x4000000 rootfs.cpio.gz.u-boot && bootm 0x2080000 0x4000000 0x2000000
switch to partitions #0, OK
mmc0 is current device
Device: sdhci@e0100000
Manufacturer ID: 3
OEM: 5344
Name: SL16G
Tran Speed: 50000000
Rd Block Len: 512
SD version 3.0
High Capacity: Yes
Capacity: 14.8 GiB
Bus Width: 4-bit
Erase Group Size: 512 Bytes
reading uImage
9454344 bytes read in 796 ms (11.3 MiB/s)
reading system.dtb
20291 bytes read in 15 ms (1.3 MiB/s)
reading rootfs.cpio.gz.u-boot
5728093 bytes read in 490 ms (11.1 MiB/s)
Wrong Image Format for bootm command
ERROR: can't get kernel image!


To work around this issue, follow the steps below.

  1. First copy the Extra U-boot env settings from <proj-proj-root>/project-spec/meta-plnx-generated/recipes-bsp/u-boot/configs/platform-auto.h to <proj-proj-root>/project-spec/meta-user/recipes-bsp/u-boot/files/platform-top.h
  2. Add the highlighted config variables shown below and then rebuild PetaLinux u-boot:

/* Extra U-Boot Env settings */
    "nc=setenv stdout nc;setenv stdin nc;\0" \
    "ethaddr=00:0a:35:00:1e:53\0" \
    "bootenv=uEnv.txt\0" \
    "importbootenv=echo \"Importing environment from SD ...\"; " \
        "env import -t ${loadbootenv_addr} $filesize\0" \
    "loadbootenv=load mmc $sdbootdev:$partid ${loadbootenv_addr} ${bootenv}\0" \
    "sd_uEnvtxt_existence_test=test -e mmc $sdbootdev:$partid /uEnv.txt\0" \
    "uenvboot=" \
        "if run sd_uEnvtxt_existence_test; then " \
            "run loadbootenv; " \
            "echo Loaded environment from ${bootenv}; " \
            "run importbootenv; " \
            "fi; " \
        "if test -n $uenvcmd; then " \
            "echo Running uenvcmd ...; " \
            "run uenvcmd; " \
        "fi\0" \
    "autoload=no\0" \
    "sdbootdev=0\0" \
    "clobstart=0x10000000\0" \
    "netstart=0x10000000\0" \
    "dtbnetstart=0x23fff000\0" \
    "loadaddr=0x10000000\0" \
    "boot_img=BOOT.BIN\0" \
    "load_boot=tftpboot ${clobstart} ${boot_img}\0" \
    "update_boot=setenv img boot; setenv psize ${bootsize}; setenv installcmd \"install_boot\"; run load_boot ${installcmd}; setenv img; setenv psize; setenv installcmd\0" \
    "install_boot=mmcinfo && fatwrite mmc ${sdbootdev} ${clobstart} ${boot_img} ${filesize}\0" \
    "bootenvsize=0x20000\0" \
    "bootenvstart=0x500000\0" \
    "eraseenv=sf probe 0 && sf erase ${bootenvstart} ${bootenvsize}\0" \
    "jffs2_img=rootfs.jffs2\0" \
    "load_jffs2=tftpboot ${clobstart} ${jffs2_img}\0" \
    "update_jffs2=setenv img jffs2; setenv psize ${jffs2size}; setenv installcmd \"install_jffs2\"; run load_jffs2 test_img; setenv img; setenv psize; setenv installcmd\0" \
    "sd_update_jffs2=echo Updating jffs2 from SD; mmcinfo && fatload mmc ${sdbootdev}:1 ${clobstart} ${jffs2_img} && run install_jffs2\0" \
    "install_jffs2=sf probe 0 && sf erase ${jffs2start} ${jffs2size} && " \
        "sf write ${clobstart} ${jffs2start} ${filesize}\0" \
    "kernel_img=image.ub\0" \
    "load_kernel=tftpboot ${clobstart} ${kernel_img}\0" \
    "update_kernel=setenv img kernel; setenv psize ${kernelsize}; setenv installcmd \"install_kernel\"; run load_kernel ${installcmd}; setenv img; setenv psize; setenv installcmd\0" \
    "install_kernel=mmcinfo && fatwrite mmc ${sdbootdev} ${clobstart} ${kernel_img} ${filesize}\0" \
    "cp_kernel2ram=mmcinfo && fatload mmc ${sdbootdev} ${netstart} ${kernel_img}\0" \
    "dtb_img=system.dtb\0" \
    "load_dtb=tftpboot ${clobstart} ${dtb_img}\0" \
    "update_dtb=setenv img dtb; setenv psize ${dtbsize}; setenv installcmd \"install_dtb\"; run load_dtb test_img; setenv img; setenv psize; setenv installcmd\0" \
    "sd_update_dtb=echo Updating dtb from SD; mmcinfo && fatload mmc ${sdbootdev}:1 ${clobstart} ${dtb_img} && run install_dtb\0" \
    "loadbootenv_addr=0x00100000\0" \
    "fault=echo ${img} image size is greater than allocated place - partition ${img} is NOT UPDATED\0" \
    "test_crc=if imi ${clobstart}; then run test_img; else echo ${img} Bad CRC - ${img} is NOT UPDATED; fi\0" \
    "test_img=setenv var \"if test ${filesize} -gt ${psize}\\; then run fault\\; else run ${installcmd}\\; fi\"; run var; setenv var\0" \
    "netboot=tftpboot ${netstart} ${kernel_img} && bootm\0" \
    "default_bootcmd=run uenvboot; run cp_kernel2ram && bootm ${netstart}\0" \
    "initrd_high=0x20000000\0" \
    "fdt_high=0x20000000\0" \


Note: On target, halt at the u-boot prompt and verify that the initrd_high and ftd_high values are set.

AR# 71231
Date 05/29/2019
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Type General Article
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