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# A First Stage Boot Loader ([http://www.wiki.xilinx.com/Build+FSBL FSBL]) executable that checks system configuration registers and programs the programmable logic with the appropriate bitfile.  
 
# A First Stage Boot Loader ([http://www.wiki.xilinx.com/Build+FSBL FSBL]) executable that checks system configuration registers and programs the programmable logic with the appropriate bitfile.  
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# A system.bit file created during the conventional XPS build process.
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# An application that will be loaded after the bitfile programming.
  
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Xilinx provides a template for generating the FSBL project. Select "New -> Application Project" in XSDK and choose the First Stage Bootloader as one of the project template. You should not have to change any of the files in the project, and it will automatically build.
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Assuming you then have some other application you would like to load during the boot process, select "Xilinx Tools -> Create Boot Image". This utility should automatically find the three files needed to generate the BOOT.BIN file. Select where you'd like the output files to be generated. Once the .bin file is generated, rename it to BOOT.BIN and copy to your sdcard.
  
  
 
==General Software Help==
 
==General Software Help==
  
'''Remote Linux access'''.
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'''Remote Linux access''':
# Download and install [http://www.nomachine.com/download.php NX Client]
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- Download and install [http://www.nomachine.com/download.php NX Client]
# Connect to one of the standard remotely accessible Linux machines: [http://it.eng.iastate.edu/remote/ ISU Remote Access Servers]
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- Connect to one of the standard remotely accessible Linux machines: [http://it.eng.iastate.edu/remote/ ISU Remote Access Servers]

Revision as of 16:05, 8 January 2014

Welcome to the main wiki page for CprE 488!

We hope that, as this wiki develops, you will find useful information as you work on the CprE 488 labs. Also, as you discover new tips and tricks, consider contributing as well. Editing is very straightforward - click the "log in" link in the upper right-hand corner and use your usual university ID and password. Please see the MediaWiki page for further details on how to edit.

ZedBoard Tricks and Tips

Auto-loading a design using the sdcard. When jumpers MIO 4 and MIO 5 on the ZedBoard are shorted to 3v3, the board looks for a BOOT.BIN file in the top-level directory of the sdcard. The BOOT.BIN needs to contain the following three files, in this order:

  1. A First Stage Boot Loader (FSBL) executable that checks system configuration registers and programs the programmable logic with the appropriate bitfile.
  2. A system.bit file created during the conventional XPS build process.
  3. An application that will be loaded after the bitfile programming.

Xilinx provides a template for generating the FSBL project. Select "New -> Application Project" in XSDK and choose the First Stage Bootloader as one of the project template. You should not have to change any of the files in the project, and it will automatically build.

Assuming you then have some other application you would like to load during the boot process, select "Xilinx Tools -> Create Boot Image". This utility should automatically find the three files needed to generate the BOOT.BIN file. Select where you'd like the output files to be generated. Once the .bin file is generated, rename it to BOOT.BIN and copy to your sdcard.


General Software Help

Remote Linux access: - Download and install NX Client - Connect to one of the standard remotely accessible Linux machines: ISU Remote Access Servers