[uClinux-dev] Help with Motorola 68vz328ads eval board

Frank W. Miller fwmiller at cornfed.com
Sat Mar 15 20:46:26 EST 2003

Ok, I'm on my way.  I've got a toolchain (the latest m68k-elf) and the
full source distribution, both of which I have installed and built 
I picked the ucdimm platform to build first since I think its probably the
closest to what I've got on the 68VZ328ADS.  The problem now is,
how do I boot the kernel on the board?  I've got a serial connection but
I need some kind of program to load it onto the target.  Does anyone
know where something like this exists?  I've have a DOS program called
bbugv.exe but that won't run (at least I don't know how to make it run)
under Linux.  Can anyone help me with booting this kernel?


Frank W. Miller
fwmiller at cornfed.com

Georges Menie wrote:

>On Sat, 2003-03-15 at 03:34, Frank W. Miller wrote:
>>I've been blessed with a Motorola 68VZ328ADS Eval Board that includes a 
>>monochrome 320x240 LCD with Touch Panel Interface.  I've done a bit of 
>>development with it using the Metrowerks tools during the eval period 
>>but I'd really prefer to do my development using Linux.  I was hoping I 
>>might find some guidance here.  This board is the eval system that 
>>mirrors most closely the Palm systems.  I believe it can run Palm OS if 
>>loaded correctly.  Anyway, I need help with aquiring the right gcc based 
>>development tools, a bootloader, and debugger if possible.
>You will find at: http://www.uclinux.org/pub/uClinux/dist/
>the gcc devlopment tool and the full source distribution of uClinux.
>It contains a kernel 2.0.x environment with Palm support and a kernel
>2.4.x environment with 3 different 68vz328 board support. I did not try
>Palm support but the 68VZ628 is well supported. You might have to choose
>the closest board environment and start modify the files to build and
>run an image for your board.
>Important directories are:
>board specific build environment
>kernel files (startup code and memory layout):
>uClinux-dist/linux-2.0.x/arch/m68knommu/platform/* or
>k2.0 does not contains a vz328 directory but it variuos palm support
>files. Look at the files in both kernel, decide which kernel you are
>going to use, then start modify the files. When you will have a working
>image, consider creating a new platform, there is a HOW-TO doc in
>uClinux-dist/Documentation about adding a new platform.
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