[CentOS-devel] Help needed to Install CentOS on Zynq ZC706 ARM cortex A9

Piyush Jadhav piyushjadhav13 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 12:27:00 UTC 2019

Hi Pablo,

Thank you very much for the help.
Though I performed the same steps from the wiki link, (
https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/armhfp) for Zynq ZC706
using the uboot files you provided and the generic userland image (also the
old version with kernel 4.14), but the device *does not* boot up. The DONE
leds on the device does not light up at all.

At this point I tried the generic userland image files on also the
raspberry pi3b+, even the raspberry *does not* boot up. Although userland
image provided for particularly raspberry works as expected and boot into
the device.

I also see that the userland generic image creates three partitions on the
drive, two of which are for boot, which does some procedure to detect the
board automatically. I was wondering, if it is possible for you to guide me
how I can create single boot partition, using the files you provided.

There is high possibility that I am doing something wrong. Please let me
know what you think,

Piyush D Jadhav

On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 2:49 AM Pablo Sebastián Greco <pablo at fliagreco.com.ar>

> El 8/4/19 a las 12:28, Piyush Jadhav escribió:
> I am a begineer in using the Zynq 7000 ZC706 SoC. I have already booted
> linux made with Yocto project with meta-xilinx and PREEMPT-RT layers.
> Everything is working as expected. Though we are not satisfied with the
> real time performance on Scheduler and Latency tests, however alternatively
> it could be interesting to compare with another OS like CentOS.
> I have followed the procedure on described here to install CentOS using
> the rootfs files made with yocto and the files in /boot (boot.bin + UImage
> + dtb).https://github.com/umiddelb/aarch64/wik ... ch64-board
> <https://github.com/umiddelb/aarch64/wiki/Install-CentOS-7-on-your-favourite-ARMv8-ARM64-AArch64-board>
> But I am not able to successfully create the OS. I am not having a serial
> communication with the board, so I cant debug further. I will/can only have
> a SSH communication once the OS boots up.
> Does anyone guide me how can I take this ahead?
> I could not find anything aarch64 for that device, all I found was 32 bits.
> That said, it seems to have mainline uboot and kernel support
> (zynq-zc706.dts), so it could be installed using the steps here
> https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/armhfp
> Since we usually don't build uboot for that device, I made a version for
> you to test, and left it here https://people.centos.org/pgreco/zynq-zc706/
> The normal images provided by CentOS use kernel 4.14, but if you need an
> image with a newer version, we have this test image here
> https://armv7.dev.centos.org/repos/images/CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-generic-Minimal-419-v26-1810-sda.raw.xz
> which uses 4.19
> Please let us know how it went.
> Thanks.
> Pablo.
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