MPL AG actively participates in the development of the Universal Bootloader (U-Boot), the successor of the former PPCBoot. Although the current version number is rather low, the inheritance of the PPCBoot project ensures a mature product.
We make tested binaries available for our PPC based products only, though. The documentation covering the installation of those binaries on the MIP405 is located in the MIP405 Documentation Area of this home page.
|u-boot_0_3_2-MIP405.zip||0.3.2||Mandatory upgrade. No action required for systems equipped with PPCBOOT!|
|u-boot.img||2011.03||Latest MPL supported version. Patches are available here: MPL patches|
Please have a look at http://sourceforge.net/projects/u-boot for the source code of the U-Boot for the MPL MIP405.
MPL AG maintains a patch against the LinuxPPC Kernel that contains all MIP405 specific changes and drivers. Please follow the procedure given below to be able to compile the kernel on your own:
|Kernel Tree||BitKeeper Tag||MIP405 Patch|
|bk://ppc.bkserver.net/linuxppc_2_4_devel||v2.4.19_linuxppc_2_4_devel||linux-2.4.19-ppc.mpl-patch.gz (46 kBytes)|
|bk://ppc.bkserver.net/linuxppc_2_4_devel||v2.4.21_linuxppc_2_4_devel||linux-2.4.21-ppc.mpl-patch.gz (64 kBytes)|
The Mini Linux boot images below contain a minimal linux distribution that requires no additional hardware to run. The Mini Linux Distribution is documented in the "Mini Linux Ramdisk" Technote, available from the MIP405 Documentation Area of this home page.
|mip405_boot.img (778 KB)||The kernel boot image|
|mip405_initrd.img (2750 KB)||Ramdisk Image|
|mip405_multi.img (3528 KB)||A combination of the above|
The tar archive below contains a BusyBox based Linux demo for the MPL MIP405. Details are described in the "MPL MIP405 Linux Application Note" document, available from the MIP405 Documentation Area of this home page.
|MPL MIP405 Linux (65 MiB)||compressed tar archive containing Busybox based Demo Linux for MIP405|