How do I load hello.exe to my lite5200?

Duncan Winn duncan at
Thu Feb 22 23:21:02 UTC 2007

Nickolay Kolchin wrote:
> On 2/22/07, Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at> wrote:
>> The make-exe rule leaves the file in ELF format so is that what u-boot
>> can load?  Do you do anything special to the linked image before
>> downloading it with u-boot?
> I'm using this commands in linux shell:
> $ powerpc-rtems-objcopy -O binary --strip-unneeded hello.exe hello.bin
> $ mkimage -A ppc -O rtems -T kernel -a 0x100 -e 0x10000 -n "RTEMS" \
>      -C none -d hello.bin hello.img
> and then load "hello.img" with U-Boot: tftpboot; bootm
> mkimage --- is an utility provided with U-Boot (look inside tools 
> directory).
>> Is there anyone out there using the Motorola lite5200 or is everyone
>> using 3rd party or custom boards?
> FreeScale lite5200b. Afaik, original 5200 is obsolete and not produced 
> any more.
>> --joel
>> > On 2/22/07, Duncan Winn <duncan at> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I would like to run RTEMS on a Motorola lite5200 board.  This 
>> board uses
>> >> the MPC5200 processor.  I was able to build RTEMS using the 
>> pm520-ze30
>> >> bsp.  At first, I thought I should be using the gen5200 bsp, but I
>> >> couldn't get it to build.
>> >>
>> >> My question is, is the pm520-ze30 the right bsp?  What part of the 
>> bsp
>> >> would I need to modify in order to get hello.exe running on the
>> >> lite5200?  How do I go about downloading hello.exe to the board.  
>> When
>> >> the board boots up, it gives me a dBUG> prompt from the Motorola
>> >> standard monitor program.  I was able to build and download a 
>> version of
>> >> u-boot to the board if this will make it easier to load RTEMS.  I was
>> >> also able to build and download ELDK Linux (2.4.25) to the board, but
>> >> this didn't get me any closer to RTEMS.  Any help would be greatly
>> >> appreciated.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
> ---
> Nickolay
Thank you for your help.  I successfully loaded my hello.bin as 
hello.img and then I tried to let it autoboot the way it did while 
running the Linux image (using tftp, bootm).  It told me that it had 
loaded hello.img, but I got garbage characters on my terminal window and 
changing the baud rate did not seem to help.  The hello.exe file I got from
<my home 

Thank you,
Duncan Winn

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