i.MX53 QSB Board Get Started

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Getting Started for i.MX53 Quick Start Board


Here is a quick overview you can follow to get your very first contact with i.MX53 QSB.

 

Introduction

Out of box i.MX53 QSB video booting up Ubuntu


Original Video:

Out of box i.MX53 QSB video booting up Ubuntu with some demo (GPU and VPU)


Original Video:

 

How to load a pre-built image

Here, you should have loaded your board with the out-of-box SD card. Next step is create your own SD card with some pre-built image.

 

 

You can find pre-built image packages from Freescale for Linux
look for Linux Binary Demo file

 

 

Please, go to Timesys wikipage[1] and see how to load a pre-built image.

You can use some Freescale image or some Timesys image. Both will work!

For loading linux OS you need at least 3 images:

  1. bootloader image
  2. kernel image
  3. root file system image or tarball

Bootloader

For iMX53QSB the default bootloader provided by Freescale is u-boot.You can build your own image using LTIB following the same procedure from here.


Kernel

You can build a new uImage (kernel binary image to be loaded by u-boot) using LTIB, and you can follow the instructions from here


Root File System

Root file system is a set of directories and files that become the system environment.

 

How to Built Your Own Image

  1. Take BSP package on Freescale i.MX53 QSB web site.
  2. Prepare your computer to LTIB installation, see that you need All Boards LTIB.
  3. Transfer all images to the SD Card (it will be placed under <ltib_dir>/rootfs/boot).
  4. Configure your u-boot environment variable.
  5. Boot your board.

In case you want to boot via NFS, please follow the next procedure instead.

  1. Take BSP package on Freescale i.MX 53 QSB web site.
  2. Prepare your computer to LTIB installation, see that you need @all_boards_ltib
  3. Configure your computer to be able to provide NFS service:
    1. Configure your TFTP server.
    2. Configure your NFS server.
  4. Configure your u-boot environment variable.
  5. Boot your board.

 

Be aware the kernel command line you set on u-boot variable can configure the display.

 


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