Short summary of couple of frustrating hours I spent trying to get my RPi3 netbooting:
U-Boot – 2016.09
raspberrypi/firmware/boot – ec63df146f454e8cab7080380f9138246d877013
armstub.bin, armstub7.bin, armstub8.bin – NOT REQUIRED. There are tens of google results mentioning these files along with some dd magic – they all obsolete. Aforementioned version of firmware does not require them. 64-bit mode is controlled by arm_control variable in config.txt (see below). If 64-bit mode requested default kernel name becomes kernel8.img, and kernel load address becomes 0x80000. U-Boot uses correct default load address so no need for any additional parameters or hacks.
# gmake ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-none-elf- CONFIG_EFI=y rpi_3_defconfig # gmake ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-none-elf- CONFIG_EFI=y
– Copy all files/dirs from firmware/boot to your FAT partition (let’s say it’s mounted at /mnt/fat)
– Copy u-boot.bin to kernel8.img on your FAT partition
– Create config.txt with following content:
If you want to keep u-boot.bin name and not use kernel8.img, add following ling:
Unmount and boot RPi3. You should see U-Boot output on both serial console and HDMI.
Default U-Boot build uses mini-uart. So if for some reason you want to use PL011 instead, patch include/configs/rpi.h and make sure that CONFIG_BCM283X_MU_SERIAL is not defined and CONFIG_PL01X_SERIAL is defined instead.
config.txt in this case should look like: