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Creating a Project from Vivado Project

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Petalinux Configuration



Some reference designs contains a preconfigured PetaLinux project as template. This can be used instead of creating a new project described on step two.


PetaLinux 17.2 is using one absolute path in "<plnx-proj-root>/project-spec/configs/config
Change path of CONFIG_TMP_DIR_LOCATION variable to your project path "<plnx-proj-root>/build/tmp" manually or use provided "" to change path variable automatically.

  1. PetaLinux Working Environment (see UG1144)
    • PetaLinux Tools Installation is completed.
    • "/bin/sh" is bash
    • Set Working Environment:
      • $ source <path-to-installed-PetaLinux>/
  2. Create a New Project (see UG1144):
    • $ petalinux-create --type project --template <CPU_TYPE> --name <PROJECT_NAME>
      • <CPU_TYPE>: zynqMP, zynq, microblaze
      • <PROJECT_NAME>:The name of the project you are building
  3. Import Hardware Configuration (see UG1144):
    • Export Hardware Definition File (*.hdf) from the Vivado Project into the PetaLinux root folder "<plnx-proj-root>":
      • change to PetaLinux root folder:
      • Run:$ petalinux-config --get-hw-description
  4. (optional) Configure your PetaLinux:
    • While anywhere in the project folder tree:
    • Run:$ petalinux-config
    • Run:$ petalinux-config -c kernel
    • Run:$ petalinux-config -c rootfs
  5. Build System Image (see UG1144):
    • While anywhere in the project folder tree:
    • Run:$ petalinux-build
  6. Take u-boot.elf,  image.ub,  bl31.elf (ZynqMP only) from "<plnx-proj-root>/images/linux" and make BOOT.BIN.  It is recommended to create the FSBL and PMU Firmware (ZynqMP only) with SDK/HSI tools.

Petalinux Configuration

Most settings can be changed with menu-config ($ petalinux-config, petalinux-config -c kernel, petalinux-config -c rootfs).

Manual changes can be done in the subfolder "<plnx-proj-root>/project-spec/meta-user/"

U-Bootrecipes-bsp/u-boot/files/platform-top.hoverwrite, add UBoot settings
Device Tree


overwrite, add device tree attributes
Kernelrecipes-kernel/linux/linux-xlnx/changes with "petalinux-config -c kernel" will be add here automatically

PetaLinux 2017.1

PetaLinux Installation