03-31-2020 10:11 PM
I've got a VCU1525 board with the flash in an unknown state from previous use. I'm pretty sure the hardware is good, but cannot get to a state where it is recognized by lspci. I know that there are two separate flash chips onboard. Apparently one of these should hold a "golden image" of some sort.
My board powers up without programming the FPGA, presumably due to a bad firmware image. I'm able to program via Vivado using the USB port, and can program the flash as well so everything seems to work.
Is there a particular mcs that I should be using to start from scratch and get the board back to a known state?
04-02-2020 08:34 AM
Hello @abelletti ,
If you plug in a VCU1525 board, does the BIOS reports an error during boot up:
In the documentation above, there is a section "Step 4: Program the Base Platform " which has directions on where the .mcs file is and how to use it for both kcu1500 and and VCU1525.
Can you look at those and let me know if you are still stuck?
More info on the above can be found in this similar forum post: https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Alveo-Accelerator-Cards/Problem-reverting-to-golden-in-vcu1525/m-p/1021036
Hope this helps.