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This page provides information specific to the installation, use or customization of Xilinx PetaLinux which is available under a no-charge license.  Xilinx provides customer support for PetaLinux in the same manner as we support other tools, through our Service Request system and via our Forums

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PetaLinux Tools Overview

Xilinx PetaLinux Tools are available at no-charge, make it easy for developers to configure, build and deploy essential open source and systems software to Xilinx silicon, including: 

  • FSBL
  • U-BOOT
  • ARM Trusted Firmware
  • Linux
  • Libraries and applications
  • Xen Hypervisor

PetaLinux Tools do not deliver or create a "Linux Distribution", but they allow you to work easily with available software which is independently available from the Xilinx GIT or open source communities.


Prior to production and deployment of any Linux-based system, it is recommended that all relevant security updates are applied, and a mechanism for in-field updates is made available throughout the lifetime of the relevant product

The Xilinx home page for PetaLinux can be found at

Getting Started with PetaLinux and Vivado

The PetaLinux Tools Documentation: Workflow Tutorial page provides an overview of the Xilinx design tool flow with Vivado and PetaLinux.

PetaLinux Board Support Packages

Board support packages that are included within each release of PetaLinux can be found on the release download page listed under the Petalinux  tab.

PetaLinux Installation

Refer to PetaLinux Tools Documentation: Reference Guide (UG1144) "PetaLinux Tools Installation Requirements" for the installation details. 

PetaLinux Documentation, Answer Records and Tips


Answer Records

Wiki Pages

Xilinx PetaLinux Support

Community Support

All users of PetaLinux are encouraged to review information provided from our public forums, documents and answer records.