AR# 72140

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How to only erase a Flash Memory using SDK

Description

In Vivado Hardware Manger it is possible to erase the Flash memory without reprogramming it.

 How I can only erase the Flash memory without writing a new boot image?

Solution

The Program Flash GUI menu within SDK does not provide an option to only erase the flash memory.

However the program_flash tool does provide a specific erase only option in command line mode.

Use the XSCT console and issue the following command:

program_flash -erase_only

Note: The program_flash utility only allows you to erase per the size of image file.

It is not possible to erase areas bigger than the image.



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66297 SDK - Design Assistant N/A N/A
AR# 72140
Date 04/26/2019
Status Active
Type Solution Center
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