Booting new board


we created our own motherboard for the ConnectCore but it doesn’t seem to boot properly. Because we do not have the CPLD and FPGA we can not connect a console the same way development board does.
We can not access the board using the ethernet port so I assume it didn’t finish the boot process.

Can anybody help me with the following questions:

-Should the u-boot continue with the boot process even if there is no CPLD/FPGA?

-Is it possible to use serial Port D from the core as a console for the u-boot and Linux.