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Hi, just wondering if anyone here has used the Snapgear Linux distribution?
What is the relationship between Snapgear and uClinux?  Is Snapgear
specifically for MMU-less processors, or will it run on x86 (PC/104)?

Thanks!

Mark



Re: Anyone use Snapgear Linux?
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Technically, uClinux is a linux kernel, specifically for MMU-less processors.
You can download a uClinux distribution, which also contains libs, user apps,
and a
build environment to create a full OS image with a uClinux kernel.
Quite a few of the core uClinux developers work here at SnapGear, and we try to
maintain the uclinux.org website and releases.

SnapGear linux is a distro that contains the uClinux kernel and the normal linux
kernel, either of which can be compiled and built into an full OS image with
user
apps and libraries.

regards,


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Hi Damion, thanks for the response.

I downloaded Snapgear 3.0.0 but didn't see any xconfig options for setting
it up for a basic x86 environment.  Am I missing something?  How would I go
about building it for a PC target?

Mark

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Most of the targets are for embedded systems, the closest to a standard PC would
proabaly be the Via/EPIA.
Use that for starters, and just change the other kernel config options back to
your
PC arch.

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Hi Damion, thanks again for the info.

In make xconfig when I press Save & Exit, it prints a message saying that
there is no config for this platform and I will have to make my own which is
a very complex task etc.  Is this expected for x86 case?

Mark

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Mark,

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There are configs for the 2.4 kernel and glibc.
Make sure you have those options selected and 'Default all settings (lose
changes)'
ticked.
You'll still need to double check the kernel options for your PC hardware though
-
the VIA setup will be slightly different.

Regards,

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