Development Kit

What do you need it for? Just learning? How much money can you spend for it?

try linuxdevices.com there's a huge list of hardware vendors that support linux...

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Dear All,

I am a beginner in embedded hardware.I want to use linux for embedded system.I have read a lot related articles.Someone use GameBoy Advance, PS2... Can anyone suggest some development kit to me?

Thanks

Fred

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Fred

Thanks for your advice!

I am interested in embedded system, especially, using linux.Actually, it is for my learning only. I can't afford too much, maybe arround US$100. I have tried linuxdevices.com before but there are too many vendors.

Would you m>

linux...

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Fred

Thanks for your advice!

I am interested in embedded system, especially, using linux.Actually, it is for my learning only. I can't afford too much, maybe arround US$100. I have tried linuxdevices.com before but there are too many vendors.

Would you m>

linux...

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Fred

Best way is to treat your PC as an embedded system, and put together a tiny linux system on a floppy using a cross-compiler (i686 -> i386) using uclibc! That lets you learn most of the techniques without spending any money!

For a free development toolkit, I recommend ptxdist (

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). It's not very fancy, but it's hitting critical mass, and the developers are friendly. I love its simplicity and flexibility (but then, I like vi :-)

I am trying to put together a bootable floppy using ptxdist now, and will probably post a how-to once I've got it figured out.

- Dan

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Dan Kegel

I agree with Dan here.

An old PC (486 with 16 or 32MB RAM for example) has the characteristics of a real embedded device( an PPC8xx, ARM7, Elan or Geode CPU for example ). You can buy a small flash card (lets say 32MB) and a IDE->CF converter and put it in this PC instead of a hard drive ( both should cost less than 50$ ). Then just cross compile the code for i486 as Dan suggested. A system with a 2.4 kernel, uClibc and busybox is a standard sollution.

Best Regards, Sasho

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Alexander Popov                  ProSyst Bulgaria Inc.
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Dear Sasho,

Thank you for your advice! I have browsed the website of busybox and uClibc.Does there any website teach how to combine the kernel, uClibc and busybox together?It is difficult for me to start... Thanks!

Best, Fred

real embedded

it in this PC instead

the code for i486 as Dan

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Fred

Yes! It's the site I pointed to before:

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Join their mailing list; they recently posted a .config file for a working kernel + uClibc + busybox build.

BTW, I just posted the first part of what I learned about using ptxdist to create a simple bootable floppy (see my post a few minutes ago on comp.os.linux.embedded). Next step is to use that script from inside ptxdist. I'll post that in a few days.

- Dan

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