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Contributor
Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-21-2009

free linux distribution for microblaze?

Hi all,

 

I'm a newbie on embedded linux. I use the spartan 3A dsp 1800A evalboard / microblaze.

First I tried to run some reference designs (BlueCat linux) what is no problem.

Now I want to set up my own project and therefore I need an embedded linux

distribution. I read about Petalogix/Petalinux, but I have to use a windows machine

what is not possible with Petalinux (despite of a virtual machine, also not possible).

Could anyone please tell me where I could get an embedded linux distribution

for free?

 

Regards Chris

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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎09-10-2008

If you can't use a Linux development host or a virtual machine you won't find anything you can use for Microblaze.  We haven't released our Microblaze work yet, but plan to soon.

 

-- John

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Explorer
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Registered: ‎02-05-2008

Hi

 

Please look at git.xilinx.com

 

 

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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎09-10-2008

The tools from Xilinx for Microblaze Linux will not run on a Windows platform unless you run a Linux virtual appliance.

 

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Explorer
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Registered: ‎08-14-2007

Chris,

 

Allow me to introduce to you the single most important piece of software for developing for Linux, while using Windows: VirtualBox. It's a free virtual machine that will run on your system and allow you to install and run Linux natively on top of your Windows OS. I have used it for many of my developments where my hands were tied on having a Windows host OS.

 

On top of that I recommend you grab the latest Ubuntu ISO CD and install that as your development environment, since its the easiest-to-use distro for what you'll want to do.

 

-- Mike

 

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Registered: ‎08-21-2009

Hi Mike,

 

Thanks a lot for your post! I know that there is the possibility

to use a virtual machine or something like coLinux / andLinux.

But this is not the way we want to develop our applications.

In addition: I made very good experiences with coLinux/andLinux

when developing private software.

 

Regards Chris

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