08-31-2009 06:58 AM
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
08-31-2009 07:04 AM
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.
10-10-2009 11:58 AM
The tools from Xilinx for Microblaze Linux will not run on a Windows platform unless you run a Linux virtual appliance.
11-17-2009 04:23 PM
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.
11-17-2009 11:09 PM
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.