[uClinux-dev] Starting with uClinux

Philip Nye philipn at engarts.com
Fri Mar 28 06:59:35 EST 2003

In addition to Heiko's excellent suggestions and in case you haven't even
got this far - you will find it far easier to use a Linux machine for
development. You can use Windows (the tools can run under Cygwin) but it is
not so easy. Almost any flavour of unix can work reasonably easily
(including I think Mac OS-X) but you may need to adapt things.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Heiko Degenhardt" <heiko.degenhardt at sentec-elektronik.de>
To: <uclinux-dev at uclinux.org>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: [uClinux-dev] Starting with uClinux

> Hi Riaan,
> * On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 09:17:21AM +0200, Riaan van Boom wrote:
> > I am a new Linux and uClinux user.
> so at first a "Welcome!" to you! :)
> > I have no idea what i'm doing.
> Oh. So you should find that out, because nobody here can answer that
> for you. ;)
> > Can anybody indicate a good starting point for me?
> Yes.
> > I am using the Motorola Coldfire processor.
> Do you have an evaluation board or something? If not I think
> you should order one for the processor you are interested in.
> You can find many different boards for the ColdFire processors,
> for instance at http://e-www.motorola.com, http://www.snapgear.com,
> http://www.uclinux.net etc.
> If you already have an eval board:
> Connect your hardware as required.
> Go to http://www.uclinux.org. Read the info there.
> Go to http://www.uclinux.org/pub/uClinux/m68k-elf-tools/ and
> download the m68k-elf-20030314 binaries (read on the page how to
> install them).
> Go to http://www.uclinux.org/pub/uClinux/dist/ and download
> the "Full Source Distribution" (read on the page how to unpack them
> and how to compile a first image).
> Read the README in the uClinux-dist toplevel directory as well
> as any documents you think would be useful under
> uClinux-dist/Documentation/, especially the ColdFire-HOWTO and
> the FAQ.
> Go to http://www.ucdot.org. It is a web portal for everything
> concerning uClinux. You will find very much useful information
> there.
> The archive of the uClinux-dev mailing list is at
> https://mailman.uclinux.org/pipermail/uclinux-dev/.
> There is a searchable archive of this mailing list at
> http://mailman.uclinux.org/htdig/.
> If you have specific questions, please ask here.
> Rgds.
> Heiko.
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