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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject: [OLD] Intel Cotulla PXA255 become [NEW] CerfPod 255SE Cool! Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
I have the fortune to take that board for experiments... but what's the trouble? I'm a very very newbe for the embedded systems, I search for documentation for gentoo to make a cross-compiling system for developing systems & application for the embedded PXA device. Have someone made the same experience? Any url, docs and other docuemntation are very welcome!

P.S. Excuse me for my worst english :P :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DranXXX,

There is a linux installl for PXA at www.handhelds.org. The PXA is used in things like iPaqs.
There are also some cross compilers there and scripts to build one of your own cross toolchains.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx for the information, I have found in portage a package called "crossdev", that seems a package that built cross-toolchain utilities... but there is a lack of documentation, does anyone could help me?

And that packages may help me to build a developmente enviroment for PXA's chips?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crossdev is pretty simple to use. I'm guessing, that if the PXA is related to machines like the iPaq, then it's running an Intel StrongARM architecture.

Code:
# [b]crossdev -t arm-unknown-linux-gnu[/b]


That should give you a Linux/arm cross compiler, which you can use to build up a userland. µClibc's buildroot utility will be handy too, it also builds cross-compilers. http://buildroot.uclibc.org/
Simply unpack the buildroot tarball, then type make menuconfig, set everything up, then run make.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx my friends, now I'm going to work and to built the enviroment, but if someone else have another kind of informatin please tell me more...

P.S. There is any developer for the ARM/STRONGARM achitecture on gentoo, because I have seen the zynot project dead...
I'm very intentioned to begin the support of that architecture, but I guess that not be the one 8O :D
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YEahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Now I'm the lucky owner of a Cerfpod 255SE!!! 8O 8O 8O :D :D :D

Redhatter wrote:
crossdev is pretty simple to use. I'm guessing, that if the PXA is related to machines like the iPaq, then it's running an Intel StrongARM architecture.
Code:
# [b]crossdev -t arm-unknown-linux-gnu[/b]

That should give you a Linux/arm cross compiler, which you can use to build up a userland. µClibc's buildroot utility will be handy too, it also builds cross-compilers. http://buildroot.uclibc.org/
Simply unpack the buildroot tarball, then type make menuconfig, set everything up, then run make.


Well I try the build root script, and I was impressed for the semplicity of the installation and bilding of the image and the cross-compiling tools... and I decide to study a metod to implement a tool similar to build root to utilize the powerfull emerge like crossdev... do you have any suggestions before I start the project? Opinions are welcome :D
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DranXXX wrote:
YEahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Now I'm the lucky owner of a Cerfpod 255SE!!! 8O 8O 8O :D :D :D

Redhatter wrote:
crossdev is pretty simple to use. I'm guessing, that if the PXA is related to machines like the iPaq, then it's running an Intel StrongARM architecture.
Code:
# [b]crossdev -t arm-unknown-linux-gnu[/b]

That should give you a Linux/arm cross compiler, which you can use to build up a userland. µClibc's buildroot utility will be handy too, it also builds cross-compilers. http://buildroot.uclibc.org/
Simply unpack the buildroot tarball, then type make menuconfig, set everything up, then run make.


Well I try the build root script, and I was impressed for the semplicity of the installation and bilding of the image and the cross-compiling tools... and I decide to study a metod to implement a tool similar to build root to utilize the powerfull emerge like crossdev... do you have any suggestions before I start the project? Opinions are welcome :D


I believe there is already work being done to support this in Portage.

http://dev.gentoo.org/~vapier/CROSS-COMPILE-SYSTEM
http://dev.gentoo.org/~vapier/CROSS-COMPILE-HOWTO
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