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qemu-system-arm experience

Posted 11-03-2010 at 01:22 PM by Web31337
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Today I've finally managed to take some time to RTFM and launch fedora-arm in qemu. Why fedora and not armedslack? Well... For some funny unknown reason neither armedslack 13.1 nor -current kernels won't boot at all(it just halts after "decompessing linux, booting...") while fedora's old 2.6.22 one boots with no problems.
I'm looking forward to learn it a bit further, build a newer kernel for qemu and then re-attempt to boot into armedslack rootfs with it.
Currently looking around in this system. Feeling kinda happy Though I definitely would like to have hardware.
BTW just yesterday I've seen this: Excito B3: a nice server box based on ARM, also reviewed on
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    Mmm, that Excito B3 looks interesting.
    Had a bit(?) of a disaster with my SheevaPlug. Will write a blog entry about it sooner or later.
    Posted 11-03-2010 at 05:50 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Oh, let me know. By the way I'm having some troubles with cross-compiling... So far I could not install cross-toolkit @ my gentoo box so atm I've built a kernel in other arm virtual machine It took almost 2 hours for with successful results, I used the produced kernel to boot into recent gentoo-stage3. Going to continue this investigation later. B3 is very interesting thing, looks to be fully prepared for production environment, I love that box. Though I don't have a requirement for a home server on arm yet, otherwise I would had likely get one.
    Posted 11-03-2010 at 11:46 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    I don't know much (if anything) about cross-compiling, and I haven't got round to trying Gentoo yet.
    Isn't a home server the same whatever architecture it's based on? If you've any use for one, the B3 would be ideal.
    Posted 11-04-2010 at 11:34 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Just built 2.6.36 with same config as my and it refused to boot. Same situation as in slackware 13.1 / current kernels. This is weird now.
    Posted 11-04-2010 at 06:07 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline


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