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Old 07-11-2008, 02:44 AM   #1
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Linux for PowerPC

For one of my new embedded project, i have to use linux with powerPC (MPC 8280). I am currently having Red hat Linux enterprise edition 4 installed in an pentium desktop.

Please provide me following clarifications

1.Can i use this RHEL 4 with PowerPC. ?
2. Is there anything called Embedded LInux Customized for PowerPC?
3. How to install the Linux into the Flash memory used in my
PowerPC board?

I am using GREEENHILLS IDE for PowerPC 8280

Please help me by giving your valuable suggestions.

Thanks in advance..
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I have never looked into embedded systems, but I'd think RHEL4 is not particularly useful. Can you access the flash memory as a drive? Maybe you can use Linux from scratch:

If this is embedded as in PDA or mobile, have you checked out what limo can offer?
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i know fedora core has ppc versions.

consider using yellowdog. it is built with ppc as a target.


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