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Old 07-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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want to port linux on renesas RX62N development board

I am new to embedded linux and want to start linux driver and application development for embedded devices.

I have free development board available from renesas (RX62N). It does not come with open source OS and cross compiling tool chain.

I want to port linux on this board. For that i need linux kernel, tool chain, boot loader and basic drivers to port on it. (Please suggest if anything else also required)

Please let me know the procedure/ documents to port linux on fresh hardware. Also let me know, from where i can get necessary stuffs to be freely downloaded ?
I want start immediately on this.

Appreciating your time and comments !!!

- Chirag
Old 07-17-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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If you want to start Linux driver development, get an ARM-based board, or any other board that comes with Linux out of the box.

Just for making the answer complete, if you want to *really* port Linux to this board...if it is just a hobby/learning project... However, do not think that you'll get a procedure on this or that it will be easy. This would be a project with heavy research and try-and-see project.

First step toards Linux is to have GCC working for the target architecture. Nothing stops you from trying with another compiler, but Linux and GCC are closely linked and most different compilers will simply fail compiling a working Linux image. AFAIK this core is not supported by GCC at the moment. If so, the first step is to port GCC. If you're ready, go forward.
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If the menu on the left is anything to go by then this link should give you what you need:-
To quote "free gnu tools"


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