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Old 03-26-2009, 05:28 AM   #1
pavan.manipal
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how to build zImage


hi all,
m using kernel 2.6 (RED hat ver 4), i have source code for kernel 2.6 , and i want to build zImage to my Board PXA 255 (architecture = arm)XScale;
can any body give the steps how to build the zImage to arm architecture; do i need the tool chain , and my system has gcc 3.4.6,if any fields are required pls notify me, m newbie to linux
 
Old 03-27-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Start by downloading and building a toolchain. I have used Dan Kegel's croostool, but the current standard seems to be croostool-ng. The ARM architecture seems to be a particularly popular target platform, so your probability of success is high.
Beyond that, you will need a fundamental understanding of kernel building, and there is quite a bit of good information published on the web. The Linux Kernel HOWTO is a decent starting point.
Your final challenge will be actually installing the kernel and associated files on your target host. This will be substantially vendor/product specific, and hopefully the manufacturer has a support system of some sort to help you out there.
This will be a significant effort, especially if you aren't well acquainted with embedded systems cross development. Don't expect to succeed in an evening or afternoon's work. There is plenty to learn along the way, but once you understand the process, it will all make sense, and you will have acquired a significant skill and knowledge base.

Good luck.

--- rod.

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Old 03-28-2009, 02:35 AM   #3
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Start by downloading and building a toolchain. I have used Dan Kegel's croostool, but the current standard seems to be croostool-ng. The ARM architecture seems to be a particularly popular target platform, so your probability of success is high.
Beyond that, you will need a fundamental understanding of kernel building, and there is quite a bit of good information published on the web. The Linux Kernel HOWTO is a decent starting point.
Your final challenge will be actually installing the kernel and associated files on your target host. This will be substantially vendor/product specific, and hopefully the manufacturer has a support system of some sort to help you out there.
This will be a significant effort, especially if you aren't well acquainted with embedded systems cross development. Don't expect to succeed in an evening or afternoon's work. There is plenty to learn along the way, but once you understand the process, it will all make sense, and you will have acquired a significant skill and knowledge base.

Good luck.

--- rod.
thnx for ur advice,i forget to mention that i got the toolchain from this website , i have to build the imaze now, if i have any doubts i will ask u , thnx once again for replying my post
 
  


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