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Re: Linux for MIPS Atlas 4Kc board

To: Michael Anburaj <michaelanburaj@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Linux for MIPS Atlas 4Kc board
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 12:04:03 +0200 (MEST)
Cc: Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Michael Anburaj wrote:
> linux-mips & mips-linux... did not catch my eyes, sorry.
> 
> Let me know if mips-linux-gcc binaries for Windows is available for free? If 
> so, can you point me to the URL?
> 
> Or is it easy to build it on the cygwin env. on windows following 
> instructions given on the web? URL for the same?

No idea, I use real Unices only. Follow the instructions to build a
cross-compiler on http://www.linux-mips.org/.

> Thanks a lot, Thanks every body for helping me learn embedded-Linux.
> 
> >From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
> >To: Michael Anburaj <michaelanburaj@hotmail.com>
> >CC: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>,        Linux/MIPS Development 
> ><linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
> >Subject: Re: Linux for MIPS Atlas 4Kc board
> >Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:28:51 +0200 (MEST)
> >
> >On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Michael Anburaj wrote:
> > > Thanks Ralf.
> > >
> > > I want this question to be answered.
> > >
> > > Can I build linux on my Win98 machine for MIPS 4Kc Atlas board using
> > > mipsisa32-elf-gcc & make?
> >
> >No, you need mips-linux-gcc instead of mipsisa32-elf-gcc, as Ralf already 
> >told
> >you. mipsisa32-elf-gcc is not configured for building Linux kernels.
> >
> > > >From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
> > > >To: Michael Anburaj <michaelanburaj@hotmail.com>
> > > >CC: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
> > > >Subject: Re: Linux for MIPS Atlas 4Kc board
> > > >Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 03:25:29 +0200
> > > >
> > > >On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 02:32:03PM -0700, Michael Anburaj wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I am new to Linux. But I have a strong ARM & MIPS background with 
> >kernel
> > > > > porting & other stuff.
> > > > >
> > > > > I want to get a higher-level view of the essential components of 
> >Linux
> > > >for
> > > > > MIPS & documentation about the kernel. Please point me to documents 
> >on
> > > >the
> > > > > net.
> > > >
> > > >I suggest http://www.linux-mips.org to get started.
> > > >
> > > > > Question 2:
> > > > > Does Linux-MIPS support the MIPS Atlas board with 4Kc processor 
> >using
> > > > > mipsisa32-elf build tool chain (Contain the appropriate HAL or BSP)? 
> >Is
> > > >so,
> > > > > please point me to documents that gives the exact build steps for 
> >the
> > > >same.
> > > >
> > > >No.  You must use a Linux configuration of the tools, that's 
> >mips-linux.
> > > >
> > > > > Also do let me know if Cygwin over Win98 dev. environment is good 
> >for
> > > > > building & developing with Linux-MIPS or do I need to have Linux
> > > >installed
> > > > > on my dev. machine?
> > > >
> > > >I've never use Cygwin myself.  The reports I've received are a mixed 
> >bag
> > > >ranging from extremly bad to very good.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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