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Subject: Re: coLinux development environment

Re: coLinux development environment

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-14

ok, we r ready to rock n roll...
install colinux from http://colinux.org and dont download an image
file when it asks if u want to..
grab my image from http://users.monash.edu.au/~jdgor1/root_fs.exe (can
some1 host this please? i dont know if uni will like this..), its
136MB, its a self extracting 7-zip and it uncompresses to about
640mb..
download a swap partition (instructions
http://wiki.colinux.org/cgi-bin/AddSwapPartition )
then u need to grab toporesize form http://csemler.com/ and use it to
resize the root_fs image to at least 1gb, (i did it this way so the
uncompressed file would be as small as possible, but u can expand it
to as large as u want). i rekon about 2gb is enough. then you should
be ready to run..

some important stuff.... the root password is qwe so thats a good
thing to change when ur going..
the only other user ive added is "rockdev" with pass "rb". ive setup
the account with sudo provelages (yes, i dont ive a poop about
security... u can tighten it if u want). and ssh is enabled and
working on both those accounts..

ive done a full update so apart from any recent updates in the last
day it should be up to date, plus ive installed the following stuff..
vim
ssh
cvs
screen
sudo
wget
patch
perl

ive also added 2 aliases for the rockdev user... getcvs which will
grab the whole cvs tree... im lazy :p
also, like the cygwin devkit ive added rbconf which is ../tools/configure

so, the m68k, sh-1 and arm targets all work, i didnt add gdb or X or
sdl coz i wanted to upload it from uni and ran out of time, but if
they are wanted i can update it...

if everyone is happy with it ill do a wiki page for it..
enjoy

On 13/03/06, Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13/03/06, Bluechip <csbluechip@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nice!
> >
> > I'm curious ...will it compile the win32sim? If not, could it be made to?
> > If so, then [OT] I can scrap cygwin for all my PC development :)
> >
> ive just set it up for sh and im gonna do a test then set it up for arm..
> isnt the win32sim dead? just use sdl.. the onlyt thing that bugs me
> with it is you dont see the debug output easily (well while its
> running anyway)... but its still less annoying than copying it to the
> player every time to test it.
>
> > One useful tip - I really do highly recommend that when considering
> > compression, especially on files of X-hundred MB ...give serious
> > consideration to the "7-zip" algorithm ( 7-zip.org iirc) ...it's all
> > GPL/source-forge etc ...and is a real, live, released and maintained project.
> >
> > Just to clear up any misconceptions you MAY have ...7-zip is a NEW
> > compression algorithm which beats b-zip hands down. It will make a
> > win32 self-extracting archive at almost no cost, so no "user can't
> > decompress" fears, and (just for fun?) 7-zip will generate (if
> > requested) a "gzip compatable file" which is smaller than that which
> > gzip itself could make :)
> >
> the image file will be big.. so ill check all compression formats and
> see which will work best..
> > Sounds like just the thing to replace The existing DevKit. :)
> >
> > BC
> >
> > >hey all,
> > >i prefer to use colinux instead of cygwin on my windows box so i have
> > >made a hdd image which is ready to compile for the m68k targets..
> > >compressed its about 150mb..
> > >so, firstly, would other ppl want this as an alternative to cygwin,
> > >and can rb.org host the hdd image?
> > >if yes to both, then ill add support for all the other targets and
> > >upload the image to the web somewhere...
> > >
> > >just a comparison.. cygwin on my POS took 8+ min to do a full compile
> > >to h300.. cl took 4 min
> >
> >
> for sdl, im going to setup X on it so it can run a vnc server, so the
> sdl sim will work.... do i need to bother with gdb for each target?
> and the calmrisk target?
>
> also, for some reason my build size for the archos fm recorder is way
> out of whack with other comps (using gcc 3.3.6 and newlib 1.14).. so
> if thats bad.. suggest fixes :p
>
Received on Tue Mar 14 08:16:08 2006


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