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===Configuration of telnet-serial adaptor===
*On the installer Configuration.
Installer Configuration  --->
    (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX) IP address of telnet-serial adaptor
    ┌────────────────── IP address of telnet-serial adaptor ──────────────────┐
    │  Please enter a string value. Use the <TAB> key to move from the input  │ 
    │  field to the buttons below it.                                        │ 
    │ ┌─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ 
    │ │eg:                                                  │ │ 
    │ └─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ │ 
    │                                                                        │ 
    │                        <  Ok  >      < Help >                          │ 
===Configuration of U-boot IP address (DHCP) ===
===Configuration of U-boot IP address (DHCP) ===

Revision as of 10:15, 18 March 2010

About this section

RidgeRun SDK for am35x EVM is a small footprint Linux support package that provides support for EVM evaluation board, and can be easily ported to custom hardware, while holding a minimal footprint and the functionality that you expect from a Linux distribution.

am35x-EVM SDK includes:

  • U-boot v2009.08 for am35x EVM with NAND booting support.
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 (PSP )
  • Variety file system support.
  • Developer tools for debugging and profiling.
  • Integrated configuration system.
  • SDK installer for using with U-boot.

This section describes how to configure , compile, install and work with RidgeRun SDK Platform for AM35x platform running Linux.This SDK provides a fundamental software platform for development, deployment and execution on.

The instructions contain the information necessary to:

  • Install the SDK.
  • Build the sources contained.
  • Configure the drivers/ modules.

The document also provides detailed description of drivers and modules specific to this platform.

System requirements

Building and running all of the PSP components requires a Linux machine with ubuntu 9.04 or higher

Target Hardware Requirements


The EVM ships with other peripheral hardware like power supply, USB, Ethernet and serial cables. [1]

  • NULL MODEM RS232 cable. [2]
  • Ethernet crossover cable [3]

Linux host is required

  • For compiling U-Boot and Linux kernel.
  • To host the TFTP server required for downloading kernel and file system images from U-Boot using Ethernet.
  • To host the NFS server to boot the EVM with NFS as root filesystem .

Host Software Requirements:

  • Serial console terminal application .
  • TFTP and NFS servers.
  • CodeSourcery ARM tool chain version 2009-q1. [4]

To install the toolchain, follow the sequence. These are to be executed on the Linux host platform.[5]

Configuration of the SDK

The default configuration of the SDK is for booting from nand flash, unless stated otherwise on the release notes of the specific SDK.

>$ make config
  Ridgerun Linux SDK
  Board configuration: LogicPD AM35x EVM
  Processing toolchain...
  Processing kernel...
  Processing fs...
    Entering host-apps...
    Entering apps...
    Entering /home/ezuniga/devdirs/SITARA-ALPHA/toolchain...
    Entering arch...
    Entering mach...
    Entering proprietary_src...
    Entering myapps...
  Processing bootloader...
  Processing installer... 
  • The menu created is:


Configuration of U-boot IP address (DHCP)

Installer Configuration  --->
     U-boot IP address (DHCP)  ---> 

       ┌──────────────────────── U-boot IP address ─────────────────────────┐
       │  Use the arrow keys to navigate this window or press the hotkey of │  
       │  the item you wish to select followed by the <SPACE BAR>. Press    │  
       │  <?> for additional information about this option.                 │  
       │ ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │  
       │ │                     ( ) DHCP                                   │ │  
       │ │                     (X) Static IP address                      │ │  
       │ │                                                                │ │  
       │ │                                                                │ │  
       │ │                                                                │ │  
       │ │                                                                │ │  
       │ └────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ │  
       │                       <Select>      < Help >                       │  

Installing the SDK on the target

$ make install

Board configuration: LogicPD AM35x EVM
  Installation system of uboot images over TFTP for host
  Be sure u-boot is running on and no process (like termnet) is using it
  Press return to continue...