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Emulate Gumstix Overo COM with Qemu and Linaro Nano Image

September 20th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Overa COMs are low cost computer-on-modules (COM) built around OMAP3503 and OMAP3530 depending on the model. Such device can be purchased on gumstix website.

However if you just want to try a program on the board, you could use QEMU to emulate the Overo board as follows:

  1. Download pre-built image. (nano is a minimal linux ditribution without UI):

    wget http://releases.linaro.org/images/linaro-n/nano/11.07/overo-nano.img.gz
    gunzip overo-nano.img.gz

  2. Install the qemu tools:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linaro-maintainers/tools
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install qemu-user-static qemu-system

  3. Run the image:

    qemu-system-arm -M overo -clock unix -serial stdio -device usb-kbd -drive file=/tmp/overo-nano.img,if=sd,cache=writeback

You can also watch the installation in the video below:


Source: https://wiki.linaro.org/Resources/HowTo/Qemu-5


  1. Alexander
    May 23rd, 2013 at 21:41 | #1


    Download pre-built image : wget http://releases.linaro.org/images/linaro-n/nano/11.07/overo-nano.img.gz

    give me this message :

    Connecting to… connected.
    Proxy request sent, awaiting response… 403 FORBIDDEN
    2013-05-23 15:38:37 ERROR 403: FORBIDDEN.

    i think the server is failed have you another link for overo-nano.img.gz

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