Free Electrons recorded some videos from the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, in Cambrigde, United Kingdom on October 2010 by Chris Simmonds, the founder of 2net Limited, a UK company providing training, consultancy and custom software for Linux and other embedded platforms.
The videos can either be downloaded in webm HD format at http://free-electrons.com/blog/elce-2010-tutorial-videos/ or you can watch them in HD format below.
The PDF slides for the three parts and the lab notes are available at http://elinux.org/images/c/cc/Linux-quick-start.tar.gz
The first video (53 minutes) deals with the following key points:
- Genesis of a Linux project
- The four elements: Tool chain; boot loader; kernel; user space
- Element 1: Tool chain
- Element 2: Boot loader
The second video (1h19m) focuses on:
- Third element: Kernel
- Fourth element: User space
The last video (1h07m) is more practical as it shows how to use embedded Linux on an NXP LPC3250 Stick (ARM9):
- Description of the hardware
- Installing the tool chain
- Compiling the kernel
- Configuring the U-Boot environment
- Booting up
- What to do next
If you want to try what they did by yourself on LPC3250, the USB stick (69 Euros) can be purchased at http://www.ehitex.de/p_info.php?products_id=373 and the COM board (69 Euros) at http://www.ehitex.de/p_info.php?products_id=310. eHitec is just one of the suppliers, you may also find it somewhere else.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.