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