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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One Reply to “Emulate Gumstix Overo COM with Qemu and Linaro Nano Image”
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 127.0.0.1:5865… 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