Saturday, April 30, 2011

uClinux on the LPC-E2468

The story...
Some time ago I was given an Olimex LPC-E2468 development board. My company bought it for a project but ended up not using it. A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to hooking it up and very soon understood why they didn't. The manual from Olimex basically says to run 'make config' and 'make', and you will have a kernel image to load onto the board. Sounds too easy to be true? You're right!

In this article I will try boil down more than a week of compiling, googling, recompiling, scrapping it all, compiling again, giving up, starting over... I will try explain the steps necessary to compile a working kernel and create a romfs image.