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Getting OMAP Blaze up and running

Hello,

I found this link http://omappedia.com and it provides me with the pre-built binaries for Android. I do not have a Linux machine which is a requirement. I only have windows.

Is there any information on getting the Blaze running with WinCE? Or using windows?

Thank you

Daniel

  • Hi Daniel,

    Even if you do not have linux machine, another option is to install VmWare and set up Ubuntu on your windows PC to have the linux environment to download and build the code for Blaze.

    Thanks & Best Regards,

    Venkat

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  • In reply to Venkat Ramana Peddigari:

    Hello Venkat,

    Is there any step by step instructions on doing this? It sounds like this is an intermediate process. Is there anyway that I can just download the binaries on the SD card and plug it into the Blaze and then it would just run?

    Thanks for your help

    Daniel

  • In reply to Daniel Valencia:

    Hello Daniel,

    We have used Virtual Box in the past to run Linux on a Windows machine. Go to http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and download a version for your host OS. After you download it, you can install uBuntu (11.10 for instance) inside it. Internally at TI we have some reference Virtual Box images, but they are based on on uBuntu 10.04 and Windows XP.

    Regards,

    Magdalena

     

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  • In reply to Daniel Valencia:

    Daniel,

    I assume you want to run the Android pre-built binaries on your Blaze?  The issue is that your SD card has to be partitioned/formatted, and the binaries copied, in a very particular way in order for OMAP to be able to boot from the SD card.  This is done using a Linux PC (or Ubuntu running from VMWare).  I am not aware of an easy way to do this using a Windows PC.

    Regards,

    Gina

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  • In reply to Gina Glaser:

    Daniel,

    You can try to use a Ubuntu LIVE DVD to do SD Card formating, (there are more Linux LIVE distributions to use, to compile Android FS it is sugested to use Ubuntu 64bits like indicated in http://omapedia.org/wiki/4AI.1.3_OMAP4_Icecream_Sandwich_Release_Notes)

    It is indicated to use Ubuntu 10.04, but Ubuntu 11.04 is working ok. it is recommended to use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or a "download program" to download the DVD image.

    You can download this DVD iso image from (for mirror sites http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/alternative-downloads)

    If you have a 64 Bits capable processor and/or plan to compile AFS download "...amd64.iso" image, if it is only to copy files to SD Card then use 32 Bits one "...i386.iso".

    you can find some options on how to burn the DVD and how to use a memory stick too,

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/burn-a-cd-on-windows

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

    then one time having the DVD ready put it in the DVD drive and restart your computer, check that CD/DVD drive boot is selected in BIOS, or if F12 options is enable press F12 and select CD/DVD drive as boot device, a menu window is going to give you many options if your plan is to run it in LIVE DVD select the first option,

    If you are planing to install it there are some precautions to take, this procedure modify your actual PC's hard drive configuration, easiest way is to look next link (check that your hard drive have enough space for the installation and manual installation see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition)

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer

    always backup your information the first time if you plan a manual installation directly to the PC, read full post first.

    the better way for to try it is using VIrtualBox in this case if you make a mistake it will be restricted to virtual disc used, download necessary guest additions tools that improves performance of installed OS.

    the installation using VirtualBox is the same procedure than previously mentioned, DVD download, burn is not needed because VirtualBox can use either .iso or a burn image and HowtoPartition link and read VirtualBox user manual, Ubuntu installation is very friendly and more using graphic option.

    then follow SD Card formating instructions http://omappedia.org/wiki/Android_Build_SD_Configuration and respective Blaze release information http://omapedia.org/wiki/Release_Notes

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