MPC8260ADS and Linux

Brett Swimley brett.swimley at
Thu Apr 25 21:24:09 UTC 2002

I've used RedHat 6.2, 7.1, and 7.2 for RTEMS development.  I would recommend
the RedHat distribution.

I've not used Cygwin, but it _appears_ to me that there seems to be a higher
level of frustration for Cygwin users, as evidenced by the postings to this
newsgroup.  IMHO, I'd stick with Linux.


Brett Swimley

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Grunza [mailto:steven_grunza at]
> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 3:13 PM
> To: rtems-users at
> Subject: MPC8260ADS and Linux
> I now have a borrowed Motorola MPC8260ADS that I need to get
> running really
> quickly to do some performance testing and "proof of concept" testing.
> RTEMS looks like the ideal "OS" for this task but I haven't
> been able to
> get the tools, utilities and snapshot from 20020301 to work
> under NetBSD
> I'm willing to try switching a PC from NetBSD to RedHat in
> order to try and
> get a usable environment.  I have RedHat 7.1 disks and could
> probably get
> 7.2 if it would work better but here's the question:
> What version of Red Hat should I use for RTEMS development on
> a PC?  Should
> I use a different flavor of Linux?  My experience with the
> cygwin tools has
> been that they sometimes work, sometimes don't so I would
> rather not try
> using cygwin under Windows if I can avoid it.
> Thanks.

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