MPC8260ADS and Linux

Mike Siers mikes at
Fri Apr 26 13:50:39 UTC 2002

I am using OpenBSD for my cross platform development.
I had to switch to use GNU sed and GNU patch.  Otherwise,
everything works great.  I have built RTEMS targets for
both the pc386 and Coldfire BSPs.

Mike Siers

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Norum [mailto:eric.norum at]
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 4:38 PM
To: Steven Grunza
Cc: rtems-users at
Subject: Re: MPC8260ADS and Linux

On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 03:12 PM, Steven Grunza wrote:

> 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.

I've used both Redhat 7.1 and 7.2 with no problems that I can recall.

What's not working with NetBSD?  I've found the tools to work quite well 
in different environments.  At the moment I'm using Mac OS X as my host 
machine with RTEMS gen68360, mvme167 and pc386 targets.

Eric Norum <eric.norum at>
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada.
Phone: (306) 966-5394   FAX:   (306) 966-5407

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