please some newbie help with rtems

Joel Sherrill <> joel.sherrill at
Wed May 18 22:07:13 UTC 2005

Dara wrote:
> Hello!
> I have installed RTEMS (rtems-ss-20030703) as it was described in
> pdf/FAQ.pdf, doing following commands on redhat fedora-3 system:
> $ tar -xjvf rtems-ss-20030703.tar.bz2 -C /tmp
> $ mkdir ~/ && cd ~/
> $ /tmp/rtems-ss-20030703/configure --prefix=/opt/rtems && make && make install
> everything goes ok.
> But I can't understand, how can I boot into RTEMS. Since no kernel
> patching, kernel compiling or anything else happen.
> Can you point me to approritate docs or say what i should do next?

RTEMS is an embedded real-time OS.  It would be run instead of GNU/Linux
for certain types of applications.  You link your application with RTEMS
and run it directly on target hardware.

RTEMS includes "board support packages" for some simulators
included in gdb -- PowerPC, MIPS, and SPARC.

You can also run it in a virtualized PC environment like Bochs or

Also you should be using a released version like 4.6.2.

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