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To run a Linux system on these boards, 3 key components are required:
To run a Linux system on these boards, 3 key components are required:
* boot code: either bootlets or a bootloader. Bootlets are stable, Das U-Boot is worked on
* boot code: either bootlets or a bootloader;
and has support for the boards since recently.
* kernel;
* kernel, usually comes from the distribution or build system being used
* root filesystem.
* root filesystem, also provided by the chosen software distro
=== Kernels ===
=== Kernels ===

Revision as of 00:34, 26 April 2013


Digikey eeWiki about imx233-OLinuXino http://www.eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/iMX233-OLinuXino


Attaching LCD to iMX233-OLinuXino-MAXI


To run a Linux system on these boards, 3 key components are required:

  • boot code: either bootlets or a bootloader;
  • kernel;
  • root filesystem.


There are two kernel flavours which work on all 3 iMX233 OLinuXino boards:

Software Distributions

A list of linux distributions or build systems which can produce runnable images:

  • Debian. An excellent guide here, including instructions for bootloader, SD card partitioning, etc. There is another guide from Olimex.
  • ArchlinuxARM with packages for both 2.6 and 3.x kernels and rich package repositories. The prebuilt images use bootlets, but can be made to work with U-Boot.
  • Yocto BSP, where most of the work on the boards is done and integrated first. Not newb-friendly, but extremely powerful. Also a complete SDK with cross-toolchains, runtime libraries, etc.
  • minifs Compact Linux Distro Generator for iMX233 with mainline Kernel 3.x

Various Links

iMX233-OLinuXino ARCH Linux SD image with WIFI support - Linux Kernel 2.6.35 and completely support for all board features https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-bAEPML8fwlYUUxaUtsNkZrRk0

LINUX KERNEL 3.x work in progress - https://github.com/koliqi/imx23-olinuxino

How to setup iMX233 RTL8188 WIFI - http://www.agilart.com/blog/the-olinuxino-micro-wifi-sd-cards-farbric

MINIFS - Compact Linux Distro Generator for iMX233 with mainline Kernel 3.x https://github.com/buserror-uk/minifs

EASY KERNEL BUILD This just a simple set of scripts to rebuild a known working kernel for ARM devices.. https://github.com/RobertCNelson/armv5_devel

QEMU - Olinuxino board emulated with 3.x kernel, working SD, USB, UART, RTC, (soft) I2C and even Onewire. See README.md for building/running instructions http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41951227/README.md or https://github.com/buserror-uk/qemu-buserror



use from shell and C - http://olimex.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/imx233-olinuxino-working-with-gpios/

use /dev/mem - http://olimex.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/imx233-olinuxino-gpios-faster-and-faster/

WEB-IO - https://github.com/hehopmajieh/olinuxino-web-io


MOD-IO2 interfacing - http://olimex.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/using-mod-gsm-with-imx233-olinuxino/

MOD-MAG 3-Axes magnetometer interfacing - http://olimex.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/imx233-olinuxino-i2c-tutorial-using-mod-mag-3-axes-magnetometer/

MOD-LCD1x9 interfacing - http://olimex.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/imx233-olinuxino-i2c-tutorial-using-mod-lcd1x9/

MOD-WII-NUNCHUCK interfacing - http://olimex.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/imx233-olinuxino-i2c-tutorial-using-wii-nunchuk/


SPI example - https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=232.0

Implementing Fast software SPI on iMX233-OLinuXino http://dev.moorescloud.com/2012/11/02/implementing-fast-software-spi/




Sending e-mail demo https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=214.0


Under construction

List of Contributors

Raivis Rengelis - iMX233-OLinuXino patches, support in LTIB

Fadil Berisha - Kernel 3.x support for iMX233

Fabio Esteban - Kernel 3.x support

Radoslav Kolev - Open Embedded initial support

Otavio Salvador - Open Embedded maintainer

Kiril Zyapkov - ARCH linux initial support

Mike Brown - ARCH linux maintainer, OLinuXino ARCH support

Michael Pollet - minifs project, QEMU for imx233

Claude Schwartz - LCD support for imx233, Quake, MAME

Dimitar Gamishev - Linux kernel support, Kernel images, Rootfs images

Jeroen De Schepper - I2C, MODBUS, PLC

Petri Laakso - NetBSD

Jochen Kunz - NetBSD

Marek Vasut - uboot for imx233 help

Mike Thompson - kernel 3.x USB help