[ECOS] Re: HOWTO: eCos on QEMU PC emulator

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards@gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 16:26:00 GMT 2011

On 2011-03-24, Drasko DRASKOVIC <drasko.draskovic@gmail.com> wrote:

> Several months ago I was looking for a way to run eCos and above all
> RedBoot on Qemu-ARM. None of the boards supported by eCos seems to be
> present in qemu, and vice versa.

I looked into that a year or two back and came to the same conclusion.
It probably woldn't be hard to port eCos to one of the boards that is
supported by Qemu, but I didn't see much point in that when it runs on
the 386 Qemu target.

> Are you maybe aware of a way we could run similar thing you made, but
> with ARM (or MIPS) architecture?

There are patches for Qemu that allow you to run eCos for Atmel
AT91SAM9263 on Qemu:


> Other question is does your runit.sh script now works with Grub 2?

I've never tried it with Grub2.

> I remember using it before and I had a problems with ElToritoStage2
> as it was changed in Grub 2 comparing to previous Grub version...

I've never heard anything good about Grub2.  It's reported to be huge,
bloated, and difficult to install and use. I did install it once on a
Mac Mini, and it's not someting I'm looking forward to ever using.

I have tried running eCos programs build for floppy startup, but I've
never been able to get that to work.

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