Re: [zipitwireless] http://elinux.org/wiki/ZipIt is down
- uhm.. not for me.
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> I'm still curious about what you meant by 'stripping it down'. Ijust
> assume that means that you didn't include kernal modules thatweren't
> being used.The original build (described in that older BBS post) used the
original version and config. It was almost byte-for-byte identical
to the Zipit/Aeronix built kernel, which was the starting point.
[the gzip step was my first attempt, a "zimage" has the loader plus
the gziped kernel in one file]
The "BURN3" kernel is different (keyboard, framebuffer, telnetd etc -
- changes/additions most done by ken/cynfab). See the patch file on
The OpenZipit kernel (and other variations) are even more different
> I don't just want to get it running, I want toExcept that playing around with the Zipit flash is dangerous (unless
> understand it, take it apart, make small code changes, put it back
> together, reinstall it, ect...
> I really want to be an embedded software engineer....
you do the 5 wire hardware mod)
There are other embedded linux development kits all packaged up.
Most are expensive (there are a few hobby ones or built-it yourself)
General Linux programming books may cover a lot of things that don't
apply to embedded Linux. Zipit Linux is mostly a "means to an end".
To learn the ins-and-outs of the whole system (including many common
packages), I recommend a PC version of Linux. You can build and
debug on the same machine.
You also may want to look at uClinux. Another common embedded
Linux family for even smaller systems (NOTE: the Zipit is not
running uClinux - it is running full-blown ARM Linux - with MMU)