ChangJoon Choi

[Real Newbie] fsl-community-bsp . I don't know what to do next..

Discussion created by ChangJoon Choi on Oct 7, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 1, 2013 by Fabio Estevam

1. olimex imx233-micro

I have downloaded the fsl-community-bsp by repo

and built targets






So.I got files in the directory .../deploy/images





















and files in the directory .../tmp/deploy/sdk






What is next process that I should do for making sdcard?

maybe the file below will be a filesystem?


How can I make boot image or kernel for Sdcard?

and how to make a toolchain or building environment?



2. I have found the document that says ..


Open Embedded (Yocto project) is framework to generate Linux kernel and packages.


OE is base for the Angstrom Linux distribution. At the moment Linux community is working to push support for iMX233 up to latest Kernel 3.5.x and when this is done the Open Embedded layers will be updated first, so our recommendation is to keep eye on it :-)


iMX233 Open Embedded is hosted at


There are clear step by step instructions how to generate Kernel and boot image and this folder contain image generated by Dimitar Gamishev which includes TV-CONSOLE output, so after you boot from this image you can use USB keyboard and TV monitor to work with OLinuXino as stand alone computer.

This is the image we ship on our OLinuXino-SD cards by default.




Short description about how to make bootable SD card with Linux file system for OLinuXino boards



You can download the rootfs with TV console enabled which Dimitar Gamishev generates from here:


also you will need Open Embedded generated Kernel 2.6.35 which image which you can download from:



(NOTE - this example is given with "sdb1 and sdb2" device but it could enumerate differently on your host, so confirm what it enumerates as before running fdisk!)


1. Insert the card reader to the Linux host.

2. Un-mount the card reader, i.e. 'sudo umount /dev/sdb1'

3. run fdisk, 'sudo fdisk /dev/sdb'

4. Press 'p' to show the partitions on the card

5. Press 'd' to delete a partition. Repeat to remove all partitions

6. Press 'n' to create a new partition

7. Press 'p' to select the primary partition

8. Press '1' to create partition 1 on the card

9. Press Enter to start from first block

10. Type '16MB' to create the 16MB partitions

11. Press 't' to change the newly created partition type

12. Enter '53' for the new partition type

13. Press 'n' to create a second partition, select 'p'(primary), then '2'(number)

14. Press Enter to accept all default settings

15. Press 'w' to write the partitions to the card and exit the fdisk

16. Format the second partition on the SD card - run 'sudo mkfs.ext2 /dev/sdb2' command.

17. Mount the second partition on the card

18. If you do not have the mmc mounting point created yet, create one with 'sudo mkdir /mnt/mmc'

19. Run 'sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt/mmc' to mount the partition as the mmc card

20. Copy the supplied files - TV_console_FS.tar.gz(the OpenEmbedded FS) and image) for example in your home/user directory, unzip to imx233-Olinuxino.img

21. Enter the mounted sd card directory - cd /mnt/mmc

22. Untar the rootfs to the card 'sudo tar -xzf /home/user/TV_console_FS.tar.gz' to put down the root filesystem.

   for login use



23. Copy the boot image in sdb1 device using dd, i.e. type - 'sudo dd if=/home/user/imx233-Olinuxino.img of=/dev/sdb1

24. Type 'cd', 'sync' and umount sd card - 'sudo umount /dev/sdb2'


At this point the SD card should be ready for use.



How can I make TV_console_FS.tar.gz, to imx233-Olinuxino.img from the files in the deploy directory?

and how can i get the building environment (arm-none-eabi or amr-poky-....)