Embedded Windows for BB

Hi everyone,

Firstly I would like to thank you for your time to notice and read
this post.

Are there any step by step guides about how to get an embedded version
of Windows (WinCE or Ebedded XP etc etc) up and running on the
BeagleBoard? Or are there already ported version of the operating
system for the BB floating around where I can just purchase a license
and use that build?

I would really like to learn how to get embedded windows up and
running. I've played a little bit with Angstrom and I am currently
reading a book about how to make your own linux embedded OS. You have
to start somewhere I guess :). I'm really keen to learn about embedded
operating systems.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Rob

I am also interested in running WinCE on bb. Have you checked the
codeplex page for this? Please tell me if you were successful in
making any sense of that.
Which book are your reading for making your own embedded linux?

Hi adithya,

I am also interested in running WinCE on bb. Have you checked the
codeplex page for this?

I have had a quick browse at the codeplex site. Nothing too detailed
at the moment I must admit. A kind gentleman called Bill shared the
link to me.

Please tell me if you were successful in
making any sense of that.
Which book are your reading for making your own embedded linux?

As for the making your own embedded linux OS book that I am reading
it's called "Building Embedded Linux Systems" by Karim Yaghmour, Jon
Masters, Gilad Ben-Yossef, and Philippe Gerum. The release date of it
is August 2008 so it's only just a year old and it's also a second
addition. You can find more details about it here at amazon UK where
I
purchased it

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field

I cannot tell you if it's any good as of yet as I'm only on page
20 :-). The introduction is good so far, but we will see how it goes
when I get down to the nitty gritty technical stuff!
I hope this helps you and I will let you know how I get on with using
WindowsCE from Codeplex.

Rob

Currently, TI offers a full Windows CE v6.0 BSP for the OMAP3 EVM that
you can get once you acquire the EVM. This is a completely functional
demo (including source code) for running CE on the OMAP3. I got this
information by logging onto my OMAP3EVM registered software page.

HI Guys,

I have requested for the TI demo but it seems it takes 24-48 hours to
approve.even code plex is offering a code which is having NK.bin
image, also that code is having ebootnand.nb0.But dont know how to
boot it on BB.

Any one sucessful??

Regards,
Niral

Rob,

You can consider Devkit8000 if possible.

I recently purchased a Devkit8000 and it seems to support WinCE. I have not tested it yet, but the user manual shows how to boot WinCE using the images available in the CD-ROM (that comes along with the board) and also how to build the BSP/applications using MSVS.

Rgds,
Krishna

Thanks for the book info. I am a newbie to small devices. I am still
trying to get a stable OS working. I want to program using a some high
level GUI like Visual Studio on Windows CE or Qt or GTK on linux. I am
facing problems with installing linux on beagleboard that actually
boots and the applications run.

I am facing problems with installing linux
on beagleboard that actually boots and
the applications run.

Have you tried Angstroms distro? The beagleboard was my first
introduction to linux some months back now and I managed to get
Angstroms disto up and running with little trouble. The longest bit
for me was working out all the little linux commands.

Thanks for the DevKit tip Krishna, I'll look into it :-).