Raspberry Pi Releases first SD Card Image
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Reference root filesystem from Gray and Dom, containing LXDE, Midori, development tools and example source code for multimedia functions.
I read on some other pages, in the links below. That you could run the image in Qemu. I didn't want to muck around in the Command Line to do this. So, I Unpacked the "debian6-17-02-2012.zip" that I downloaded from their site, in Krusader. First I tried Booting the "debian6-17-02-2012.img" file (that I got from the unpacking) in Virtual Box. But, that gave an error and wouldn't Boot. So, then I tried it in Qemu. But, it just hung at "Booting Floppy Image" (or something like that). The article, Raspberry Pi Releases 1st SD Card Image (Debian) – How-to use it in QEMU. Gives a step by step, for doing it in the Command Line, if you want to try it. But, they do say that it works for some versions of Qemu and not for others. In the article, I tried doing this, as a shortcut (but it didn't work for me)...
If you don’t want to experience the joy of building the kernel yourself, you can download the binary: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45842273/zImage_3.1.9
We can now start the virtual machine with R-Pi Debian rootfs and our updated kernel:
qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -cpu arm1176 -m 256 -hda rootfs_debian6_rpi.ext4 -kernel zImage_3.1.9 -append "root=/dev/sda" -serial stdio -redir tcp:2222::22
During the system boot, there will be lots of error (like the GPU driver can’t find the GPU…) but you can still reach the login screen. The username/password: pi/suse.It didn't work for me. I downloaded the "zImage_3.1.9" file and Opened a Command Line from withing Crusader in the directory where I placed the "zImage_3.1.9" file. I got an error. There was probably some kind of Syntax Error for my particular situation.
[don@RedBlackBioStarFedora14 Raspberry Pi first SD Card Image]$ qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -cpu arm1176 -m 256 -hda rootfs_debian6_rpi.ext4 -kernel zImage_3.1.9 -append "root=/dev/sda" -serial stdio -redir tcp:2222::22
qemu: could not open disk image rootfs_debian6_rpi.ext4: No such file or directory
[don@RedBlackBioStarFedora14 Raspberry Pi first SD Card Image]$
I'm sure following the Instructions, is the best way to go... But, I didn't want to spend allot of time just playing with it. I might try putting it on a real SD Card or even a USB Stick later on. But, that was it for me right now...
Info on when the Paspberry Pi will be available to buy...
Corrections and clarifications about some stuff you may have read in the pressRaspberry Pi Releases 1st SD Card Image (Debian)
- First Raspberry Pi SD Card Image Released [Debian Squeeze, LXDE] ~ Ubuntu Vibes
- Downloads | Raspberry Pi
- Raspberry Pi Releases 1st SD Card Image (Debian) – How-to use it in QEMU | CNXSoft – Embedded Software Development
- Corrections and clarifications about some stuff you may have read in the press | Raspberry Pi