Monday, October 30, 2017

DE0-NANO-Soc Stretch image

There is now a Debian Stretch based Machinekit SD card image for the DE0-NANO-Soc.

It contains the new machinekit code which uses the new czmq4 API, so the RIP build is fully updateable from the main Machinekit repo.

The image is not extensively tested, but runs the mksocfpga sim fine, so should not have any issues with hardware.

The image is in compressed .xz format, expanding to 5GB approx.
It is heavier than previously, but does contain all the tools and libraries
necessary to rebuild Machinekit in situ and do some development.

There is a .bmap file with it to allow copying to card using bmaptool.

Files are located at:

You will need to write to at least a  8GB card and expand the fs
That will allow room for a swapfile, which is essential for rebuilding the RIP
using -j2, or else you will run out of memory compiling the C++ elements,
because g++ is particularly memory hungry in later versions.