Wandboard

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Wandboard

THIS PAGE IS A WORK-IN-PROGRESS. ANYTHING YOU MAY THINK IS WRONG IS MOST LIKELY WRONG.

The Wandboards from FreeScale are well-supported in OE by the Yocto Project. This page just chronicles efforts made to get GNU Radio running on the board. The best instructions, which we followed to get started, can be found here:

http://wiki.wandboard.org/index.php/Getting_started_with_Yocto_on_Wandboard

This page just adds a few hints and tips to get GNU Radio up and running on the Wandboards.

When following the above instructions, I just substituted our gnuradio-dev-image in place of the core-image-minimal to get our GNU Radio distro built for the Wandboard. Follow our embedded instructions for how to do this part.

SD Card

Partitioning

Handling the micro SD Card is a bit tricky. The bitbaking builds an sdcard image containing the rootfs and boot partitions, but it can only build a partition as big as the files. So on an 8 GB card, the partition was only about 1.3 GB, leaving no room to install anything else or update the GNU Radio version. The easy solution is to use a partition manager, like gparted, that can resize the partitions. You should see a boot partition in the front of the drive and an ext3 partition with empty space behind it. Just resize the ext3 partition to take up the rest of the disk.

Inserting

The other "gotcha" about these boards (at least the quad board version) is that there are two micro SD Card slots. There's one on the processor board and one on the connector board. You want to use the one on the processor board, which may be partly hidden under the heat sink.