I am a Linux newbie. I have tried to search for commands and
browse through nabble as much as possible. I have some doubts for
which I could not get the answers. Any useful pointers, search terms
that can help me find the solution are appreciated!
I am using Gumstix verdex pro XM-4 BT with netpro. I also have a
console vx board. I need to write a program that periodically executes
some commands on the terminal and writes out the results along with
the time stamp onto the (1 GB) microSD card. I wrote a c code and
compiled it to get the object file. My c code looks something like
/* Some Linux commands here */
system("date >> \"/media/card/timetest.txt\" ");
I was looking for a way to transfer this object file to the microsd
verdex pro board so that i can execute it from there. I use Windows XP
and I connected the console vx board using hyperterminal (
http://docwiki.gumstix.org/Connecting_via_Serial_-_Windows ) but I
could not figure out how to transfer the object file onto /media/card/
location. Can anyone help me with this?
I want this object file to start executing as soon as the device is
powered on. Is there a simple way to do this without recompiling the
kernel and re-flashing the device ? (something like addding a software
to Windows startup)
I created partitions on the microsd card and formatted it initially by
using commands similar to those listed in
) but I am not sure if I did it correctly. I am able to navigate to
/media/card/ location (using Windows hyperterminal) and create a new
folder there using mkdir command. Is there a way to check how much
free space I have on the card?
P.S. I installed Fedora 8 using VMWare player on Windows and tried to
transfer using Minicom (
http://docwiki.gumstix.org/Connecting_via_Serial_-_Linux ), but
Minicom does not recognise the Gumstix module when I power it up.
Someone had mentioned earlier that VMware player does not recognise
serial port. I would prefer doing this over windows hyperterminal