I have installed Linux Mint 17 on my 32-bit laptop and bought a FriendlyARM Mini2440 development board to do some basic programming and learn concepts of Linux.

However, I couldn't find any documentation on how to install the cross-compiler and toolchain for FriendlyARM Mini2440 on Linux Mint (I found it for Ubuntu, though). I am using this tutorial to start my system and have followed all the steps.

My problem is that while I am able to install and execute the cross-compiler and toolchain correctly for the first time, after restarting, when I issue the command arm-none-linux-gnueabi-cc –v, it gives me an error.

How can I get FriendlyARM Mini2440 to work on Linux Mint?

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    – terdon
    Feb 20 '16 at 12:18

In the link https://alselectro.wordpress.com/category/friendly-arm-mini2440/ they suggest pasting the following line into /root/.bashrc:

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/FriendlyArm/toolschain/4.4.3/bin

However, I didn't have the /root/.bashrc file in my Linux Mint, so I was getting an error for arm-none-linux-gnueabi-cc –v.

After much searching, I found that I can paste the path /root/.profile/ instead.

After doing this, the arm compiler is initialized on start-up and seems to be working fine now.

Although the procedures in the link are for FriendlyARM2440 + Ubuntu, I have tested all of them for Linux Mint 17, and except for this small change, all seem to work fine.

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    Note that /root/.bashrc simply doesn't exist by default. You could have just as easily created it yourself but, in any case, ~/.profile is better. However, you really shouldn't be doing this as root. You should do it as a regular user and use your ~/.profile file instead.
    – terdon
    Feb 20 '16 at 12:24
  • Can you provide some references regarding FriendlyARM2440 + Linux Mint ?? For eg. sample examples, rtos, cross compiler etc. Feb 23 '16 at 3:50

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