1.3 Software requirements

This section describes the host software that is required to run the Arm®v8‑A Foundation Platform.

Operating Systems

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7 (for 64-bit architectures), Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support (LTS), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.


Currently, there is no support for running the platform on other operating systems. However, the platform runs on any recent x86 64-bit Linux OS provided glibc v2.3.2, or higher, and libstdc++ 6.0.0, or higher, are present.
UART Output
For the Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) output to be visible, both xterm and telnet must be installed on the host, and be specified in your PATH.
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