Arch Linux Installation : Part 1

18 Sep 2020, 12:52pm TZ +05:30
linux, Arch
Software, tips

I am using Manjaro Linux for a while now. May be more than 2 years now. Though its Arch Linux based you still have supporting wrappers.

Having your own custom install of Linux was far dream. I had tried my luck with debian and failed to get close to Ubuntu.

This time, it was different.

Linux is running the Windows in VM now !

It was my time to take the next step.

My tryst with Arch Linux Installation

This is the Part 1 in the series. This part deals with creation of Installation Media, Internet connection and making the installer usable.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


Programming Arduino Bootloader using Avrdude with AVRISP mkII in Manjaro (Arch Linux)

18 Jul 2020, 12:50pm TZ +05:30
linux, manjaro, hardware, Arduino, AVR

Programming Arduino Bootloader using Avrdude with AVRISP mkII

I use the original Arduino-UNO and Mega for development. They are reliable and work a charm. But for cost constrained projects, most of the times I have used Arduino clones. It’s a common hassle these days with some Arduino clones having wrong boot-loader.

I wanted to have a permanent and repeatable way fix the boot-loader in Arduino boards.

Let’s look at how I did this in my favorite Manjaro (Arch Linux)

In fact my earlier article on installing AVRISP mkII on Windows 10 is one of the most visited articles on this website.


Zephyr OS : Understanding Application Development and a Fancier Blinky for STM32F3 Discovery Board

26 Jun 2020, 02:54pm TZ +05:30
Zephyr, hardware, manjaro, linux, STM32, ARM
Embedded, Software, IoT

Getting started with Application Development on Zephyr OS

After understanding the basics of how to do debugging on a Zephyr OS project, let’s do something custom.

We would look at how to get started with Application Development on Zephyr OS.

This is Part 3 in the series of post on Zephyr OS. In Part 1 we saw how to setup the development environment on Manjaro (Arch Linux). In Part 2 we looked at how to create an Eclipse CDT IDE end project and then successfully debug our code.

Source code for basic-blinky project is available at .

Source code for fancier-blinky project is available at . Note: This code is specific for STM32F3 Discovery with PCB Revision C and above.