Installing the ARM v8-A simulator
I have been wanting to experiment with ARM’s new 64-bit architecture for a while and now ARM has released a simulator.
What you have to do is
Download a Linux image from Linaro
Download the ARMv8 Foundation Model (i.e., simulator) from ARM:
Run the simulator
~/linaro-armv8/Foundation_v8pkg/Foundation_v8 –image ~/linaro-armv8/img-foundation.axf –block-device ~/linaro-armv8/vexpress64-openembedded_sdk-armv8_20121125-96.img –network=nat
It will open an X window containing a Linux console - takes 5-10 minutes to boot when I run it in a 64-bit Ubuntu machine running as a virtual machine in my Mac.