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[edit] From host to runtime

Currently MADDE supports mounting of the host file system to N900 runtime.

This is a very convenient feature when developing software.

All supported platforms (windows, linux, mac) are supported.

The syntax of mount command is:

mad remote [-r runtime] mount <directory>

The command mounts <directory> to the N900 to a mount point /home/developer/mnt.

mad remote run supports finding executable software with given name from this directory.

In case of mounting fails due to stale previous mount, running mad remote umount fixes this problem -- try it always if mounting fails.

Example usages:

$ mad remote -r n900 mount .
$ mad remote -r n900 shell
/home/developer $ cd mnt
/home/developer/mnt $ ls
/home/developer/mnt $ exit
mad remote -r n900 mount .
mad make hello
mad remote -r n900 run hello

[edit] From runtime to host

Currently MADDE does not support mounting a directory from N900 to host pc, but it is quite easily possible with userspace filesystems in all supported platforms.

Linux and Mac hosts can use 'sshfs' fuse filesystem utility.

Windows hosts can use 'Dokan SSHFS' software (see

Example usage with sshfs (dokan interface is probably similar):

$ mkdir mnt_n900
$ sshfs developer@<addr-of-n900>: mnt_n900

Now host mount point mnt_n900 sees /home/developer on n900.