How To: Build an Embedded Linux Distribution From Scratch

Posted on in Categories GNU/Open source, Hardware, Linux, Linux distribution, Linux Embedded devices, Ubuntu Linux last updated August 16, 2008

Embedded Linux is the use of a Linux operating system in an embedded computer systems such as a mobile phones, personal digital assistants, media players etc.

This tutorial shows you how to install Linux on a target system. Not a prebuilt Linux distribution, but your own, built from scratch. While the details of the procedure necessarily vary from one target to another, the same general principles apply. The result of this tutorial (if you have a suitable target) is a functional Linux system you can get a shell prompt on.

In this tutorial, you will learn about:

  1. Discussion of cross-compilation issues
  2. Review of the components of a Linux system and how they are put together
  3. Detailed steps for building, installing, and configuring the target system

=> Build an embedded Linux distro from scratch (free registration required)

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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