Re: target builder tools for embedded-like system
From: Harry Slaughter (harry-removethis_at_slaughters.com)
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 22:25:52 GMT
> Why not build your own Linux bootable flash disk from scratch and only add
> the tools and libraries that you really need? This link gives pretty good
> directions on how to get started:
primary reason this wasn't my first choice is i'm not familiar with the boot
process. i've only used lilo as a dumb end user :). i still wouldn't even know
how to create a bootable floppy :) though i'm going to try to learn eventually,
maybe the link you gave me will be a start.
and i've never ever built a linux system from scratch, let alone a tiny (less
than 20M) linux. also, i am not sure what a 'toolset' is (assumming it's a
target binary (eg ifconfig) and required libs) or how to create one.
lastly, i'm fighting a small battle. i've been telling my boss how quickly i
could create a tiny linux OS to support our Java app. if i can show him this yet
to be created system up and running, we would not use winNT which is the defacto
platform for this app. so i'm trying to get this thing put together very
quickly, which is why i was hoping one of these tools would actually work.
but how often is it that a tool such as embedix actually works? it's always
unfulfilled promises of rapid deployment, dependency checks, ease of use....
blah blah, and never true.
so since bluecat and now embedix have proven more hassle than they're worth (yes
i fell for the marketing crap once again), maybe i should just go back to
basics. kernel.org, busybox, etc...
and i suppose if i can create a bootable floppy myself, i can probably create a
bootable flashcard :) maybe that's where i should start...
tks for your help