Re: Advice needed for creating a custom linux
- From: Ikke <ikke@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 23:11:50 GMT
CptDondo <yan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
If that's all you're looking for, and you're a handy C programmer, all
you really need is
a) some basic libs - I suggest you get a copy of crosstool from
kegel.com, or a copy of buildroot, and use that to build your basic
Build busybox to your liking, then build microwindows. Microwindows
comes with a handy jpeg viewer that you can use as a framework. Add
some loops and stuff, and you have your window frame.
It's not that complicated (a lot less complicated than building your
own distro) and you only have 3 things to build:
The basic [gu]libc stuff, busybox, microwindows
If you do it right, you can probably fit everything into < 32 MB; I
think the last one I did like this was something like 20 MB.
Thanks for the information - it's been a long time since I wrote some C
code, but it'll be a nice return.
On the other hand, I was looking for something far far simpler than this.
What I was (and still am) looking for, should look like the following:
- download .iso
- add script to .iso to start some imageviewer (included) after boot
- burn .iso to disc
Something like this would be ideal. I've read an article somewhere on the
net that described something similar for Windows:
- create a bootable CD
- add a clean Windows '98
- add your software
- burn the disc
after which you could boot Windows '98 from the disk and the slideshow