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Embedded Linux by John Lombardo

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Chapter 6. Embedded Linux Toolkits

THE MOST STRAIGHTFORWARD WAY OF EMBEDDING LINUX into the device of your choice is to grab the latest Linux kernel, a cross-compiler for your target hardware, a C library, and some applications—and start hacking. The problem is that you’ll spend an awful lot of time hacking before you have something that simply boots, let alone actually does what you want it to do.

In 1999-2000, many people in the Linux community realized how applicable Linux is to a large number of problems in the embedded application space. They also realized how non-trivial it is to create a working Linux system for the typical embedded platform. ...

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