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Instant Buildroot by Daniel Manchón Vizuete

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Generating a basic root filesystem (Must know)

Now, it's time to configure the base of our system to meet some basic criteria; in our case, we want to have the RFS located in RAM (ramdisk) and to have a login prompt in the serial port to be able to configure and operate the system without the help of graphic components. Also, we want to maintain the system under version control to share and organize the code between a team. We will create some basic configuration files for networking and initialization. Finally, we will need to configure the Raspberry Pi bootloader. Through this configuration process, we will be able to see the basic menuconfig options and the way that Buildroot manages the user configuration for the generated system.

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