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Linux: Embedded Development by Chris Simmonds, Alex González, Alexandru Vaduva

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Building your first image

Before building our first image, we need to decide what type of image we want to build. This recipe will introduce some of the available Yocto images and provide instructions to build a simple image.

Getting ready

Poky contains a set of default target images. You can list them by executing the following commands:

$ cd /opt/yocto/poky
$ ls meta*/recipes*/images/*.bb

A full description of the different images can be found on the Yocto Project Reference Manual. Typically, these default images are used as a base and customized for your own project needs. The most frequently used base default images are:

  • core-image-minimal: This is the smallest BusyBox-, sysvinit-, and udev-based console-only image
  • core-image-full-cmdline: This ...

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