Chapter 2

Installing Linux

If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed… Oh wait, he does.

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While it is possible to do embedded Linux development under Windows, it’s not easy. Basic Windows lacks many of the tools and features that facilitate embedded development. And why would you want to do that anyway? So we’ll keep our focus firmly on Linux and not delve into the process of setting up a Windows development system.

Even though this book is not an introduction to Linux, it’s worth taking a little time to review the installation process and alternative configurations. If you already have a Linux installation that you’re happy with, you can probably skip this chapter unless you want to learn about virtualization ...

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