O'Reilly logo

Pro Linux Embedded Systems by Gene Sally

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 6. Creating a Linux Distribution from Scratch

Creating a Linux distribution from scratch is viewed as a daunting task, and it shouldn't be. The process involves creating a toolchain, using that toolchain to create a root file system, and then building a kernel. The process isn't complex, it just requires you to carefully follow many steps to build the proper tools. After you go over the instructions for building a toolchain and understand how it works, the smartest route may be to use a tool that builds a toolchain, such as crosstool-NG, to build the root file system and kernel.

In prior years, before Linux's popularity with board vendors and chip makers hit its stride, support for any hardware platform other than Intel's X86 was spotty; ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required