Embarked System

John Gay johngay at eircom.net
Thu Sep 16 13:49:26 PDT 2004


On Thu 16 Sep 2004 18:58, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:51:29 +0200
>
> <vincent.vandaele at tele2.fr> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > The last year for my project I make a lfs and a blfs and I had a good
> > mark 17/20
>
> Wow - I wish my uni would let me read a book, follow it's instructions
> and give me marks for doing it :)
>
> > Now my university wants I do a Linux for Embarked system
>
> I think you mean for an _embedded_ system.
>
> > So I want to know if it’s possible to make a lfs and blfs for a
> > Embarked system. Our Embarked system will br a pocket pc of Hewlett
> > Packard
>
> Well, it _should_ be possible (I say _should_ as I have no experience
> with embedded systems at all).  You'll have to deviate from the
> book I would imagine. I'd think glibc would be too heavyweight, so you'd
> need to use dietlibc, uclibc, or some other light(er) C library. I
> believe there's hints for at least one of those. For the rest, I'll
> leave you to do your own research - this is_your_ uni project after all!
>
Well, there are a few Linux systems that will install directly onto any newish 
IPAQ so, take a look, get the bootloader installed, and try building your own 
version based on the info at handhelds.org

Here is a good starting point:
http://free-electrons.com/articles/porting/en

Cheers,

	John Gay



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