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Instant Buildroot

Daniel Manchón Vizuete

Automate the building process of your embedded system and ease the cross-compilation process with Buildroot
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783289455
Paperback60 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Install the Linux kernel configuration and driver along with useful packages such as QT GUI, a web server, and a Telnet remote access server
  • Generate embedded Linux system images
  • Install and configure the U-Boot bootloader

Who This Book Is For

Instant Buildroot is for developers who want to know how to use Buildroot tools to generate and configure their own embedded system. It is assumed that the reader has some experience with Linux and basic programming and is familiar with basic hardware development boards.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Buildroot
Setting up Buildroot and target system (Must know)
Generating a basic root filesystem (Must know)
Setting up your bootloader (Should know)
Generating a JFFS2 filesystem (Should know)
Generating an EXT3 filesystem for the SD card (Should know)
Booting from an NFS filesystem (Should know)
Customizing Linux kernel args (Should know)
Generating a custom toolchain (Become an expert)
Customizing a Linux kernel (Should know)
Customizing other packages in BusyBox (Must know)
Emulating the system with QEMU (Become an expert)

What You Will Learn

  • Set up Buildroot on your Linux machine
  • Install an embedded system on Raspberry Pi
  • Set up U-Boot to work with Raspberry Pi
  • Configure Linux kernel options to fit your hardware devices
  • Install QT, web server, SSH, and Telnet packages on your system
  • Prepare your system to work with JFFS2, NFS, and EXT filesytems
  • Use QEMU to emulate and test your generated images
  • Configure your system at boot time using kernel argsuments

In Detail

Nowadays, there is a computer in almost any device that you can imagine. These low power,task-specific machines are programmed usually to execute very specific tasks. The most common way to build this software is using Linux, but some fine-tuning is needed to fit your specifications in such restrained machines. This is where Buildroot really comes into its ownas a great tool to generate and configure a Linux system, as it allows you to tune your system in every way to be small, fast, efficient, and safe.

Instant Buildroot is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear, step-by-step recipes which will help you to build your own custom embedded system that meets all of your requirements in terms of size, speed, and software functionality.

Instant Buildroot uses practical examples and step-by-step recipes to help you generate, configure, and deploy a Linux system in any target machine. This book will get you started with generating your system depending on your target hardware and will help you compile and configure the right bootloader options that fit your requirements. You will also learn how to add support to your board peripherals using Linux modules and finally how to install common software packages like QT GUI or a light web server.


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