Creating rootfs

Marc Leeman marc.leeman at
Tue Oct 12 17:54:34 EST 2004

> commercial tools at this point. Otherwise, go pay Monta, DENX, or one
> of the other embedded developer supporting companies for a flashy
> solution.

The MV solution is neither small nor flashy.  The filesystem is too
large and contains relatively much crud. If you use it as a
development environment, you can use it as a starting point, but I
would not recommend for a final solution.

If you know what you are doing, roll your own distribution, if you
have little GNU/Linux experience, you can use commercial embedded
distrib vendors. Of course, if you ask unbiassed vendor advice, they
will always claim that you _need_ their distrib (mainly because of
reasons which have little to do with technical ones).

I would recommend crosscompiling your toolchain (e.g. makeroot) and
start from there. There are also several good howtos for debian based

ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul

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