Full Linux distributions

Leon Woestenberg leon.woestenberg at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 06:03:33 EST 2008

Hello Brian,

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Brian Silverman
<bsilverman at conceptxdesign.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for advice into what Linux distributions (rootfs) people are
> using for the PowerPC.
> Specifically, I'm currently using busybox for my core rootfs, but I'm
buildroot I guess, not busybox (alone).

> looking for an alternative that will allow me to:
>   - easily add new packages

>   - is binary compatible with the PPC405. 440, and Freescale 85xx cores.
binary compatible? You mean it can build binaries for those cores?

>   - can be large (compared to the usual embedded devices), say in the 100MB
> to 1GB range.  It will sit on an SD card.
>   - Can be built/maintained under cygwin, and can generate a ext2 image
> (e.g. with gen2extfs)
>   3) OpenEmbedded (doesn't seem to currently support cygwin)
My preference is to use OpenEmbedded and do so under a Linux host
system (any will do).
As I don't want to be tied to a certain host OS, Emdebian or
Gentoo-Embedded are no-go for me.

I have used tools and rootfs systems like crosstool, buildroot, LFS before.

There is also LTIB by Freescale, tried that?


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