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How can I build my own simplest possible linux - that boots up, shows up the console and is capaple of performing basic commands such as cp , rm etc.? ...
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- 05-12-2007 #1
Simplest possible linux
How can I build my own simplest possible linux - that boots up, shows up the console and is capaple of performing basic commands such as cp, rm etc.?
I have downloaded the latest kernel source from kernel.org. Now what? It would be better if I could build it as a live CD.
Additionally, I don't wish to use any pre-existing distro and also don't prefer to try LFS at this moment.
Can anybody help me. Plz...
- 05-12-2007 #2
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Wouldn't you just compile what you need from the kernel for your own perosnal prefernces?
- 05-12-2007 #3
Well I'm not sure!
Another thing, suppose I have detached my HDD for I don't wanna loose valuable data accidentally. And I want to boot my custom distro from CD. Probably something like ramdisk is necessary. But how to tell the kernel to use ramdisk instead of hard disk?
I will be greatful for any useful information...
- 05-14-2007 #4
I presume your platform would be a PC with an existent BIOS. So, it would already try to boot from hard drive or CD/DVD.
If you don't mind the academical question it "it is really the simplest possible Linux", you could try busybox.
Many people use this on their embedded boards. We run this on a diskless board with a MIPS processor.
I guess you can use it with a default PC, too. It has different levels of a shell, i.e. shell commands.
BusyBoxBus Error: Passengers dumped. Hech gap yo'q.