[ELDK] Creating small target rootfs in DENX

Dave Rensberger David.Rensberger at ambientcorp.com
Wed May 28 03:15:13 CEST 2008


I did read that section, however, as it says: "For now we will assume that the contents of the root file system is already known".   This is actually the problem I'm trying to solve.  I'm already well versed in building ramdisk images, creating device files, etc (even if I weren't, this part of the rootfs creation is not ELDK specific... there are already quite a few books that describe how to do these things).   

I'm not complaining... I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't some sort of configuration tool or something that was available before I went off selected the rootfs components on my own.


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolfgang Denk [mailto:wd at denx.de]
Sent: Tue 5/27/2008 7:21 PM
To: Dave Rensberger
Cc: pterry at vmetro.com; eldk at lists.denx.de
Subject: Re: [ELDK] Creating small target rootfs in DENX
In message <B7BC4CB64CA090478F283BA589292737175EAE at abtg-mail.ambientcorp.com> you wrote:
> So if I understand your description below, it's pretty much my
> responsibility to go through the rootfs and figure out which binaries,
> libraries, and configuration files are needed in my target distribution?
> There isn't anything in the ELDK that automates the process of whittling
> this set of files down, right?

Well, did you read this section in the manual?

And we're working on a "root file system builder". Stay tuned.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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