Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Aug 2017 22:09 UTC

This course walks through the creation of a 64-bit system based on the Linux kernel. Our goal is to produce a small, sleek system well-suited for hosting containers or being employed as a virtual machine.

Because we don't need every piece of functionality under the sun, we're not going to include every piece of software you might find in a typical distro. This distribution is intended to be minimal.

Building my own Linux installation from scratch has always been one of those things I've wanted to do, but never got around to. Is this still something many people do? If so, why?

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Not to forget T2
by rener on Fri 18th Aug 2017 08:02 UTC
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which is the successor of ROCK Linux (founded around 1998) and still being around for automated builds, including cross compiling embedded systems:

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RE: Not to forget T2
by mattias1 on Fri 18th Aug 2017 08:22 in reply to "Not to forget T2"
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Oh Rene, nice to meet you here. Of course, RockLinux is an interesting approach, especially where cross compiling makes sense (many ARM and MIPS targets).

A more generally used approach with lots of traction within the industry is Yocto, this is used for exaple by Automotive Grade Linux.

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