Re: Root file system
Bill Gatliff wrote:
> Hardouin SIMONNOT wrote:
>> Thank you Neil.
>> I found the command on this page :
>> I will try to follow your suggestions about emsandbox. But I am a little
>> bit disappointed because there are no documents available that clearly
>> explains the steps to create a sample board system. We must look around
>> and try to understand what to do from the description of different
>> emdebian tools. I realy feel lost.
>> If I finish to create a system after a miracle and many days of work, I
>> would make a step by step Howto for future emdebian users because of
>> this lack of documentation easily accessible is really daunting for
> In Neil's defense, the problem he's trying to solve is challenging, to
> say the least. The tools he is developing are still pretty volatile,
> as are the procedures for using them. This stuff isn't currently
> suitable for the faint-at-heart.
> At this point, if you want to use emdebian then your best investment
> is in learning the foundations behind what the system is doing. With
> that, the role of each tool becomes easier to understand.
> In time, emdebian CAN become as easy to use as an ordinary Debian
> system. Well, almost--- embedded systems by their nature can be more
> challenging to deal with during the development effort. I think we're
> really close to turning that corner, but not quite yet.
> There's no arguing the point that everyone would love a cookbook HOWTO
> for emdebian, and I'd love for you, Hardouin, to jot down and post
> your notes as you go along--- that would be a HUGE contribution to the
> effort! I have meant to do that myself many times, but just haven't
> had the spare cycles for it.
> But don't worry about making your publication too polished, for it
> will need frequent updating. At this point in emdebian's life cycle,
> that's a good thing!
I would like to add the following info to this, we know the
documentation is far from perfect and not complete yet. But it is under
There is also work in progress to create an open hardware demo board 
that uses emdebian, it will demonstrate the emdebian project and will
improve the documentation. So it can be seen as a sort of starter-kit
for emdebian and other open development tools.
I really hope the hardware can be demonstrated ad Fosdem 2009 but I am
afraid February will be a bid to e ambiguous to get both hard and
software up and running. But I will do my best.