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Re: Debian or Embedbian on a powerful 64-bit system

On Sat, 2012-06-16 at 00:37 +0000, Uttam wrote: 
> Hello,
> Looking to custom build a debian distribution for an embedded system.
> Well the embedded system is actually quite powerful with the following
> specs:
>  1. 64-bit dual core x86
>  2. 1GB RAM
>  3. 80GB HD
> I have tried several different tools:
>  1. grml-debootstrap
>  2. debootstrap
>  3. debirf
> But none of them provide a straight forward way to build a rootfs that I
> can drop off in a hard drive and boot. grml-debootstrap seems to have
> that ability but is too grml specific.
The number of things you need to change after a bootstrap is set, the
ones I can think
off the top of my head:
1. set hostname in /etc/hosts
2. set up disks in /etc/fstab
3. set up networking /etc/networking/interfaces
4. set up /etc/apt/sources.list
5. install packages, like a desktop environment, etc
6. install a bootloader (grub2)
6. anything else app specific

> Is emdebian a good choice? Not in terms of size, but more in terms of
> the tools necessary to build and deploy?
No, emdebian is basically just a reduced form of Debian, for low space
> Thanks for any help and advice.
> Uttam

-Shawn Landden

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