BUILDING OLinuXino LINUX KERNEL WITH LTIB


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I was trying to build my first Linux kernel following the instructions Raivis posted on OLinuXino Yahoo group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/olinuxino/message/235 , but being total linux noob there were always issues of this or that package missing during the build process. My OS is Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and there were lot of packages missing.

Trygve made some more patches and posted them on Github which bring me much further http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/olinuxino/message/341 but still the kernel build was stopping at sparse compilation complaining for some files, then I found http://imxcommunity.org/forum/topics/ltib-on-11-10-host and after downloading VJ package and executing $ ./sparse.sh ~/opt/ltib the necassary paths were set and LTIB finally built successfully🙂

Now have to read the documentation🙂 and try experimenting with tweaking the kernel and experiment with building images, this is not lighting fast process and takes about 45 minutes.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jonsmirl
    May 01, 2012 @ 17:24:46

    I started off using LTIB and have switched to OpenWRT. It isn’t very hard to lift the patches out of ltib and them add them into OpenWRT. OpenWRT knows how to build GUIs too, not just routers. In between the two is BuildRoot. I found ltib the hardest to use of the the three.

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  2. jonsmirl
    May 01, 2012 @ 17:25:44

    Check out the Chumby build environment, I don’t know what they use. Chumby is based on the mx233 too.

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  3. cjoe
    May 04, 2012 @ 14:10:42

    Hi, any news about iMX233-OLinuXino-Mini? The target date is still early in may?

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