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This practically-oriented textbook provides a clear introduction to the different component parts of an operating system and how these work together. The easy-to-follow text covers the bootloader, kernel, filesystem, shared libraries, start-up scripts, configuration files and system utilities. The procedure for building each component is described in detail, guiding the reader through the process of creating a fully functional GNU/Linux embedded OS. Features: presents a concise overview of the GNU/Linux system, and a detailed review of GNU/Linux filesystems; describes how to build an embedded system to run on a virtual machine, and to run natively on an actual processor; introduces the concept of the compiler toolchain, demonstrating how to develop a cross toolchain so that programs can be built on a range of different architectures; discusses the ARM-based platforms BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi; explains how to build OpenWRT firmware images for OMxP Open-mesh devices and the Dragino MS14 series.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Introduction

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Chapter 2. Overview of GNU/Linux

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Chapter 3. The Filesystem in Detail

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Chapter 4. Building an Embedded System (First Pass)

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Chapter 5. Building an Embedded System (Second Pass)

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Chapter 6. Compiler Toolchains

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Chapter 7. Embedded ARM Devices

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Chapter 8. OpenWRT

Alan Holt, Chi-Yu Huang
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