From the answers to this question I have discovered that the embedded Linux distribution provided to me, by my hardware supplier, was not built with kernel support. If I am to use this distribution I have to be able to install drivers for some CANBUS hardware that will be attached. The source for the drivers is provided by the CANBUS part manufacturer but since the OS I have been given does not have gcc installed on it and does not support loadable modules, I have no idea how to continue.
Is there anything at all I can do to try get around this problem? The alternative is to use DOS as the OS on the embedded device which I am very keen to avoid so any potential solutions would be gratefully received.