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We have an embedded device running the Angstrom distribution - I'm trying to pare down the root file system to as small as possible. I've started by using Narcissus to generate the file system, but the smallest I am getting so far is about 60Mb. Is this the right strategy, or is it worth it to build one from scratch?

  • Are you providing your own init? Do you need to support kernel modules? – James Youngman Jun 22 '12 at 22:50
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    Building from scratch will make more sense. The FS, I created from scratch was just 30 MB with X window system. – SHW Jun 25 '12 at 6:21
  • Thanks - I do need to support kernel modules. Right now I am using the a given init - but I am very new at this. Do either of you have a favorite tutorial for building a file system? Leave as an answer and I will close this out – Jeff Jun 26 '12 at 13:30
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Here's the site I ended up using - thanks!

http://buildroot.uclibc.org/

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