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From: "Dennis Taylor" <Dennis_T1@...>
Subject: RE: FAQ / How To?
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:25:56 -0500
Thanks.  I may end up trying that because I am still having difficulty
using the reference I was first given. I will report to the whole list
if I learn anything meaningful.  My problem is that I am in a time
crunch, and I have not yet learned the Gentoo process well enough to
troubleshoot on my own.  We have a commercial tool that we paid high $
for that does seem to have the ability to use uclibc, and thus is way
bigger than I can tolerate in the onboard diagnostic tool. 

-----Original Message-----
From: solar [mailto:solar@g.o] 
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 12:24 PM
To: gentoo-embedded@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] FAQ / How To?

On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 10:55 -0500, Dennis Taylor wrote:
> I have tried various ways of building a root fs with uClibc, but to no

> avail.  I have monitored this list long enough to know that someone 
> out there has done it.  I need to do it for and X86 target that must 
> fit in about 1.5 MB of flash that gets copied to RAM and started.
> The "out of the box" configuration I linked to from the uClibc site 
> fails in various ways.  I like the Gentoo way of doing things, but the

> HOWTO link I saved a while back does not work.
> Any pointers to documents that would help me succeed would be greatly 
> appreciated.

Sorry no docs but knowing your space constraints 

cat /etc/portage/root_install_mask

Or just export what you want to mask via the INSTALL_MASK= env var.

emerge -b busybox uclibc
emerge -B baselayout-lite
ROOT=/dev/shm/ROOT \
 emerge -KO uclibc busybox baselayout-lite

# let busybox set up it's symlinks.
mount --bind /proc /dev/shm/ROOT/proc
chroot /dev/shm/ROOT/ /bin/sh --login
busybox --install -s
umount /dev/shm/ROOT/proc

# these three pkgs should be your base for everything else you need

good luck and dont forget to setup your inittab/fstab/init scripts.

solar <solar@g.o>
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