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Old 10-07-2011, 06:17 AM   #1
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Question Getting started with Linux


Hi,
I have just started in an Embedded software job. I want to start learning Linux from an Embedded systems perspective. Please guide me how I can approach the same.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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You might start by going to the Linux Documentation Project and using the search tool to search for "embedded."

There seems to be a lot of resources there, but I don't know enough about embedded Linux to single out any for your consideration.

There's also this: http://elinux.org/Main_Page
 
Old 10-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #3
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I'm not a professional but you may want to learn Linux on the desktop first.
 
Old 10-08-2011, 02:01 AM   #4
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http://busybox.net/links.html
 
Old 10-16-2011, 11:43 PM   #5
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I'm not a professional but you may want to learn Linux on the desktop first.
Hi kindofabuzz.. Thanks for the reply. Could you please tell me what all "learning linux on desktop" involve..?
If you have any good study material could you share it? There is a plethora of Linux stuff available on the net. So its hard to figure out which is the good one to start with.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 07:10 AM   #6
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Hi kindofabuzz.. Thanks for the reply. Could you please tell me what all "learning linux on desktop" involve..?
If you have any good study material could you share it? There is a plethora of Linux stuff available on the net. So its hard to figure out which is the good one to start with.
Install it and use it everyday. Forget you even have Windows.
 
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:46 AM   #7
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Hi Linuxahoy, welcome to the forums,

I'm no expert for embedded systems, but I think that Linux on embedded systems is completely different from Linux on a desktop. Think of the differences between desktop and server, embedded systems differ even much more from both.

Otherwise there will be much information in the internet. Even here at LQ there is a special forum: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...x-embedded-78/

It may help if you do your development on a Linux-machine. I'd recommend to take a look at Slackware, it comes with all development-packages installed by default and all packages are vanilla (not patched). So you can expect every library to act like described in the manpage.

Otherwise in most cases you will need a special environment for your development and then the operatingsystem doesn't matter.

Markus
 
  


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