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build an embedded os ?

Started by chronoer April 12, 2006
Dear all
   i want to install a small or embedded os on the main board,via's
EPIA
   http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/
   i have installed desktop-like ubuntu and netbsd both with x window
on it (start x successfully not yet in netbsd )
   ubuntu has most hardware supports
   both need 256 mb ~ 512 mb without any kernel tuning or package
slimming
   I need a os with software dvd player and usb driver
   hope size is around 32mb

   after surfing the net
   tiny x server sounds good

   so i think
   my kernel based on ubuntu + tiny x server + vlc(it takes around 10
mb ^^a )
   (about dvd player , i just want decoder support mpeg 2 the most
popular one in the hardware dvd player now )
   any body has better solution?


 Sincerely Michael

chronoer wrote:
> I need a os with software dvd player and usb driver > hope size is around 32mb > > after surfing the net > tiny x server sounds good
Why do you need X at all? You can fit kernel (with framebuffer driver) and mplayer into a 32Mb boot image size easily, though I would suggest 64~128Mb RAM.