Building for Joggler on a PC .

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hawsey
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Building for Joggler on a PC .

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Hi all ,

Is there any way I can take a ready made efi build and add stuff / test on a pc before booting on the Joggler ?
I'm trying to do stuff but finding the Joggler form factor an issue .

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Re: Building for Joggler on a PC .

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Way back I did get the XP / Seabios image running in Oracle Virtual box. Not sure if this would work with an EFI boot bios Ubuntu image.

Way to do this is basically install Oracle Virtual box on your computer and copy over a running image to file. You can resize it and do all sorts of stuff to it.

Limiting factor in any build on the Joggler is the amount of RAM available which is only 512Mb. Might be easier to do this with seabios running rather than the EFI bios.

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Re: Building for Joggler on a PC .

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pete wrote:Way back I did get the XP / Seabios image running in Oracle Virtual box. Not sure if this would work with an EFI boot bios Ubuntu image.

Way to do this is basically install Oracle Virtual box on your computer and copy over a running image to file. You can resize it and do all sorts of stuff to it.

Limiting factor in any build on the Joggler is the amount of RAM available which is only 512Mb. Might be easier to do this with seabios running rather than the EFI bios.

Merry Christmas Gary!!!
Merry Christmas Pete , thanks for that :-) , wondering how BuZz and Roobarb build theirs , is it all done on a Joggler ?
It's probably more complex than I imagine .

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Not really that complex. You need to crawl in to the Linux rabbit hole and google creating a Linux image...

Here is an example of one of many way to do this:

DIY: Build a Custom Minimal Linux Distribution from Source https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/di ... ion-source
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Re: Building for Joggler on a PC .

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hawsey wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:47 pm
wondering how BuZz and Roobarb build theirs , is it all done on a Joggler ?
Nay, it's all done on a server just outside of Lille these days! :)

It's largely based around the debootstrap build tool - if you're happy reading through scripts then a good place to look is at of-imgcreate, which deals with building the images, but not compiling the kernel. Also, the build logs show how it all should look when running.

Any instructions on debootstrap will give you an overview of how to build a Linux image from scratch, but @pete is right - it's a rabbit hole! :shock:

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