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OpenEmbedded Guide by Example

Javi Roman, javiroman (at)

v0.8, 30 Apr 2008
This document is an attempt to provide a comprehensive guide to OpenEmbedded framework from the first download of meta framework to the final system installation, in other words, a step-by-step guide to customize a base OpenEmbedded distribution by means of local overlay techniques. This guide uses a VIA motherboard (x86 based system) as target system for the OpenEmbedded output, therefore it can be used on any PC based system for the practical purposes.

1. Introduction

2. OpenEmbedded at a glance

3. Setting up the working environment

4. The first attempt: start building

5. Makefile front-end

6. The local overlay

7. Installation

8. GNU Free Documentation License

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