Intel Galileo – Compiling a Custom Linux Build

I’m referencing this blog post, most of the instructions are pretty much to the word, but with some additions:

What you need:

1st I built a VM for Linux, with 256gb VHDD, 4gb RAM and 4xCPUs, I used Virtual Box. Install the VB Guest Editions and reboot the vm. Login and do an apt update:

sudo apt-get update

Now install the Dev tools, According to the blog you need 7zip, not sure why but lets just do what the guy says:

sudo apt-get install build-essential p7zip-full

You will then need to install some other things…

sudo apt-get install git
sudo apt-get install texinfo
sudo apt-get install diffstat
sudo apt-get install gawk
sudo apt-get install chrpath

Now we can start the build processes…

Extract the contents of the “Board Support Package Sources for Intel Quark”. Find the file “meta-clanton_v0.7.5.tar.gz” and extract its contents to a directory on your VHDD.  In terminal browse to the directory and run these commands:

/meta-clanton_v0.7.5> ./
/meta-clanton_v0.7.5> source poky/oe-init-build-env yocto_build
/meta-clanton_v0.7.5> bitbake image-full

This procedure took 20 hours to compile on a 4xXeon,4gb ram VM….

2 thoughts on “Intel Galileo – Compiling a Custom Linux Build

  1. Amphyby

    Quite nice electronic experiments you make and your site is awesome! Got to your blog like 2 hours ago when was discovering setuping Wi-Fi on my galileo and can’t stop reading your blog^_^

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