[CentOS] Centos 4.x and embeded x86 (wrap, pcengines)

Tue Dec 5 15:10:31 UTC 2006
Daniel de Kok <daniel-lists at taickim.com>

On Tue, December 5, 2006 2:57 pm, Oliver Schulze L. wrote:
> I'm looking for info about installing centos 4.4 on an embedded platform,
> like wrap's pcengines or similar.

You will definitely need a modified kernel, because the WRAP seems to have
a 486 CPU. Besides that it depends a lot on the size of the CompactFlash
cards that you are planning to use. It is possible to make a fairly
minimal CentOS installation by picking packages by hand, though IIRC a
minimal system is around 100MB compressed.

With lower-end hardware it is usually easier to go with a custom Busybox
setup. Busybox is small, and quite easy to set up.

-- Daniel