I need something like basic linux. No, not a basic version of linux, but basic linux, as in this:
What this basically (heh) is, is a small version of linux that boots a compressed image from a dos prompt. I’ve been playing around with this on my target machine (basically a PC architecture with a 16 MB flash drive) and it works perfectly. My only problem is that basic linux is VERY OLD. I need something a bit more modern, specifically something with the real time patches that went into the linux kernel somewhere around 2.16.
Basic linux is very easy to customize. Since it is based off of slackware, you just need a slackware machine to pull files off of and shove them into the compressed image that basic linux uses as its file system.
Anyone know of a more modern version of embedded linux that is pretty close to this? I would love to poke through linux from scratch and build my own but that would take far too much time.