Getting Started with FTS Linux

This section describes one way of getting a newly installed Linux system running successfully on the target hardware. 

The instructions are specifically tailored for a target with an Intel 80x86 Architecture, but the general principles apply to all types of hardware and can be easily adapted to other devices. Even if the methods described here do not correspond with your exact requirements, they are designed to provide a good starting point from which to devise your own methods.

Note: These instructions assume that the target hardware you are using is already supported by FTSLinux.

The easiest way to monitor the behavior of the target Linux system, to develop and run applications is to run an interactive shell on the target. 

An interactive shell provides the ability to run commands and observe the results of those commands. There are several different ways to do this, depending on the connectivity to the target system. 

The Getting Started guide starts with a description of these monitoring tools (connected either using a serial port or across the network) together with instructions on how to use them.

It then describes how to build and then boot the Linux kernel on the target before describing the Network File System and how to build user programs for the target. The final step is an example Hello World program.

  •  Connecting through the serial port
  •  Connecting through the network
  •  Building the target Linux kernel
  •  Booting the Kernel
  •  Network File System (NFS)
  •  Building user programs
  •  The GNU tools
  •  Installing the GNU tools
  •  A simple example program - Hello World