Building Root File system with GUI

Asked by Srinidhi on 2010-10-08

HI I am Srinidhi, I am a newbie to ubuntu. I learnt that to build a file system, rootstock is the simplest and easiest tool. What does it actually do? Does it build the file system similar to the host?
I am trying to build a file system which has GUI and then mount it to a arm platform.
Any pointers would be of great help.

Thanks
Srinidhi KV

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2010-12-31
Ricardo Salveti (rsalveti) said : #1

RootStock helps you creating a valid ARM rootfs based on the desired Ubuntu version you need. The tool doesn't build any package, just bootstrap it from the ARM repository, using Qemu to setup a local rootfs, that can later be used to flash at an ARM board or boot with Qemu.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RootStock should give you a few hints about how to create the ARM fs you want.

Chetan Hooli (chetanhooli) said : #2

Hi ,

Is the root fs specific to a board.

Eg say if I were working on a Tegra development board , what are the files i would need to build a root fs using this utility ?
I see an option for beagle board !

Regards
Chetan

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