This presentation explains how to use initramfs, an early user space introduced in the 2.6 Linux kernel, with Wind River® Linux 5. An introduction describes initramfs, some history behind it, its advantages over initrd, and why it is necessary. The presentation then explains how to create an initramfs with Wind River Linux, how to boot different targets with it, and how to view its contents. The important final section explains how to modify the contents of initramfs by adding packages, kernel modules, files, and so on.
- 60 minutes
This presentation explains how to set up (configure, create online repositories, etc.) and use (get package information, install packages, etc.) the smart package manager.
- Essential or Intermediate
- System integrators and developers
- 20 minutes