> Hi, > > Am Samstag 28 August 2010 schrieb Timo Juhani Lindfors: >> I don't really see the point in having a yet another >> distribution. Just take an existing distribution and configure it to >> fit this task. Optionally contribute back some new packages. >> >> Configuring a system for GPS-only use is an interesting challenge. >> >> 1) The filesystem probably should be read-only so that you can turn >> the power off at any time, right? >> >> 2) The only volatile part of the filesystem would then be the gps >> tracks? > > Yes of course, you are right, maybe there is no need for a "new" distro, a > modification of a existing one can work. But when we come to your > mentioned > read-only filesystem, then I dont't know if it is possible only by > configuring? And what is with all the drivers for wifi, USB, GSM and so on > which are not needed? Can we do this without compiling a new kernel? > > Ok, my first test would be to take an existing distro and remove all > packages, > which I don't need. Then we will see... > > What would be a good starting distro? I would take SHR, but maybe another > would be better? Maybe: *take SHR or derives from it in openembedded, *create a new lighter image.
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