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Custom RFS for Beaglebone Black using Busybox

Hello folks, In my previous post about Linux kernel compilation for Beaglebone black, I had used pre-built RFS for booting the kernel. Also, I mentioned that the RFS could be built from scratch using an utility called Busybox. In this post, we’ll see how to create one Custom RFS using Busybox and what are all the additional files required to boot the kernel. The RFS which we’re going to create contains only the bare minimum stuffs required to boot the …

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Compiling and Deploying BeagleBone Black Kernel

It’s been a while since I my first article and though I need to come up with something a little more advanced this time. Something which will be perfect for the die hard Linux users and those who await to get hands dirty with some kernel grease. For the sake of this discussion, it is assumed that you have some working knowledge of the Linux operating systems (at least as a user). Needless to say you should have a working bone to follow this tutorial. BeagleBone Black …

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Getting Started with Linux

Linux is fast becoming the order of the day. Gone are the days when hackers, techies and geeks were the only people who could use it. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) of the Linux machines have also improved so much that one can use the computer without having to know anything about CLI (Command Line Interface). This post will help you in Getting Started with Linux. Having the skill to work with Linux as a native environment, and being able to take care …

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Compiling C Programs Using GCC

C is the most widely used programming language for Embedded Systems. Even today most of the low level tasks of operating systems are done in C. Linux is a native C environment and so, the two together make a good pair and cannot be easily missed.  C is a high level language and hence need a compiler to compile the the code into machine understandable language. The most widely used compiler is the GCC (GNU C Compiler). It was released in …

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How to use gmail form terminal (Linux)


Great news gmail our favorite mail service can be accessed form command line!! Now you can access your favorite mail service -gmail form terminal in a linux system with a command line interface. People may wonder why anyone would want to use gmail from the command line, when Google has created such a nice user friendly interface for its users. There are a lot of reasons why one would want to use a CLI (command-line interface) for sending mail. One of the main …

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Working with git from a Linux machine


After a long struggle I managed to learn the basics of Working with git and use it effectively for the sake of code sharing and team work. I will document the steps for my own reference and to help others facing similar problems STEP 1: Fork or create a repository. For this you will need an account in gihub.com go ahead and create one. Create a repository using the ‘Create a new Repository’ icon from the top right. Give the unnecessary  description for the repository and finish the procedures …

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