This tutorial will help you build a custom Linux distribution for your IoT/Embedded project using Buildroot (i.e: a Raspberry Pi). There are some other options out there but I find Buildroot to be consistent and easy enough so we’ll stick to it for the propose of this article.

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What is Buildroot?

Buildroot is a community-driven and open-source set of tools that will help you generate an entire root file system that you can then flash into a device.
It can build toolchains, rootfs, bootloaders, kernels and libraries all by its own.

You can read more about it on its official page:

Installation and docs

To start…

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