Buildroot for Boot And Nuke
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Step 0: Documentation
This is the build framework for DBAN:
Read and understand the overview before trying to customize DBAN.
The DBAN source code is given as a buildroot BOARD project.
Start reading here:
Step 1: Clone source
Get a local copy of the DBAN source:
$ git clone --recursive https://github.com/NHellFire/dban.git
Step 2: Check Host Compatibility
Compile the default buildroot project:
$ cd buildroot $ make clean $ make defconfig $ make
This should create the file:
This command will confirm a successful build:
$ tar xOf output/images/rootfs.tar ./etc/os-release NAME=Buildroot VERSION=2015.02-00058-g2c9b079-dirty ID=buildroot VERSION_ID=2015.02 PRETTY_NAME="Buildroot 2015.02"
If a host computer cannot compile the default buildroot project, then it cannot compile the DBAN buildroot project.
Step 3: Build DBAN
Check available architectures: $ ls buildroot/configs/dban_*
$ make ARCH=XXX
This will compile DBAN and create an ISO in the current directory, as well as a copy of the kernel in buildroot/output/images
Some components are unpackaged and must be built locally. Use the
environment.sh stub to compile local components.
Step 4: Build ISO
From top directory:
The buildroot creates a local targeted toolchain (eg:
i586-linux-uclibc-gcc). If you are using the host compiler (
/usr/bin/gcc) to produce target binaries, then you are using the buildroot incorrectly.
The buildroot puts absolute paths in various configuration files. Always start from a clean buildroot, and don't move the buildroot after object files are created.
Some buildroot configuration options are incompatible. A project may compile cleanly but produce a broken target environment.
Programs that are linked against glibc are runtime incompatible with uclibc, even though
lddon the host and/or target may say otherwise.
Microsoft Windows is an incompatible host platform. This buildroot cannot be compiled by Visual Studio.