Small is a relative term. Embedded systems seem to divide into three groups: those with just a few megabytes of storage, those with around 16–32MB, and those with a hard drive with gigabytes of storage. This chapter is aimed squarely at the first two groups, because as soon as your system contains a storage medium over a few hundred megabytes, there is no real need to economize on the size of the system—on such a this system, a desktop Linux distribution fits comfortably. However, you may be interested in decreasing the amount of time required to get the system up and running, so don’t flip past this chapter quite yet.


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