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 Brian Writes About His BOEL

Linux Devices introduces us to BOEL.

"Brian's Own Embedded Linux, or BOEL as it is affectionately known, was created as part of the SystemImager Project. SystemImager is a tool used for, well, imaging systems and distributing live updates. Part of the imaging process involves booting a client machine in such a way that its hard disks are not in use and therefore are available for manipulation. The SystemImager autoinstall client does this by using a root filesystem that exists entirely in memory, or an initrd (initial RAM disk). This initrd and the kernel that goes with it are the embedded Linux system we call BOEL."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 25, 2002 )


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