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3.5.3. Initial Installation

The initial installation is performed using the install utility located in the root of the ELDK ISO image directory tree. The install utility has the following syntax:

$ ./install [-d <dir>] [<cpu_family1>] [<cpu_family2>] ...

-d <dir> Specifies the root directory of the ELDK being installed. If omitted, the ELDK goes into the current directory.
<cpu_family> Specifies the target CPU family the user desires to install. If one or more <cpu_family> parameters are specified, only the target components specific to the respective CPU families are installed onto the host. If omitted, the target components for all supported target architecture CPU families are installed.

Note: Make sure that the "exec" option to the mount command is in effect when mounting the ELDK ISO image. Otherwise the install program cannot be executed. On some distributions, it may be necessary to modify the /etc/fstab file, adding the "exec" mount option to the cdrom entry - it may also be the case that other existing mount options, such as "user" prevent a particular configuration from mounting the ELDK CD with appropriate "exec" permission. In such cases, consult your distribution documentation or mount the CD explicitly using a command such as "sudo mount -o exec /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom" (sudo allows regular users to run certain privileged commands but may not be configured - run the previous command as root without "sudo" in the case that "sudo" has not been setup for use on your particular GNU/Linux system).

You can install the ELDK to any empty directory you wish, the only requirement being that you have to have write and execute permissions on the directory. The installation process does not require superuser privileges.

Depending on the parameters the install utility is invoked with, it installs one or more sets of target components. The ELDT packages are installed in any case.

Refer to section 3.6. Working with ELDK for a sample usage of the ELDK.

ALERT! Note: If you intend to use the installation as a root filesystem exported over NFS, then you now have to finish the configuration of the ELDK following the instructions in 3.7. Mounting Target Components via NFS.

ALERT! Note: Installation of the Glibc- and uClibc-based ELDK versions into one directory is not yet supported.

3.5.2. Downloading the ELDK 1. Abstract 3.5.4. Installation and Removal of Individual Packages
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