Porting Linux


I have a real fundamental question.. Hoping someone point me to some plausible answers.

  1. What is meant by porting of a Operating System???

  1. What does say porting uCLinux onto LPC2148 do to the board.. in the sense that, how does it change its functionality??

thanks heaps


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Make the operating system operational on this system

It adds the functionality of the operating system

Having an ethernet chip on a board means there is an ethernet chip. Adding an OS to it means the board could act as webserver.


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Alter the source code as necessary then run it thru a compiler for the desired platform.

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Thanks for that members.

That helped.



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