Embeded distro similar to CentOS?

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Embeded distro similar to CentOS?

Post by brian9 » 2010/04/20 01:44:10

I apologize if this is the incorrect forum to post in, but I wasn't sure where else to post this question!

I'm wondering if anyone had any recommendations for an embedded (minimal requirements, designed for a flash filesystem, etc) Linux distribution that has a life cycle similar to CentOS. Sort of an enterprise Linux distribution that can be used on embedded systems that don't meet CentOS's requirements.

I'm looking for something like that to install on AMD Geode (586) based systems like the PC Engines ALIX boards (http://www.pcengines.ch/alix.htm). I'd like to be able to deploy the routers in the field and leave them there for several years, performing security fixes and such remotely from time to time. None of the distributions I've looked at have been a good fit for that sort of application though because they don't have long term supported releases that allow for online updating. Most distributions in that genre don't seem to have security releases in general, implying that the admin should re-install the router every few months to get security updates.

Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Embeded distro similar to CentOS?

Post by pschaff » 2010/04/20 11:59:30

Nothing wrong with almost anything in Social, as long as it is not spam or objectionable material. From a [url=http://www.google.com/search?q=embedded+linux+amd+geode+security+updates+long+term+support&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&safe=active]google[/url] on [code]embedded linux amd geode security updates long term support[/code] seems Ubuntu LTS based distros may be the best bet. One interesting hit out of 5,500:
http://www.ampro.com/assets/applets/Ampro_Embedded_Linux_FAQ.pdf

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Re: Embeded distro similar to CentOS?

Post by jfreivald » 2010/04/25 21:59:54

Check out my Centos image for the ALIX 6e1: http://joseph.freivald.com/linux/2010/04/22/alix-centos-image/

--Joseph

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Re: Embeded distro similar to CentOS?

Post by pschaff » 2010/04/26 15:27:55

You managed to make an i586 CentOS 5.4? That might be of interest to http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-devel and/or merit a Wiki article.

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