On 8/12/2010 5:12 PM, Darren wrote:
I chose the 32 bit version because I read a note about some stuff not working on 64 bit:

http://wiki.openembedded.net/index.php/OEandYourDistro#Debian
"Please note pysco is only available for 32-bit x86 systems only."




Thats only pysco which provides a bit of a speed up.

For personal experiance I've had more success and moe reliable builds on 64 bit machines and vm's.

If you can set a larger amount of ram.
Setting 512MB versus 2GB slows the build down by at least a few hours.

On our vm cluster which uses virtual box with 512MB and a 1GHz cpu limit
an initial build of omap3-console-image takes around 22 hours.

Where as on my build box 3GHz E8500 with 4GB it takes 3 - 4 hours (with all sources already downloaded).


bitbake minimal-image
bitbake omap3-console-image
bitbake x-load
bitbake  u-boot-omap3

Check you can boot the images from microsd

60GB probably won't be enough for desktop/graphical images, more likely need 100GB vm disk
and make sure most of that (say 92GB) goes for your home directory.

Alex


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