Category Archives: Embedded Systems

Like on many portable devices with custom operating systems, Android runs on top of Linux. Apps run as separate users, and have very limited visibility to Linux’s underlying pseudo-filesystem. You may have heard of ‘container’ software on desktop systems, such … Continue reading

If you’re using an ultra-low power system with a VIA x86-64 CPU for Tiny Core Linux, chances are the video chip is also made by VIA. There are no hardware-accelerated display drivers readily available for the pure 64-bit version of … Continue reading

It is fairly well known that you can boot Linux from read-only media, such as a DVD. This works by booting the OS normally, but uses an invisible, writable overlay stored in RAM to make changes to its pseudo-file system. … Continue reading