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What's the best way to build a ubuntu image (from source)?

Question asked by Ed Sutter on Aug 21, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2015 by Rita Wang


I've been working with Wandboard, recently just using their prebuilt ubuntu image for a small audio/video application I'm working on.

Thus far I've used Wandcam, and it just works.  Now I need to hook up different camera, so now I need source.

I've tried several approaches...

I walked through Robert Nelson's excellent set of steps here but it doesn't appear to include the drivers/media/platform/mxc/* code in the kernel tree it uses.

I've also built/used the yocto-based platform, but for reasons beyond the scope of this text, I need ubuntu.

The SDK stuff at is apparently from May of 2014, so I'd like to start with something a bit more up-to-date; besides, that SDK doesn't mention anything about ROOTFS,.


I've built the

with imx_v7_defconfig, but that's not wandboard specific.  I tried pulling in the wandboard_defconfig from

their github, but that build fails.


A while back I did a custom iMX6 board using Buildroot; however that too (AFAIK) does not help with ubuntu.


Any thoughts here would be helpful.