OS Build Process

Overview

Building a current reference operating system for the Intel® Joule™ compute module requires downloading and installing several prerequisite packages required to complete the build process. After the build is complete, it can be installed onto the module and tested.

Or, you can download a pre-built OS image from the Download Center.

Instructions in this section have been tested with Ubuntu* 16.04 and should work on most modern distributions if adapted by a knowledgeable developer.

Note: Make sure your working directory is not part of an encrypted file system, such as eCryptFS. Because encrypted file systems restrict file length, the build will fail.

Yocto Project

Developers need to be familiar with the Yocto Project build tools to create custom OS images for the module.

See the Yocto Project Quick Start Guide.

 

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.