August 12, 2004
Where is GRUB when you need it
Ever wanted to know how to reverse engineer an embedded device? Two spectacular articles by Jim Buzbee walk you though getting system level access and installing alternative services on a Linksys NSLU2. The articles do a great job of teaching you the ins-and-outs of accessing Linux based embedded devices. You can follow future progress (and future tutorials) from Jim’s NSLU2 website.
The other great link gleamed from the NSLU2 tutorials is to Dan Kegel’s Cross Platform build chain script. Historically building cross-toolchain for use in embedded systems development was frustratingly difficult. Dan has this process fairly easy. With two-thirds of embedded devices running Linux , the two tutorials and Dan’s script make for a perfect introduction into the world of embedded systems.