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Writing an Operating System - Environment Setup

26 Oct 2015 , tagged: Kernel, C, GCC, Binutils, make, osdev, cross compile

I’ve been reading The little book about OS development and wiki.osdev.org and took some notes along the line. Here’s what I wrote on environment setup. Environment setup You’ll need a cross compile toolchain consisting of GNU Binutils and gcc. The osdev wiki has a great page on setting up a cross compilation toolchain. It took me a few times because I didn’t read the instructions properly. It is important to unpack the sources for binutils and gcc and have separate build directories, gcc-4.

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