How to Create a Tiny Kernel-based Platform
The Tiny Kernel configuration provides functionality for the smallest possible Windows CE devices. Due to its small size, the Tiny Kernel configuration is designed for devices that do not require display capabilities. For more information, see Tiny Kernel Configuration
To create a Tiny Kernel-based platform, you can use the New Platform Wizard that includes a pre-configured option or you can build a custom platform by selecting the appropriate features for your device.
Hardware and Software Assumptions
- Your Platform Builder installation includes a CEPC x86 board support package.
- You have a CEPC already configured. For more information about configuring a CEPC, see How to set up a CEPC and How to Use the IDE to Create, Customize, and Build a Platform.
To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.
|1. Create a new platform by selecting Tiny Kernel in the New Platform Wizard.
||Creating a Platform|
|2. Prepare to build the Tiny Kernel.||Preparing to Build a Project|
|3. Build the platform.
||Building a Platform|
|4. Verify the Tiny Kernel image.
||Verifying the Tiny Kernel Image|
|5. (Optional) Add networking capabilities to the configuration.||Additional Networking and Communications Features|
|6. (Optional) Add the necessary drivers to your configuration.||Driver Categories|
|7. (Optional) Create a custom shell.||Creating a Custom Shell|
|8. Include additional features from the Platform Builder catalog.||Adding a Feature from the Catalog|
|9. Rebuild the platform.||Building a Platform|
|10. Download the OS image to the CEPC. The following list shows the choices to make:
||Downloading an OS Image to a Target Device|
Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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