Generating Image from Source

I’m new, and looking for some guidance. I’d like to generate my own image from souce. I’ve looked at the github repository and studied the PREP_SYSTEM_FOR_DIET.sh and am a little confused as to the how part.

Do I use a chroot?
I’m assuming a cross compile, what compiler do I use?

Just looking for some basic steps to get this done.

Hi,

Before you can prep an image for DietPi and run those commands, you’ll need a Debian minimal image.

For the most part, we use official images (eg: Raspbian Lite). For the OPi/NanoPi boards, we mostly use ARMbian build tools to generate the initial image: https://github.com/igorpecovnik/lib

Once you have an image, and running on the target board, you can then go through PREP_SYSTEM_FOR_DIET.sh, to prep system for DietPi. Once done, read image, resize 2nd partition (+50MB of min), done :slight_smile: