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Using a linux Kernel to creat an OS ?

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The last time I always hear of new devices (Android OS, Kindle OS, Chrome OS etc) that are built with the linux kernel. I have seen the Kernel source online and also understand the basic OS theory but what I do not understand is how would I take the Kernel code and use it to start building an OS. Also how would I then boot it to a device? What kind of compiler would I use?

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Have a look at Linux from Scratch

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Have a look at Linux from Scratch

Just what I was going to suggest. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

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