Unfortunately this chapter will not contain any electronics work, and it will not really contain much work on your Raspberry Pi. In fact you will spend most of this chapter on a host machine and most likely it will be an x86 system. Most systems available today are using an x86 processor type. This is an evolution from the original Intel 8086, and all consumer-grade CPUs from Intel and AMD use the x86 architecture. On that note I also hope your host system has a lot more power than your Raspberry Pi. I don’t want you using that spare Celeron 733-MHz system you may have hidden in the cupboard. At this point I hope you’re a little bit confused as to why I am talking about everything but the Raspberry Pi. There is a good reason for this. This chapter is going to need a lot of resources on what will be referred to as your host system.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.