I'm creating a project with raspberry pi and I need an "os" which boots in a few seconds when the power is turned on. The os has to have the following features:

  • audio driver (3.5mm)
  • c/c++ running ability with sdl library(no X server)
  • ability to mount usb (or an other way to transfer files)
  • ability to install few little packages when needed (apt)

I've tried to use buildroot but I've found it too hard for me.


The official OS raspbian will do, and if you use the new version / boot manager systemd it will be even faster.

But as mentioned this question is a duplicate How to improve boot time for Raspberry Pi?


I have similar problem and found that Arch Linux (and it was a first time for me - usually use Debian) to help me with boot time.

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