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.


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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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