The Buildroot user manual is where you want to start reading if you wish to understand how Buildroot works, or wish to change/extend/fix things. It is available as:

Stable | Nightly

Stable | Nightly

Stable | Nightly

If you find any errors (factual, grammatical, whatever) please report them to us.


Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons) offers a complete 3-days training course on Buildroot. They also make the training materials freely available:

Slides preview
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Public online training course
Regular online training courses, available to individual registration, are proposed by Bootlin, with Thomas Petazzoni as trainer. See next dates and registration details.