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Re: [Fwd: NSLU2 builds and boots, but seems to disappear when running /sbin/init]
On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 08:18 +0000, Steve Woodford wrote:
> On Thursday 24 January 2008 23:53:22 Donald T Hayford wrote:
> > rtos wrote:
> >> IMHO, for linux users that want ffs rootfs, there is an easier way to
> >> install the slug. No need for NFS or another NetBSD machine.
> >> 1) Build the entire NSLU2 distribution including the installation
> >> kernel. (I had to add NSLU2 to the list of armeb targets in some
> >> makefiles IIRC)
> >> 2) Copy the distribution sets to a partition on your usb disk.
> >> 3) Boot the installation kernel and follow the instructions.
> > Thanks for the reply. I'm interested in trying this, but don't
> > exactly understand how to do it.
> That procedure will work for some ports but not for NSLU2. Right now,
> the only way you can get a usable userland onto disk is to get the
> NSLU2 working over NFS first, then extract the install sets onto the
> disk from there.
> Cheers, Steve
I disagree. There is more than one installation method. At least 2. I
installed my NSLU2 using the install kernel. I had to make minor changes
to the build procedure (like adding the name NSLU2 to some
makefiles/scripts) to allow it to build the kernel for this target.
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