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[Gnewsense-dev] Re: GNS installed on Fuloong Mini

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: GNS installed on Fuloong Mini
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:44:43 +1030

On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:19:03 +0100
samy boutayeb <address@hidden> wrote:

Don't know if you want a cc, so including one.

> GNS installed on Fuloong Mini


> So far, we have another Mips platform ready for gNewsense, with the
> Fuloong Mini installed and running!

Amazing work, congrats to those involved.

> I used finally again Matti's installation files in 
> newinitrd.gz
> vmlinux-2.6.37-libre-lemote
> because I had no luck with the  initrd_2.6.37_metad_0.2.gz provided
> After booting from usb, I executed folloging commands on the PMON
> prompt:
> load (usb0,0)/fuloong/vmlinux-2.6.37-libre-lemote
> g console=tty no_auto_cmd root=/dev/sda1 rootdelay=8
> Specify a mirror with "" (hostname) and
> "/gnewsense-metad/gnewsense" directory
> Then
> cp /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/sid /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/metad
> in order to work around the missing metad script

I think we have a bug about this in savannah, so hopefully this issue
will 'go away'.

> Copy the modules found in initrd.gz to /target/lib/modules
> in order to avoid following error message at boot time:
> FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.37-libre-lemote/modules.dep: No
> such file or directory 

Is that the only warning?

> resulting in a non-working keyboard

Does it work after reboot?

> Create a /target/boot/boot.cfg with following text:
> default 0
> timeout 3
> showmenu 1
> title gNewSense metad - sda1
>         kernel (wd0,0)/boot/vmlinux-
>         args console=tty no_auto_cmd root=/dev/sda1 rootdelay=8
> After rebooting, start the system
> BTW, the PMON graphical interface may be accessed with the <b> button
> Then, install eventually a few missing files related to Gnome (as seen
> in aptitude)

Missing files?

> Then, enjoy a GUI with gnome and the gNewSense artwork!
> Thanks again to all people who contributed to this result!


Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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