Re: Installing debian on N2100
Ok im going to get on and do this this weekend, probably the hardest part
will be fitting all my data on other drives temporarily!
If i remember correctly boot is written to the flash at the end of the
installation, can you give me some advice as to what partitions to create,
can i get away with just root and swap or is it worth considering more
I will install Debian on 1 HDD to start and add the other in after, mirror
the debian partitions, then create data partitions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Winters" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: Installing debian on N2100
Andrew Haswell wrote:
I've been waiting to see if the installer will get fixed so i can install
Debian on my Thecus n2100. My skillset is wintel based not Linux which is
to say that i am highly technical and i would like to use my n2100 to
cross train. As the installer doesnt seem to be getting fixed, can anyone
advise me whether i should attempt the work around or not? Ive got the
latest firmware on the thecus and can ssh into the box. I would like to
get debian on it and then use LVM to raid 1 a portion of the disk for
data protection including the debian mount points. And from there learn
Debian in more detail.
I would like to do this as a project over christmas, im just worried
about getting stranded. Advice greatfully received.
I've just done it and the problems with the installer are much over-rated.
If you hadn't been for-warned about them you'd barely
Firstly - *don't* use the daily build from the armel project. I tried
this and nearly scuppered myself. Use the official image from the Debian
site and just follow the instructions.
Half way through the "Install base system" phase you'll get a red screen
and a complaint about being unable to install the kernel. Just choose "Go
back", then "Continue" and you're at a menu showing all the stages. Choose
"Install base system" again and when it whinges about some packages being
part installed just tell it to go ahead anyway. About 10 minutes later it
will offer you a list of kernels to choose from - choose the
2.6.18-5-iop32x one and proceed as per the instructions.
The thing is barely broken at all. Go ahead and do it is my advice.
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