Re: Dell TrueMobile Router and Debian
> currently I have a Dell TrueMobile 1184 router which runs with
> modified Linux kernel provided by Dell: I wonder if there is a way to
> install Debian on such a machine in order to update the kernel and
> install personnlized stuff rather than useless documentations: any
> idea ?
I have one of these too. I bought it after seeing talk online that it
runs linux, and one report of recompiling a kernel.
Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, that report was false. The machine
does run a linux 2.2 kernel, but I think it's one of the mmu-less
versions. Dell provides a source tarball that purports to be the kernel
source for the machine, but it's a lie. I don't know whether Dell is
aware of this.
Even if you had the source for the kernel, the bootloader is not
documented in any way, so I don't think there's any way to safely upload
a new kernel or recover if you botch something. One mistake and your
router is a paperweight.
I've seen a few noises about getting a tiny distro supported on these
things, but nothing substantive yet. I'd love to help out if a project
formed to work on these things.