Re: Woody base-install, reboot - no inittab...
Hi and thanks for the replies
On Mon, 9 May 2005, Joshua Malone wrote:
> Is there any particular reason you're installing Woody? I've found that the
Yeah - I found some Woody CDs at work, and downloading complete
distributions over a 56k modem is not my favourite entertainment:-)
> latest release candidate of the debian-installer for Sarge is vastly improved,
> especially on platforms that it doesn't explicitly know about.
Well, I hope I will be able to try that soon - I've got Sarge running on
all my (PC) systems so far - looks pretty good.
As for my ARM - Woody results - I've managed it. As the init complained
about not finding the inittab and asked for a boot-level, I entered "S",
and got a shell prompt! Then I started installing packages by hand
guessing the order with dpkg starting with libc6... It went ok, until some
of the packages started failing with an error something about
"install-info failed: no such file or directory". Digging around, I found
out, that /usr/info/dir was missing. So, I copied the header from my PC,
then it went further. And I've installed apt-get. After that it was easy -
with NBD and apt-cdrom I added all CDs from my PC, at some point around
apt-get install -f magically appeared inittab and rc*.d links.
So, now I have a running Woody system on my PXA board with
package-management, native compilation with 2 compilers and all the
rest! I only had to recompile the kernel, well, fewer than 10 times, and
reboot the thing, maybe 25 times?:-) It's now running under 2.6.11... BTW,
is there an update somewhere available for Woody for 2.6 for ARM? I
remember there was such a thing for x86...
Thanks to all