Re: installing debian-armeb on a new device / where to get the base filesystem?
Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
Recently I bought a Freecom FSG device.
It has 64 MB RAM, 266 MHz ARM CPU, built-in HDD, 4 ethernet ports, 4 USB
ports, 1 SATA port.
Quite powerful as for a small device, I'd say it's enough to replace
some old servers.
It runs some sort of Linux (big-endian), but I thought it would be a
better idea to try to run Debian-armeb on this device.
To do this, I would need some sort of a "base filesystem" of a
Debian-armeb installation - that is, a minimal install, to which I could
I found something similar on Martin Michlmayr's website -
http://www.cyrius.com/debian/bcm947xx/wgt634u/ - a minimal Debian-mipsel
system in a tar.bz2 package.
Is it possible to get such a minimal tar.bz2 package for Debian-armeb?
I don't have any other ARM machine where I could copy it from.
I just noticed that debian-armeb (big-endian) port is something
different than debian-arm (little-endian) port.
According to http://www.debian.org/ports/index.en.html, it belongs to
"Ports that haven't been released yet", and more info can be found on
A basic base filesystem I was looking for can be found on