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Re: Thecus N2100 lenny kernel and fs

* Marc Pignat <marc.pignat@hevs.ch> [2008-05-30 08:11]:
> You can get the lenny installer files here:
> http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-arm/current/images/iop32x/netboot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-1-iop32x
> http://ftp.ch.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-arm/current/images/iop32x/netboot/initrd.gz
> You can use it to run the installer or a sort of rescue disk

That will work in most cases but not all.  To be exact, it will not
work on Thecus N2100 machines that have a very old firmware.  In the
past N2100 passed a wrong machine ID to the kernel, but Thecus fixed
this later.  The n2100.bin contains a kernel that explicitly sets the
machine ID to N2100 so it will work with any firmware; but the vmlinuz
file you reference doesn't set the machine ID (since it's intended for
all iop32x machines), so it won't boot on N2100 machines with an old

So my suggestion is to download
and follow the unpack instructions Tobias Frost gave.

Martin Michlmayr

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