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Re: Getting started with a new SheevaPlug

David Given wrote:
> John Winters wrote:
>> I wasn't expecting to find Ubuntu pre-installed.  I've had a little hunt
>> to see if I can find the login information, but without luck so far.
>> Is it normal for these to come with a booting Ubuntu system
>> pre-installed?
> Yes, that's quite normal. (Although finding it on /dev/ttyUSB0 isn't ---
> USB0 is usually the JTAG port and USB1 is the serial console.)

I've connected my SheevaPlug to 3 different Linux systems and on all of
them it produces only a /dev/ttyUSB0, which is the console.

> The Ubuntu installation's actually in pretty poor shape and apt won't
> work out of the box. (You can't use apt on a jffs2 filesystem since it
> doesn't support writeable mmap.) Recommendations are to install Martin
> Michlmayr's u-boot upgrade (which allows booting off SD card)

Done that.

> and then to put Debian on it...

And that, but then I did an "apt-get dist-upgrade" and that seems to
have broken booting again.  Waiting in hope for clues about why.


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