Re: Debian installer for GuruPlug
thanks for your post and your work.
You asked me to give feedback on this Mailinglist. I hope it works.
I just tried your new instructions and here is my feedback:
Installing Debian on the mSD Card of a GuruPlug Plus.
Loading the installer from a USB drive.
Using the u-boot from plugcomputer.org
worked to boot the installer from usb drive.
Date of the installer files I used are:
uImage 08-Jun-2010 11:05 1.4M
uInitrd 08-Jun-2010 11:06 2.5M
_Loading the Installer_
Env setup works as you describes it, but I had to make changes on the
usb load command.
On the guruplug the mSD card is device 0 and a usb disk will be device
1, so the correct commands for me were:
fatload usb 1:1 0x01100000 /uInitrd
fatload usb 1:1 0x00800000 /uImage
Repository worked as you described it.
What command would be required to install squeeze with the special kernel?
I formated my mSD Card as:
#1 primary 98.6 MB f ext2 /boot
#2 primary 15.8 GB f ext4 /
Both with noatime mount option to conserve the mSD card.
I didn't use a swap partition.
The installation process looks good, no errors and it finished with the reboot.
_Booting the Installation_
This part was not successful. The uboot-version I downloaded from
plugcomputer doesn't know the command ext2load.
I flashed the other uboot you mentioned from Clint Adams but the same again:
Unknown command 'ext2load' - try 'help'
echo - echo args to console
editenv - edit environment variable
fatinfo - print information about filesystem
fatload - load binary file from a dos filesystem
fatls - list files in a directory (default /)
U-Boot 2010.03-01266-g42f7128 (May 23 2010 - 19:25:42)
Maybe some option would be to store the kernel in the nand as described here:
Or to use fat for /boot/.
But on the long run we should get a uboot which supports ext2load :)