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Re: MIPS64EL rootfs available for use and test

On 11/11/2013 09:57 AM, YunQiang Su wrote:
Hi, folks,

In the recent days, I figure out the mips64el rootfs and test it on
Loongson 3A platform.
It works well in general, it's time to release it.

It can be download from:


I tested it on our OCTEON boards. Seems to be working. I had to enable CONFIG_DEVTMPFS and CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT in my kernel and edit /etc/inittab to put gettys on my serial ports, and set the root password. But after that, it works seemingly without a hitch.

To install it, what you need to do is just unpack it to a partition
and configure kernel/bootloader/fstab by yourself.

This is a more detailed instruction for Loongson 3A users:

Know issues:
     1. MIPS64r2 ISA is required,
          while we have made a agree to downgrade the requirement to
mips3 in future.
     2. The permission is of /usr/bin/crontab is not correct, so you need to:
              apt-get install cron --reinstall
     3. some files in /var/cache/man are not correct, you need to:
               rm -rf /var/cache/man/* ; mandb

PS: we have 8500+ packages built now.

Happy hacking, and I am wishing your feedback.

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