RE: can't get install to work
On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 09:28 +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> I'll add a check to emchain so that if the toolchains are already
> installed, it tells you not to bother trying to build them.
Well, hopefully not too many people are as dense as me 8)
> So far, Emdebian has only booted on a balloon3 board - it is as far as
> we have got. It's all yet to be done.
> Unfortunately, you are on your own at that stage and the solution
> depends entirely on your hardware. I am looking at weaving emsandbox
> into the Debian installer but as I've only managed to get a bootable
> root filesystem in the last few weeks, there hasn't been time.
Ah that explains it. I've at least figured out how to uncompress the
archive - because it has /dev linux won't let me decompress into the
main filesystem. I eventually figured out I could mount an empty disk
image (empty initrd.img) and decompress onto that. I was looking at
putting everything into an initrd but the gpe install required a 30mb
initrd. Sooo, I've downsized to the buildd version (I only have 32mb
each of ram/nand). I'd like to get a gui going but I think I need to get
a handle on the whole bootloader-zImage-initrd process before I start
figuring out how to strip down the GUI install.
I've abandoned the initramfs idea for now. There are a lot more examples
of initrd boots on the net than initramfs so thats probably my best
chance at getting windows off this unit and linux on!
If I run into much more trouble I think I'll just order a development
board from someplace reputable that already has linux and all the
instructions on how to set up the system. Right now I'm working blind!
The units I'm working with are the IntelliLCD and CUWin from cubloc.com
which are WinCE based and meant to simply run serial commands or windows
apps from a nand disk.
The CUWin is real nice with that mountable bezel and all the IO extras
and my ultimate target. I would be nice to get one with more ram and