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Re: installing on Origin 200

On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 07:39:10AM +0100, Manuel Kiessling wrote:
> >I tried setting up NFSroot and I also connected
> >one of the harddisk to my PC and dbootstraped a filesystem on it.
> May I ask, what is dbootstrap? Do you mean "debootstrap"? I have 
> problems setting up a mips base system on a i386, because deboostrap can 
> fetch the packages, but cannot correctly configure them (simply because 
> it cannot execute any of these files). Any hints?
It was a typo. It really is [c]debootstrap. It will give you
a basic root filesystem. You need to populate /dev to get
the machine to boot first. Then you can boot the kernel
with an init=/bin/bash. After that I partitioned and mkfs'ed
a disk and finally copied and installed all the .deb files
downloaded by debootstrap on the new disk. The whole
procedure took some time and it's good to have a serious
supply of coffee ready :-)

I have collected some kernels before. Have a look around
with google. "linux origin 200" or "linux ip27" will
certainly give a few good results. If you can't find 
anything I can mail you the kernel I'm using.


There is certainly no purpose in remaining in the dark
except long enough to clear from the mind
the illusion of ever having been in the light.
                                        T.S. Eliot

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