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Re: Lemote YeeLoong 8089 mips based notebook repository switch

On a related note, does anyone know where I can buy a Lemote YeeLoong
in the United States?


On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Rtp Arnaud Patard
<arnaud.patard@rtp-net.org> wrote:
> Laurent GUERBY <laurent@guerby.net> writes:
> Hi,
> [...]
>> Thanks for your answer.
>> You mean that changing sources.list and then "apt-get update; apt-get
>> dist-upgrade" is likely to work (ie not breaking completely the
>> machine)?
> Loongson 2f is mips3 compatible so any mipsel distribution will work on
> this processor [warning: the loongson is little endian only]. The only
> parts missing may be all the stuff related to the hardware like kernel
> and Xorg driver. Take care also about packages version. For instance,
> newer Xorg need some patch in the kernel to work (see [1]).
> imho you'll get into troubles only if you start mixing
> distributions (for instance plain debian with the version from
> lemote). If you really fear about breaking stuff, what about using a
> debian chroot and then do the switch when you're confident enough ?
>>> For your information, the GNewSenseToMIPS projetct is gathering information on
>>> the platfors using the godson CPU from Lemote Tech.
>>> You may find useful information here:
>>> http://wiki.gnewsense.org/Projects/GNewSenseToMIPS
>>> Feel free to correc/complete the information provided!
>> Yes I had this one in my bookmarks but it doesn't mention
>> (yet) the slowness of the www.lemote.com repository from
>> Europe. When I have enough information I'll update the wiki :).
>> In particular has anyone tried the debian-mipsel
>> netinst on this particular harware?
>> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/4.0_r6/mipsel/iso-cd/debian-40r6-mipsel-netinst.iso
> if you take lemote's kernel, netboot initrd, put them on a tftp, you can
> try to boot them with pmon. If it doesn't work, put kernel/initrd in
> /boot and boot them from pmon.
> Booting directly from a cd in a usb cdrom drive may work but it depends
> on your pmon version. iirc, there has been in the past bugs preventing
> this to work. I hope they're fixed now :)
> Of course, this assume that all needed support for usb/harddrive/network/...
> is built-in in lemote's kernel and that you're using it. Default debian
> kernel won't work afaik
> Arnaud
> [1] http://www.linux-mips.org/archives/linux-mips/2008-12/msg00056.html
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