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Re: creating gparted like usb-live stick for lemote mini-pc

Hola Javier,

Le dimanche 30 janvier 2011 à 22:49 -0600, Javier Vasquez a écrit :
> Hi,
> I have installed on lemote mini-pcs debian, so that I can select the
> partitioning scheme I like, and I install just the SW I want.  But in
> order to do it, I had to use gnew-sense installer, since I couldn't
> make any debian one work on the mini-pcs...

We reported on the gnewsense-users list
( http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnewsense-users/2011-01/index.html )
our recent workaround for the installation of gnewsense on Lemote's
Fuloong Mini.
Using a new initrd and a customized partition sheme, you may install it
at your convenience.

Maybe you find useful information...



> Given some problems I found with the NIC and the USB controller, I'm
> wondering if I should stick to the lemote squeeze version of debian.
> Before jumping into that, to load a live usb session, whether to
> install or whatever else, this mini-pcs use something similar to malta
> apparently, just a kernel and an initrd which loads the live session,
> nothing else...
> So I'm notsure how to create such initrd.  I sure can copy the
> experimental kernel into a usb stick, I'm just missing how to generate
> the initrd.  I've read about debian-live (ive-build, live-config,
> etc), but it doesn't seem to provide what I'm looking for, which is
> kind of gparted live usb stick...
> Well, the reason why I'm looking for this is that I'd like to try
> installing for now the lemote debian distro (not official debian), and
> see if ome problems I'm facing with official debian go away).  But I
> really will have to create new partitions, resize some, and the like,
> since I don't like the partitioning scheme lemote debian install
> provides (it doesn't allow to choose anything BTW, one just sits and
> waits until everything the initrd decides to do is complete), well,
> with a bit of luck I'll get able to also change the default locale,
> since I don't understand a bit of chinese, :-)
> Perhaps someone has gone this way, and can illustrate his way, :-)
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Javier.

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