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Re: What is the status of Debian on Lemote Fuloong?

On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 02:13:18PM +0000, Code Blue wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 03:02:49PM +0100, Michael Stevens wrote:
> > I don't know the official status but I'm running Debian testing on my
> > fuloong. Most things seem to work, i was able to do a USB install. I
> > didn't find any good instructions for the install and I was unable to
> > get grub to work, so I'm currently putting up with very slow pmon boots.
> I would be interested in keeping PMON and not using Grub since it boots
> OpenBSD fine and I don't try to fix what ain't broke! I wonder if I have a
> more recent PMON version than you are running. I have no complaints with
> PMON. I actually kind of like it so far.

The interface is fine. As I understand it there's some bug with loading
an initrd which makes it extremely slow. Other people may know more.

> > At least when I tried, the debian-installer build doesn't have a driver
> > for the network chip in the fuloong, you have to find a regular kernel,
> > pull out the module, and pack it into debian installer. I've reported a
> > bug but there doesn't seem to be any action.
> Are you saying you need the network driver because you're doing a net
> install? That would be an annoying issue to deal with. I am hoping somebody
> can point me to a USB install with everything I need for the base system on
> it, and then presumably with the recent kernel I am hoping the installer
> installs, I can build whatever apps I need after that. Thanks for your
> update.

I was doing a net install as those were the install images I found.

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