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Re: AmigaONE && Debian (unstable?)

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 06:21:17PM +0200, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> I got my AmigaOne yesterday, and I'm currently trying to install it with

BAh, you should have gotten a pegasos 2 with full 2.6.7 kernel and
debian-installer support :)

> the ISO @ SourceForge. However, I'm having some troubles with the IDE disk,
> cable or something completley different - 'device not ready for command' or
> something like that.

Mmm. I cannot help you much, the only amigaone i ever saw was oopsing about
disk stuff, but this was one year ago and probably due to deffective hardware
(broken board, bad memory, bad ide cable, what else do i know ?).

> Quoting Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr>:
> > I think the kernel patch for those is more big than the pegasos one, and
> > i am not entirely sure in which subarch category the AmigaOne falls.
> There's a kernel CVS module ('linux-2.4.22') at the SourceForge site and
> diff'ing that with the original 2.4.22 kernel source tree gives me a 1.8Mb
> patch. Most of this is just '$Id: $' changes...

Yeah, i had to fight with this kind of nonsense when i first started the
pegasos 1 patch. Finally of the mulit-megabit patch one double a4 page of
usefull patch resulted. But then, the pegasos being a chrp, it is much nearer
to already supported hardware.

> I sent a mail to Ross about this, I'll see what that can give us. If nothing
> else, I'll extract the relevant part myself. Don't want to do that - 1.8Mb
> patch is A LOT to look through :)

Meld is your friend here. and probably there is some diff option to ginore the
Id lines.

> > I guess a complete new one. |Turbo, how do you boot linux on amigaone, and
> > where do you get the kernel image for it. What is the status about
> > initrd booting ? 
> To simply everything for me, I boot the boot image through TFTP. Booting
> from CD, Floppy and HD is also supported (and VERY simmilar to TFTP booting).

Err, from what kernel source you get it, and where do you get the compiled
version, not to speak about the debian installation initrd, but i guess you
still use those adapted boot-floppies.


Sven Luther

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