Re: Installation of Debian
older systems were MIPS, newer are x86 hardware, and
there may be a CDROM port.
The older versions are MIPS which I have found the Deb distro for this as
well as 2.4 kernel patches specifically for the RaQ. I am able to access
the Serial port and that is how I plan to install a 'real' OS on it. The
only way to reinstall an OS on the RaQ is to netboot (bootp) and load the
kernel via NFS as well as the root file system. I got that far and am able
to access the OS through the serial port but just need a utility
(dbootstrap) to make the installation easy.
debbootstrap - do you know what package this is listed under or how to get
I've played with some Cobalt hardware, but
never actually got to putting a real OS on it.
If there's a serial port, you should be able to set up a getty on this
and directly access the system using minicom.
You mentioned dbootstrap in a later post. There's a variant of this
called debbootstrap which functions similarly.