[debian] installation

feywulf feywulf9 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 12 20:10:24 CET 2008

I haven't successfully got Debian to work on my FR, but i do have QTE4.4.2 working on a single ext2 partition, no fat partitions by editing my uboot environment and adding this option:

setenv menu_9 Boot from microSD (ext2): setenv bootargs \${bootargs_base} rootfstype=ext2 root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rootdelay=5 \${mtdparts} ro\; mmcinit\; ext2load mmc 1 0x32000000 \${sd_image_name}\; bootm 0x32000000

It could be modified slightly to work with 2 ext2 partitions, one for kernel, rest for everything else.

see http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Booting_from_SD#Add_uboot_boot_entry for how to add the boot menu entry.

Alternatively you can use the debian configure-uboot.sh script, and modify it for ext2 instead of fat for the kernel partition if necessary.

see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner to find the configure-uboot.sh


--- On Fri, 12/12/08, Tony Berth <tonyberth at googlemail.com> wrote:

> From: Tony Berth <tonyberth at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [debian] installation
> To: "List for Openmoko community discussion" <community at lists.openmoko.org>
> Date: Friday, December 12, 2008, 8:00 AM
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 3:07 PM, arne anka
> <openmoko at ginguppin.de> wrote:
> > > I have the latest gta02v5_and_up-u-boot.bin
> installed!
> > >
> > > So you say that I should use the SD_PART1_FS=vfat
> ./install.sh all
> > > option?
> >
> > no. what i am saying is, check in the wiki page you
> used the section
> > Adjusting your uBoot environment
> >
> I did that and the way I understand it, I should be able to
> boot by
> selecting the SD card without having a FAT partition on it!
> Namely:
> Having a OM2008.9 jffs on FR, I did run 'install.sh
> all'. I did shutdown the
> device and when rebooted I choose the SD card to boot. That
> should do the
> trick!
> I think the wiki isn't very clear in that point. That
> was also the reason
> asking that question in the list!
> How other people did perform the debian installation? I
> shouldn't be the
> only one following that wiki!
> Thanks
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