Another Question / Ext3 SD and Debian on Freerunner
andy at openmoko.com
Mon Jul 21 00:51:55 CEST 2008
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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| However, the Debian rootfs didn't work right away, it mounted the ext3
| rootfs and ran init, but complained "unable to open an initial console",
| I think this is an insufficiently populated /dev so I will meddle on a
I followed the instructions more carefully and I can boot into Debian
runlevel 3 OK :-) Very nice. It's the real deal and it doesn't feel
that slow yet (runlevel 5 might be a different story).
The main thing missing from the instructions is you have to have an
internet route out from the phone to do it as it is currently set up.
The tarball they give you is just a skeleton that they upack packages
into before it is bootable. I used the WLAN to give it the internet
access and it was fine.
This certainly shows a lot of promise!
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