[2007.2] flashing problem another potential solution

Harry L. Lee harry at jonesnose.com
Sat Jan 10 08:33:02 CET 2009

tnx! I got an 8gb uSD in anticipation of all this. i also have a 16, but i'm
loathe to put it in. not quite as shiny as ubuntu is ubuntu doing anything
formal in this space? certainly,i'd prefer to live on debian in the absence
of ubuntu. from what i read fso is debian based. i'm thrashing on which to
install next. on debian i've seen conflicting install methods. evidently
there are flashable versions, as well as versions that do what I think of as
a net install. i'd like to try both  the flash method seems the shortest
least painful approach. i'd also like to get my uboot problems resolved.
what uboot does one use for debian?

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 2:15 AM, Chris Samuel <chris at csamuel.org> wrote:

> Hi Harry, welcome to the list!
> On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:02:43 pm Harry L. Lee wrote:
> > since i have adequate uSD, it would seem i could copy the elements to be
> > flashed there, and if some localhost version of dfu-util existed, do the
> > whole flash inside the ssh session. i undrstand this could get tricky,but
> > it still seems do-able
> There's actually a Debian based distro (using dpkg & apt rather than opkg)
> called Hackable-1 that is under development at the moment that installs to,
> and boots off, the SD card (needs 2GB or better).
> http://www.hackable1.org/
> This might be more what you are familiar with.   The developers are working
> on
> making it dist-upgrade'able at the moment, but for now just repartition
> your
> SD card, install the tar balls from the site, join the user list and wait
> for
> the announcement that dist-upgrade'ing is working.. ;-)
> Pros:
> - Debian! apt-get! shiny! ;-)
> - Excellent audio quality (for outgoing calls at least)
> - Abiword
> - TangoGPS
> - etc
> Cons:
> - No method for suspending yet
> - Battery meter and apm non-functional with default kernel
> - Drinks battery (no suspend!)
> - Can't import contacts into the PIM application (Evolution data server)
> Personally I'm dual booting my Freerunner now with Qt Extended 4.4.2 in
> flash
> as the work-a-day phone and Hackable-1 off the SD card as an experiment.
> cheers!
> Chris
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