[pkg-fso-maint] d-i installation on embedded devices

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Mon Mar 30 22:22:42 UTC 2009

Hi Michele!

On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:41:52 +0100, Michele Renda wrote:
> Hello,
> my opinion how to use d-i is this:
> On 25/03/2009 13:00, Luca Capello wrote:
>> Disclaimer: everything below is my personal opinion.
>> I think we clearly need to have a plan, divided into two phases:
>> 1) installation into the microSD
>>     a. booting d-i on the FR, which is an easy task given that we must
>>        use the pkg-fso kernel package [2].
> Create a program for the official 200X.X openmoko distribution, that:

I would already argue about this because you put effort into something
that soon or later will go away.  I do not see booting d-i as a real
problem.  Instead, going on with the installation *is* the culprit.

>      c) Boot, and hoping that u-boot will be able to boot from partition #2

You cannot assume that U-Boot can boot anything :-(

>      d) After boot, log via SSH in FR (with a default address?) and make 
> the installation via text.

I was probably unclear and I will reply in more details to Per's post: I
am not talking about SSH installations, but *real* ones, where you do
not need anything more than the FR and a WiFi connection.

>      e) After installation the partition used to boot the businesscard 
> iso can be trasformed in swap space

What if the user does not want any swap space?

> The debian-500-armel-businesscard.iso must to be modified to don't try 
> to install grub, but instead the uboot, and to use openmoko kernel.

This is a general problem, even without checking I guess that Debian on
NAS does not take into account of the desktop boot loaders (i.e. GRUB
and LiLo).

> This is only my idea. I am not a guru, so it can be very wrong or 
> unreliable.

Thank you for sharing it: I think that the more we talk about something,
the better the solution we will implement be :-)

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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