[pkg-fso-maint] d-i installation on embedded devices
luca at pca.it
Mon Mar 30 22:22:42 UTC 2009
On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:41:52 +0100, Michele Renda wrote:
> 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 .
> 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
> This is only my idea. I am not a guru, so it can be very wrong or
Thank you for sharing it: I think that the more we talk about something,
the better the solution we will implement be :-)
Gismo / Luca
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