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> Debian On Slc3000 With Cacko3kb1, Running Debian with some issues - Help!
perseus
post Jun 16 2005, 09:14 AM
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Hello,

I know that there are already some x/qt debian topics on this forum. I have read through them but still have some issues. I decided to start this new topic in hopes that a more experienced Z user could help me through them. I am very new to Linux and Z, and no matter how much I read up on both - I can never learn fast enough.

So I installed X/Qt with Debian Script per meanie's site. Formatted my HDD3 to use a loopback and created a swapfile.

then to install I did this:

# zcat zaurus-debian-big-v0.17.tgz | tar xvf - -C /hdd3/debroot
# cd /hdd3/debroot
# pwd > /etc/debroot
# chown -R root:root etc
# chown -R root:root var
# chown -R root:root home
# mkdir -p mnt/card
# mkdir -p mnt/cf
# cp /etc/hosts etc
# cp /etc/resolv.conf etc
# vi startd

#!/bin/sh
### startup commands ###
export DISPLAY=0:0
/usr/bin/icewm-session
### shutdown commands
umount /mnt/card 2>/dev/null
umount /mnt/cf 2>/dev/null
umount /proc

# chmod 755 startd
# cd home
# ln -s ../root root
# mkdir zaurus
# cd ..
# cp -R INSTALL.d/debroot/root/.icewm home/zaurus
# cp INSTALL.d/debroot/usr/local/bin/* usr/local/bin
# cp INSTALL.d/native/bin/* /usr/local/bin
# cp INSTALL.d/native/debroot.conf /etc
# rm -r INSTALL.d

then this, because I could not get sudo to behave with cacko3KB1:

# su
# cp /home/zaurus/.xinitrc /home/root
# chown root:root /home/root/.xinitrc
# cd /hdd3/debroot/home
# cp -R zaurus/.icewm root
# cd /hdd3/debroot
# su -
# xlauncher debian

So here are the problems I am having after the installation....
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perseus
post Jun 16 2005, 09:21 AM
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I am unable to connect using my wireless card, connected and running under qtopia.

I have copied and modified the resolv.conf file wiht my correct DNS numbers.

I have removed and reinstalled about four times. The first time the internet worked but I had other error messages. The last 3 times, I cannot get the internet to work.

During the install process I have gotten some error messages that no matter what I do I cannot resolve. Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

so as per above everything goes well except:
# cd /hdd3/debroot
# pwd > /etc/debroot
# chown -R root:root etc
# chown -R root:root var
# chown -R root:root home

when I do chown -R root:root etc
and chown -R root:root var
I get a long list of files/directories with the message at the end: no such file or directory.

Sometimes one of them will work, not printing the error message, sometimes the other. I have never been able to get both of them to work.
I realized that if I spaced pwd>/etc/debroot etc, differently, I was able to get one of them to work.

Are these two issues why I cannot connect on line? What do these commands do?
Does anyone know how I can resolve this?

Thanks for taking the time.
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omega
post Jun 17 2005, 12:22 AM
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chown is change ownership... i think it changes the ownership of each of those directories to root.

in the command line have you tried pinging to see if the network connection is alive? also ifconfig...
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perseus
post Jun 17 2005, 02:47 PM
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Thanks for the info Omega.

Yes, I have tried ifconfig and it shows the wlan0 active:
if I do ifup wlan0 - I get an error message
I have also tried ifconfig wlan0 up and ifconfig wlan0
with no luck.

Anything else I can do?

Thanks again for taking the time.
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