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speculatrix
post Nov 10 2008, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE(Allelectrix @ Nov 10 2008, 03:35 AM) *
QUOTE(550 @ Oct 24 2008, 08:24 AM) *
http://ricks937.com/zaurus/zubuntu-minimal-rootfs.tar.gz

Perhaps its a stupid question, but do you know if this will run on a 6000?


How do you install a rootfs tar file to a C1000 ? is there a tutorial ?

thanks.


my guess is that you'll need to partition an SD card, create an EXT2 part, format it, and unpack the root tarball to that.

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post Nov 11 2008, 01:49 AM
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I gave it a go, but could not get the volume mounted, just got JFS erros then was left with no console. Im not sure if this is because I cannt create a partition on the SD card (get wierd results in gparted on UBUNTU) or if its somthing else.
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post Nov 11 2008, 02:23 PM
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ok, a little more detailed
1/ unmount the card
2/ do "fdisk -l" to list disks/cards, and then "fdisk /dev/sd$" to partition it where $ is the device
3/ delete all partitions, then
- create a new partition of type primary, use half the card size (start is default, end is (say) +1G). set the type to LBA FAT16.
- create a new partition primary, use rest of the card.
4/ write the partition table
5/ mkfs.vfat /dev/sd$1
6/ mkfs.ext2 /dev/sd$2
7/ eject the card and reinsert, and hopefully the two partitions will be mounted, or mount manually.

unpack the tar file to the ext2 directory, and I think you simply chroot into it?

--edit-- in instructions above I suggested a 1G fat partition so that the card will behave as a useful flash drive acceptable to windows etc to make it easy to transfer files, and also in the hope that inserting it into a windows or mac will not cause them to try and format the card smile.gif
you could make that partition much smaller if wished.
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post Nov 13 2008, 09:48 PM
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An added "Please!" for the 6000.

Question: Are you using OE kernels, or rolling them yourself? The reason I ask is that IIRC, the 6000 OE kernel is still lacking support for some critical events such as suspend (and wifi, I think).
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post Nov 14 2008, 10:10 AM
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QUOTE
How do you install a rootfs tar file to a C1000 ? is there a tutorial ?

thanks.

my guess is that you'll need to partition an SD card, create an EXT2 part, format it, and unpack the root tarball to that.


Hi again speculatrix, thanks for your thoughts on this issue, so, if we do this, the OS is on a remote Card, and the OS is not loaded
to main machine memory as conventional Z OS's are.

This being the case, how do we get the Computer to see this remote OS as its main OS?
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post Nov 14 2008, 10:14 AM
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Hi speculatrix, ignore the above question, I just read past your previous reply, I'll give it a go with your multi partition suggestions and see what gives wink.gif
cheers !
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craigtyson
post Nov 17 2008, 02:31 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 11 2008, 10:23 PM) *
ok, a little more detailed
1/ unmount the card
2/ do "fdisk -l" to list disks/cards, and then "fdisk /dev/sd$" to partition it where $ is the device
3/ delete all partitions, then
- create a new partition of type primary, use half the card size (start is default, end is (say) +1G). set the type to LBA FAT16.
- create a new partition primary, use rest of the card.
4/ write the partition table
5/ mkfs.vfat /dev/sd$1
6/ mkfs.ext2 /dev/sd$2
7/ eject the card and reinsert, and hopefully the two partitions will be mounted, or mount manually.

unpack the tar file to the ext2 directory, and I think you simply chroot into it?

--edit-- in instructions above I suggested a 1G fat partition so that the card will behave as a useful flash drive acceptable to windows etc to make it easy to transfer files, and also in the hope that inserting it into a windows or mac will not cause them to try and format the card smile.gif
you could make that partition much smaller if wished.



Thanks got some where closer. I now get to mount jffs2 readonly

but then end up with an error

WARNING No /etc/altboot-2.6.cfg found! Check your installation of alt-boot

Any ideas?
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speculatrix
post Nov 17 2008, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE(craigtyson @ Nov 17 2008, 10:31 PM) *
Thanks got some where closer. I now get to mount jffs2 readonly

but then end up with an error

WARNING No /etc/altboot-2.6.cfg found! Check your installation of alt-boot

Any ideas?


sorry, no idea at all.
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craigtyson
post Nov 18 2008, 05:46 AM
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OK looked at the TAR and ther is no

/etc/altboot-2.6.cfg in there

Im guessing I have the wrong one.

The install notes say that for a c1000 there is an extra step, but I dont get to the ALTBoot menu to do the extra step??

Is there any way I can extract the TAR to flash? or create a set of simbolic links to the SD ?
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