QUOTE(tux @ Dec 3 2007, 03:09 PM)
Hope the 'new' tarball and scripts are thoroughly debugged. I also hope I won't be trying to use it any time soon.
The EABI install I did using cortez's method, in combination with the ZDevil scripts and your tips at the wiki, is still OK! Thanks also to dlj0 for his X tips.
Obligatory stupid question:- Is it possible to do this install without u-boot?
My reluctance to use u-boot is from the same cause I'm reluctant to use angstrom or any of the earlier OPIE stuff. When I scan the relevant forums: so many recurring problems....
My only real complaint with my EABI system is the inability to use X as non-root. But I'll figure something out soon I hope. (Before someone asks what I'm worrying about::- My fingers sometimes outrun the brain and root is very dangerous on those occasions!
Of course if you already have a working setup running, you don't need this rootfs. It is for fresh and new install. Yet it is also a better backup rootfs than the unconfigured ones in case things got messed up.
A few users and I have verified that the rootfs is working, and it is working without using any more after installation scripts.
To be fair, u-boot and a distro are two totally different things. Indeed so many users (I for one) have qualms about the un-userfriendlieness of uboot. But talking about the distros themselves is a separate issue here.
As for running X as non-root user, flux has already come up with a good solution, which has already been wikified iirc.