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by llewell
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux Swap and SD Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Re: Linux Swap and SD Cards

<t>I once built a Debian system that ran off a USB key (it was a prototype for something we ended up not doing).  Not a ramfs system that copied everything into a ramdisk; it just ran right off the USB drive.  It didn't have any swap but it did have an SNMP-based network management system that wrote...
by llewell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU
Replies: 32
Views: 17486

Re: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU

Darn, I keep getting the database error and it saved every time.
by llewell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU
Replies: 32
Views: 17486

Re: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU

I tried it too, and there is an error message about this kernel missing devtmpfs.  Looks like we might need another kernel.  I extracted the kernel.img from the fat partition and neither image will boot their kernel.img.  ARM is a bit of a pain, isn't it?
by llewell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU
Replies: 32
Views: 17486

Re: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU

I tried it too, and there is an error message about this kernel missing devtmpfs.  Looks like we might need another kernel.  I extracted the kernel.img from the fat partition and neither image will boot their kernel.img.  ARM is a bit of a pain, isn't it?
by llewell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU
Replies: 32
Views: 17486

Re: Arch Linux Arm and QEMU

I tried it too, and there is an error message about this kernel missing devtmpfs.  Looks like we might need another kernel.  I extracted the kernel.img from the fat partition and neither image will boot their kernel.img.  ARM is a bit of a pain, isn't it?
by llewell
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image

<t>Oh, so I only have to read a thousand posts or so.  No problem.  <br/> <br/> I guess I have to think a little differently about the RPi.  It sounds like embedded Linux, with all of the limitations that implies, but it'll run just like a "real" computer if you don't want to poke around under the h...
by llewell
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image

<t>Do you mean more disk space?  How do you build on the device with more RAM when the RAM is built in to the chip?<br/> <br/> As to the Debian image, I can't find grub or the kernel, for that matter.  They don't appear in any of the usual locations (but as I said, I haven't seen a Debian ARM build ...
by llewell
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image

OK, that's kind of mysterious.  Well, I'm sure the answers are out there.
by llewell
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image

If that's the best way to do it, that's fine.  I'm really curious about how the thing is built, and I figure the more I know the less I have to worry about going down dead-ends caused by trying to reinvent the wheel.
by llewell
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: cross-compiling/developing for the Debian image

<t>I have a Debian image for the RPi (debian6-17-02-2012) which I downloaded from Element 14 but I assume came from raspberrypi.org.  I do not have the device, but I do have the image running in qemu on a Debian wheezy system.<br/> <br/> Is there any information on how this image was built?  What to...

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