Question about boot sequence, and Gentoo
- Hey all.
I'm wondering how the LSv2 handles the boot process. I'm guessing there
is something more to just installing a new Linux distro on the HD and
*poof* it works. Or is it really just like converting any other box
from one OS to another?
My thoughts on this are for gut the system and just go for it (i.e.,
void the warranty). I know balimbabullabe is working on a way to avoid
this, but my thought is if I'm going to turn this sucker into a
server... I'm going all the way! :)
I'd like to look into maybe putting together a bare bones Gentoo build
(a "stage3" tarball in Gentoo terms) that could be used for this
purpose. I know there are efforts for the KuroBox with Gentoo, but have
not run into anything talking about the LinkStation (especially the
LSv2). I run Gentoo, but am by no means a high level Linux user (I run
it, I'm happy with that), so if anyone with more savvy would be
interested in helping I'd like to try and get it working!
> *poof* it works. Or is it really just like converting any other boxIt's relatively easy to change the underlying linux distribution, it
> from one OS to another?
can be compared to changing from red hat to suse on x86. But you need
to keep the kernel files and add some special programs that keep the
LS from rebooting constantly.
> this, but my thought is if I'm going to turn this sucker into aIf you install debian you should have the same.
> server... I'm going all the way! :)
> I'd like to look into maybe putting together a bare bones Gentoo buildI'm not sure but the existing gentoo on mips is in my eyes for a
> (a "stage3" tarball in Gentoo terms) that could be used for this
different endianess system. That would mean the existing files will
not work on LS2.
Different people have different likings but I ask myself (although I
like the idea of gentoo) if it's really necessary to put gentoo on the
LS2. I worked with gentoo on my x86 and decided to move to other
distros (but this is just my preference)
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "balimbabullabe"
> Different people have different likings but I ask myself (although II'm just thinking different options overall. You're working on the
> like the idea of gentoo) if it's really necessary to put gentoo on the
> LS2. I worked with gentoo on my x86 and decided to move to other
> distros (but this is just my preference)
Debian thing, so I thought I mighht try tinkering with something else.
Heck - I even thought about Ubuntu for a few brief minutes. :)
I'd have to do a lot of looking around before starting to rip the OS
apart inside the LS, and you'll hopefully have an initial set of
instructions for the new Debian setup by then. At that point my
choices will be (1) beat my head against the wall trying to get
something else on the LS or (2) put Debian on, and get rid of big ass
server tower and monitor. Hm... ;)