Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Advice on getting Debian working
- * David Given <dg@...> [2006-05-06 12:56]:
> bug that means that if you don't configure *all* the networkingYou'll always need DNS, but one bug related to network parameters has
> parameters, then the Debian networking won't start up. (I'd missed
> the DNS settings.) So I know have it all working fine.
been fixed in the meantime.
> Next problem, though: I'd rather like to rebuild my kernel (in orderMasterMakerfile is a NSLU2-Linux thing and I'm not sure whether it
> to change drivers). Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any
> information about what kernel.conf to use, what patches I need to
> apply, how to build a firmware image, how to integrate the built-in
> ethernet driver, etc --- can anyone supply any pointers? All I can
> find are references to MasterMakefile, which is almost certainly not
applies to Debian.
With Debian, you basically need to download the linux-2.6 source
package and install the build-dependencies (apt-get source linux-2.6;
sudo apt-get build-dep linux-2.6). Then edit
debian/arch/arm/config.ixp4xx and also edit debian/arch/arm/defines
and uncomment all flavours except for ixp4xx. Then compile and when
it's done, install the linux-kernel*.deb file - it will automatically
be written to flash. (Assuming you've first upgraded to 2.6.17 using
the instructions from http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/upgrade.html)
However, I suggest an easier way: tell me what modules you need and
I'll enable them.