[Soekris] Debian/Etch on net4501 device, hints and links?
lars at umich.edu
Tue Dec 25 13:49:11 UTC 2007
Holger Rodriguez wrote:
> Unfortunately the only machine providing an OpenBSD 4.0 environment,
> where the CF cards can be generated, is dying, and the only reason for
> this machine was the net4501's.
How about working with OpenBSD in Etch under qemu? It's how I got
started last year, though not how I burned the CF.
Another option is to install directly on the net4501 using PXE boot.
DHCP, TFTP and FTP can be on any OS then. The drawback there is that you
need a serial connection or a usb<->serial cable.
That's the method I chose to follow this time for two net4801s. Because
I'm mixing several projects at the same time, I used Xubuntu w/ fluxbox
rather than Etch. And to get DHCP+TFTP, I used DNSmasq, and for FTP,
vsFTP, though the choices there are less important and they don't need
to be up and running except during the installation.
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