[Soekris] SuSE 10.2 install success...

Egbert Jan egbert at vandenbussche.nl
Mon Mar 5 09:04:51 UTC 2007

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> [mailto:soekris-tech-bounces at lists.soekris.com] On Behalf Of 
> Eric Knudstrup
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 9:28 AM
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> Subject: [Soekris] SuSE 10.2 install success...
> Okay, it took me far too long to figure this out, so I'm 
> going to detail this 
> for the Soekris archives.  I haven't had to build a kernel in 
> such a long 
> time...
> Thanks to Mr. Umhunhum for his assistance.
> As I'm writing this my machine is fscking the hard drive.  I 
> had to move it 
> around so much between my laptop, the USB carrier, and the 
> board that I hope 
> I didn't shorten its lifetime.
> Here's my menu.lst:
> (none):/boot/grub # cat menu.lst
> serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1 
> --dumb terminal serial
> # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sun Mar  4 22:33:21 
> PST 2007 default 0 timeout 30 ##YaST - generic_mbr #gfxmenu 
> (hd0,1)/boot/message ##YaST - activate
> ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original 
> name: linux### title openSUSE 10.2
>     root (hd0,1)
>     kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hdc2 showopts
>     initrd /boot/initrd-
> title
>     root (hd0,1)
>     kernel /boot/vmlinuz- 
> console=ttyS0,19200,8n1 root=/dev/hda2 
> showopts
> I had to put the serial parameters into the menu.lst file to 
> get grub to not 
> come up garbled.  Notice the "dumb" parameter.  I am using 
> minicom as a 
> terminal program.
> In order for the system to come up with a ramdisk I had to 
> configure the 
> kernel for built in IDE and EXT FS support.
> I also removed support for VGA terminals.  Damn, I just 
> noticed that I forgot 
> to change inittab.  Back to the USB carrier for the hard 
> drive. I'll post my kernel config later. Please post any questions :).
> Eric

Hi Eric,

Thanks for sharing your config sofar. I want to try to do something similar
wih Mandriva or Centos. I hate pulling out the flash each time and have no
problems installing a small harddisk but it would be nice to be able to
remove the drive when the flash image finally works as I want it to work.
The idea is to have the Ipcop application side run on Centos/Mandriva
instead of LFS. Please do share your setup/procedure here on the list.

Best regards,
Egbert Jan

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