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Re: Please recommend distro for Lemote Fuloong

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Subject: Re: Please recommend distro for Lemote Fuloong
From: John Long <codeblue@inbox.lv>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:54:06 +0000
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On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 04:52:41PM -0700, Matt Turner wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 9:02 AM, Code Blue <codeblue@inbox.lv> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just received a Lemote Fuloong Mini and I installed OpenBSD on it. I would
> > like to dual boot Linux but I am having a hard time finding the right 
> > distro.
> >
> > I know Lemote and MIPS people are doing a lot of work and submitting patches
> > to the Linux kernel and binutils and I am sure many other areas. Can anyone
> > please recommend a Linux distro that will come with (or can install) a
> > recent kernel so I can take advantage of all this hard work people are
> > doing? Of course I will need a tarball or USB installer since the Fuloong
> > doesn't have an optical drive. Thank you.
> 
> Gentoo.
> 
> Join the #gentoo-mips IRC channel and ping 'blueness' since he's built
> some very nice install stages and netboot images.
> 
> Also, we provide multilib installations with o32, n32, and n64 base
> libraries (n32 is default).

Thanks a lot for the info. For now I have repartitioned the drive and used
all of it for OpenBSD. I hope to get another identical box in the next few
months and then I will look into Gentoo.

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