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I've uploaded an update of the root filesystem, root-0.01.tar.gz to
ftp.fnet.fr. This archive contains a snapshot of the Linux/MIPS
system, which I'm currently using. Changes against root-0.00.tar.gz
include many bugfixes, upgrade to new version of libc and lots of
new programs including some networking stuff. All binaries are little
Quick installation guide:
- Choose an IP-number <ip> and hostname <hname> for your Linux/MIPS box.
- Add an entry for your Linux/MIPS machine to /etc/hosts or the DNS.
- mkdir /tftpboot/<ip>
- cd /tftpboot/<ip>
- tar zxf /tmp/root-0.00.tar.gz. The archive has been pacckes with the
--sparse option which is very usefull for MIPS ELF executables which
contain large holes. If your tar breaks on such archives use GNU tar.
To unpack the archive you'll need about 67mb of free disk space. If
your tar and/or server OS and/or filesystem doesn't handle sparse files
correctly you'll need about 8mb more just to store zeros.
- export /tftpboot/<ip> with root access.
- Setup RARP on the NFS server machine - the kernel will attempt to mount
the rootfilesystem from the machine which answered the RARP request.
For a Linux server you might have to recompile your kernel or load the
RARP module to do this. Then add a rarp entry using the following command:
rarp -s <hname> <eth>
where <eth> is your Linux/MIPS box' ethernet (not IP!) address.
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