Marge (and everyone else who has put helpful comments along the way), I just want to say "Genius". Today I managed to install debian on my LSII thanks to your script, and a couple of tweaks based on the comments in this forum. I now have a fully debian LSI and LSII
For the record, in case anyone else has similar experiences, I did this (on the LSII):
- installed openlink
- telnet in and downloaded the debil script
- downloaded (mipsbins
from marge's site and unpacked it
- added the 'bins' directory to my path so that the installer would pick up the helper binaries ("export PATH=$PATH:./bins")
- ran the debil script
- waited a while, answered a few easy questions
- rebooted (for various deliberate and non-delibarate reasons)
- logged in to openlink with telnet again and did the e2sck on /dev/hda3
- ran swapart_mipsel to make my debian installation the boot partition
- rebooted. prayed. oh dear. Couldn't talk to my LSII after reboot, even though it appeared to be up (no ping, no telnet, no ssh)
to fix, I opened up the box, connected it to a PC running knoppix and did
- e2fsck /dev/hda3 (for luck) - NB the LSII drive had actually mounted as /dev/hda1 on my knoppix machine, but using /dev/hda3 for consistency
- checked /mnt/hda3/var/log/messages and saw the 'respawning bug' (PITS004). Fixed that by editing /mnt/hda3/etc/inittab
- changed my /mnt/hda3/etc/network/interfaces to give me a static IP address
- put the drive back in the LSII
- hurrah! I have a telnet into my debian LS2!
- installed SSH, rebooted, ssh back into my debian LS2.
- relax with a cool beer.
thanks again for everyone's work on this. great job.