Guys,So... the older PPC boxes are somewhat vintage collectors’ items now!
So why not have the latest and greatest software! My KuroHG is still going strong!
I have upgraded the Debian rootfs tarball to Debian Wheezy and built the latest stable version 3 kernel (3.4).
Please note this is an upgrade of the existing PPC rootfs worked on, tested, and made possible by many developers here at nas-central over the years... Including but not limited to: Dave, Andre, kuroguy, Bauldrick, Tim, ramukm, krovetz and many others I’m sure… (mindbender?)
Quote:Debian 7.0 'Wheezy' (3.4 kernel) PPC rootfs tarball:Includes kernel src for rebuilds.Get it here:http://downloads.buffalo.nas-central.org/Users/Stonie/PPC/Kuro-PPC-WheezyRootfs.2012.0708.tgz
md5: 23aa0c10f2b2c299f01f29e10c8102873.4 Kernel
I did a full sweep and diffed the 2.6 config.
Notable items enabled in the Kernel:
usb bulk storage
All the existing tools plus:
Samba (set to default workgroup)
Transmission (http web client on port 9091)
I installed these extras as they keep coming up in the forums... in particular transmission which can be a bit tricky to get working with the same user as samba.
Please check the configuration of these packages to make sure they suit your needs / security requirements. If you don’t want them just remove them using apt. Install
I suggest using foonas-em to setup your box.http://foonas.org/index.php/Foonas-em:TFTPBoot-lsppc
You will need at least UBoot 1.2
as per usual
UBoot should look for the kernel at: boot/uImage
To keep it simple fstab only expects a root and swap partition
/dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 (sda3 is not mounted in fstab)
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.login
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/sda1 / ext3 defaults,noatime,nodiratime 1 1
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=20 0 0
/dev/sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
Once you have untared to the root of /dev/sda1, reboot and login with:
If you want to compare files or submit patches, or point out bugs, its easy on GitHub. I have pushed the RootFS a GitHub repo here:https://github.com/Stonie/Kurobox-DebianWheezyWrinklesNone that I can see **Yet**
Please report them here in this thread and I will fix them, running nicely for me YMMV. Please help out and report them here.
NB: After a bit of testing it would be nice to promote this release a bit more widely as I’m sure some perfectly good boxes getting dusty.
Shame to let such a classic piece of hardware sit idle!
Bring your retro PPC Box back to the cutting edge!