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5th May 2011, 02:36 PM
Has anyone put Fedora for ARM on there DreamPlug?
and care to write the steps on how to get it all workings ; Network wi-fi & lan : Audio : building the image for writing to onboard flash / sd card
Dreamplug is rather new and there's nothing much on it
Plans to use my DreamPlug as a micro Low watt Webserver with PHP MySQL and I want to remove its current OS off it without damaging uboot
10th May 2011, 10:50 AM
I have just got a DreamPlug (+ JTAG..), and am planning to do the same (and use it as a web server...).
I have found instructions for the (older) GuruPlug, and am hoping the architecture is similar enough that these instructions will still work for the DreamPlug, and It would appear that the Marvell 'Sheeva' CPU is the same .. I have only been able to find a 'suitable' boot image for Fedora12, so far..
..and - of course:
19th May 2011, 02:53 PM
I formatted a replacement 16GB micro-SD card as follows:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 411647 204800 4 FAT16 <32M
/dev/sda2 411648 31340543 15464448 83 Linux
- and copied the original 'Debian' uImage (184.108.40.206) to the FAT/DOS partition, and the Fedora13 beta filesystem to the Linux/EXT3 partition (and corresponding 220.127.116.11 kernel modules from the original Debian filesystem to /lib/modules) .
I downloaded the 'latest' Fedora13 filesystem from:
I am now running Fedora 13, and have cross-compiled kernel 2.6.39-rc7 on my x86_64 system, after
# yum install armv5tel-redhat-linux-gnueabi-gcc uboot-tools
$ uname -a
Linux rgdreamplug 2.6.39-rc7 #1 PREEMPT Mon May 16 15:37:34 BST 2011 armv5tel armv5tel armv5tel GNU/Linux
The system runs well, with none of the previous filesystem errors on the factory-installed Debian system.. I've install the LAMP bits, and Webmin, and am currently running Joomla and Wordpress on it, after changing from DHCP to a static IP address....
4th June 2011, 05:50 PM
Did you have any trouble getting the device to boot? What speed grade of SD did you use? I'm having trouble with a boot off my USB drive, and I suspect it's not quite fast enough.
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