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 RedSleeve Linux 
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Post RedSleeve Linux
RedSleeve Linux is the first ARM port of a distribution derived from the same upstream distribution as CentOS and Scientific Linux. It runs on any ARMv5 and later SoCs, and I use it regularly on a Toshiba AC100 which is also Tegra2 based, so it should work fine on the TrimSlice, too.

In case anyone here is interested in taking such a distro for the spin, take a look here:
http://www.redsleeve.org/


Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:10 am
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Post Re: RedSleeve Linux
I'm certainly interested in this distro as I use mostly Fedora and CentOS for my home systems. I am however not familiar with how to install an OS by copying a kernel.


Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:33 am
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You misunderstand - you don't install by copying the kernel. You install the usual Fedora-ARM way by extracting the rootfs tar ball to the media you intend to use, and then copying /lib/modules, /lib/firmware and /boot on top of the rootfs so that uboot can find the kernel and the kernel can find the firmware and the drivers.


Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:55 pm
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Post Re: RedSleeve Linux
gordan wrote:
You misunderstand - you don't install by copying the kernel. You install the usual Fedora-ARM way by extracting the rootfs tar ball to the media you intend to use, and then copying /lib/modules, /lib/firmware and /boot on top of the rootfs so that uboot can find the kernel and the kernel can find the firmware and the drivers.


Ah, makes more sense now, hopefully I can get it up and going sometime in the next week or two when I can pick up my trim-slice back home.


Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:22 pm
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Post Re: RedSleeve Linux
I installed it but don't know the username/password of that file system.

I does boot via the serial tty

btw i did already tried root/fedoraarm


Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:11 am
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Post Re: RedSleeve Linux
well I did modify the shadow file so I got root access.

It didn't bring any GUI, mouse seems to have power and the kernel found all of the devices.

Network was not configured so I had to manually start it, but it does work (at least it could ping)

I didn't setup the dns and I really don't know this linux flavour and don't know what to install to get the GUI running.

Edit: well I found out the rootfs had vim so I edited my resolv.conf and i'm installing gnome-desktop right now

I haven't put the nvidia proprietary files on the rootfs yet

Update:
No go, plymouth is not found (I think this is a boot animation)


Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:04 am
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