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Patience

Posted 07-12-2010 at 04:00 AM by brianL
Updated 08-10-2010 at 04:12 AM by brianL
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They (whoever "They" are) say it's a virtue. Not that I've ever been keen on virtues, but I am more patient now than I used to be. Which is ironic, really. The older you get, the less time you have left, so you should be less patient.
I'm sat here like a kid waiting for Christmas, waiting for two parcels to arrive: my Slackware T-shirt + "official" DVD, and my Sheevaplug. If I could wear my Slackware T-shirt while installing ARMedslack on the Sheevaplug, that would be...
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ReARMament

Posted 07-09-2010 at 09:21 AM by brianL
Updated 08-10-2010 at 04:13 AM by brianL
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After screwing things up, I tried mounting the .img file and editing /etc/inittab, and it didn't work out. So I started afresh, deleted the /export/armhost directory. And began the installation process (see here, from about 4.1) at about 9.20 AM. It is now 3.15 PM and it's just got as far as the t package series. Let us all pray that I do it right this time. Amen.
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ARMed and Dangerous!

Posted 07-08-2010 at 07:51 AM by brianL
Updated 08-10-2010 at 04:13 AM by brianL
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When I first read about the Sheevaplug months ago, I thought it looked like a useful little gadget. Then recently I read this interview with Stuart Winter, and got even more interested. So, without considering the fact that I can't swim, I dived in at the deep end. I've ordered a Sheevaplug, and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, I installed ARMedslack in QEMU. I haven't exactly timed it, but doing a full Slackware install on a HDD takes around 30 minutes, ARMedslack in QEMU took about 7 hours....
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