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DisARMed

Posted 11-17-2010 at 05:17 PM by brianL
Updated 11-17-2010 at 05:19 PM by brianL
Tags arm

Well, something's gone drastically wrong with my SheevaPlug. I don't know what I did, if I did anything, to cause it. About a couple of weeks ago, I booted up into ARMedslack on the SD card, and instead of the expected Slackware login prompt, I got this:
Code:
/#
After running ls and ls /bin, I realised I was in BusyBox. WTF! I tried rebooting - same again. I tried resetting some environment variables from the SheevaPlug prompt, re-entering those from the ARMedslack installation notes -...
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ReARMament 2

Posted 09-09-2010 at 11:31 AM by brianL
Updated 09-09-2010 at 11:33 AM by brianL
Tags arm

Well, after all that messing about, I've got ARMedslack on a SD card. Again, there was a little hitch with cfdisk, can't remember the actual wording, but it refused to do the partitioning. So I used gparted instead. Haven't decided what I going to use this SheevaPlug for, there's a few possibilities. I was more interested in installing ARMedslack, than any practical use. But I'm sure I'll think of something to do with it. Here's the obligatory screenshot (the white line isn't hiding anything, I...
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Rendered hARMless 2

Posted 09-08-2010 at 05:07 AM by brianL
Updated 09-08-2010 at 05:12 AM by brianL
Tags arm

More detail. One of the problems is the runme.php script in the sheevaplug-installer package. It's the script to be run on Linux, which is meant to restore all the correct environment variables and the Ubuntu to the plug. Why PHP? Why not a bash shell script? The first time I ran it, it just echoed the file's contents to the terminal. That was because it had <? at the beginning, instead of <?php. I knew enough to fix that. But then it came up with two errors: one about the line regarding which...
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Rendered hARMless

Posted 09-07-2010 at 09:03 AM by brianL
Updated 09-07-2010 at 09:05 AM by brianL

Well, that didn't last long did it? A couple of days or so to screw up my SheevaPlug. I had ARMedslack-13.1 running on it perfectly from a USB stick, and then I decided it would be better on an SD card, leaving the USB socket available for other things. I won't go into all the details of what I tried (can't remember them all, anyway ), but everything failed. There are two options to reset it to, and I chose the wrong one. An installer, involving running a PHP script, failed. I tried all the solutions...
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ARMedslack On!!!

Posted 09-04-2010 at 01:33 PM by brianL
Updated 09-04-2010 at 02:54 PM by brianL
Tags arm

After a minor hitch with cfdisk, the installation went smoothly. I must have done everything right (unusual, that ), following the excellent instructions by Stuart Winter (drmozes on LQ) - thanks. My next task is to set up tightvnc, so I can get XFCE. But that will wait...I'm hungry. Here, for those who like pictures, is another screenshot:
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