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EEE Box boot with 64bit core
« on: November 22, 2008, 07:49:55 pm »
Hi all,
Trying to get the EEE Box to PXE boot, and followed the directions in the WIKI (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC) to get there. Compiled the nic's patched module, etc etc. I forgot that my core is 64 bit  :-[, and I now have an initfs that is 64 bit. EEE Box does not like that. Is there a way to generate a 32 bit initfs?
Thanks,
Mark

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Re: EEE Box boot with 64bit core
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 03:14:38 am »
It might be possible in a debootstrapped 32bit chroot environment, won't be easy though.
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Re: EEE Box boot with 64bit core
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 08:27:45 am »
It might be possible in a debootstrapped 32bit chroot environment, won't be easy though.
I don't know much about the internals of initfs, but would it be possible to use one from a different system? i.e., copy one from someone with an eee that actually boots?

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Re: EEE Box boot with 64bit core
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 05:29:31 pm »
Hi all,
Trying to get the EEE Box to PXE boot, and followed the directions in the WIKI (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC) to get there. Compiled the nic's patched module, etc etc. I forgot that my core is 64 bit  :-[, and I now have an initfs that is 64 bit. EEE Box does not like that. Is there a way to generate a 32 bit initfs?
Thanks,
Mark


I would strongly recommend re-installing the 32bit LinuxMCE-710 on your Core (use retain /home & settings if needed)... there really is zero performance gain under the 64bit build anyway so other than the hassle you are not loosing anything performance wise at all - and in fact in someways you will gain stability and better support for some devices.

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Re: EEE Box boot with 64bit core
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 09:41:36 pm »
I would strongly recommend re-installing the 32bit LinuxMCE-710 on your Core (use retain /home & settings if needed)... there really is zero performance gain under the 64bit build anyway so other than the hassle you are not loosing anything performance wise at all - and in fact in someways you will gain stability and better support for some devices.

I had already started the torrent :)   I still have the 64bit since at the very beginning of 710 there was some small compatibility issue with the 32bit version (I think it was serial support or something)...

I also moved the core HDD and the data drives to another computer. As expected, some network and X problems. Would the reinstall fix those, too? That'd be awesome.

Thanks
Mark