Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] gentoo-mini-linux (2.6.X + uClibc + busybox + udev + hotplug/coldplug + *fsutils + smb/nfs+ ...) for system-setup
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 05:58:46
In Reply to: [gentoo-installer] gentoo-mini-linux (2.6.X + uClibc + busybox + udev + hotplug/coldplug + *fsutils + smb/nfs+ ...) for system-setup by "Buttchereit
Buttchereit, Axel (XLsigned) wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Hi, > > is anyone (beside of me) working on this subject? > > My idea/ambition is to substitute MS-DOS-based (initial) os-setup-procedures > (for x86 systems) by some kind of "gentoo-mini-linux" that ist based on a > current (2.6.9++) linux kernel and a root-filesystem consisting of uClibc, > busybox, udev, hotplug/coldplug, *fsutils, smb/nfs, ... > > Installation/Setup should be initiated by PXE (PXEGRUB/PXELINUX) that loads > the kernel and root-filesystem into a ramdisk. > After partitioning of disks either a win32-setup could be started or > a gentoo-installation (GLI?). > > I have already tried "gentoo genkernel" and found out that I have to > change a lot/too much... > > At the moment I'm using a manual configured 2.6.9-gentoo-r4-kernel > (with lots of modules for Network and Storage access) and a customized > "buildroot" (from Erik Andersen, > > I've already managed to add the kernel-modules to the "buildroot"-root_fs, > to load kernel modules (for NICs), to run fdisk, and to mount nfs-volumes > after booting my test machine (DHCP/TFTP -> PXEGRUB -> kernel+initrd -> busybox). > > Now for my (open) questions: > 1. "buildroot" obviously does not provide a "fully featured" root-fs for > kernel-2.6, i. e. with udev, hotplug/coldplug. > Anyone out there with experience on that? > 2. ntfsutils, smb, ... are not available in current "buildroot". > Anyone out there that has integrated this into "buildroot" already? > (or rather compiled/linked against uClibc manually) > 3. "buildroot" uses its own "package management" for downloading and > compiling of sources. > Is it possible to benefit from "gentoo-portage" and do (a kind of) > cross-compiling and linking against uClibc?
What exactly are you trying to accomplish with all of this? -- Andrew Gaffney Gentoo Linux Developer Installer Project -- gentoo-installer@g.o mailing list