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antoine rennuit

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Ubuntu -> debian v8
« on: 27 January 2013, 09:42:18 pm »

Dear all,

I bought a dreamplug a while back which was delivered with a ubuntu file system. This version of ubuntu is not longer maintained so I would like to install a plain debian instead. My version of the dreamplug is 8. I went to the dreamplug google code webpage: http://code.google.com/p/dreamplug/downloads/list and I am lost here: should I use document:
   * http://code.google.com/p/dreamplug/downloads/detail?name=DreamPlug%20-%20Change%20OS%20from%20Ubuntu%20to%20Debian-20110617.pdf&can=2&q=
   * or http://code.google.com/p/dreamplug/downloads/detail?name=Set%20Up%20A%20Debian%20File%20System%20In%20DreamPlug%20v0.2-20110519.pdf&can=2&q=
   * or http://www.spinifex.com.au/plugs/dphowtos.html#debian?

Kind regards,

Antoine.
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NewIT_Malcolm

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Re: Ubuntu -> debian v8
« Reply #1 on: 28 January 2013, 08:43:29 am »

The code.google.com links should work fine or alternatively try one of the ready built Debian Wheezy images here.

http://www.downloadsnewit.co.uk/SD-images/Dreamplug/NewIT-Dreamplug-Debian-Wheezy/

Here is some more information on the images here: https://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2491.0.html

If you were to follow instructions for a v9 or v10 Dreamplug the problems you would likely encounter would be the change of the 1st partition from FAT to ext2 which requires a tiny mod to the uboot variables and the change of wifi hardware requiring different drivers.

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antoine rennuit

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Re: Ubuntu -> debian v8
« Reply #2 on: 01 February 2013, 06:14:41 am »

Hello Malcolm,

And thanks for your answer. Can you let me know more about these 2 specific steps: switching 1st partition from fat -> ext2 and the wifi driver?

For the first point, does it mean I need to format the 1st partition of the usb stick as a Ext2rather than fat as indicated? For the 2nd point i am totally lost as for what it means.

From reading the post on the newit sd images, i had the feeling that the v8 versions already handled the 2 above mentioned points, and still could be installedon the uSD carc, no?

Cheers,

Antoine.
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