[uClibc]Development Systems Updated to uClibc 0.9.19

Denise Hynson dhynson at broadcom.com
Fri Mar 7 14:00:01 UTC 2003

That worked.  Thanks.

By the way, are you going to do a rootfs for mips.  I have developers working on
the little and big edian.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Andersen [mailto:andersen at codepoet.org]
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 8:51 AM
> To: Denise Hynson
> Cc: uClibc
> Subject: Re: [uClibc]Development Systems Updated to uClibc 0.9.19
> On Fri Mar 07, 2003 at 08:30:07AM -0500, Denise Hynson wrote:
> > Erik,
> >
> > I downloaded the root_fs-mipsel.bz2.  How to I extract it?
> You first use bunzip to decompress it:
>     bunzip2 root_fs-mipsel.bz2
> If for some reason you don't have bunzip2, you can grab it from
>     http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/
> After decompressing it, you will have a 100 MB ext2 filesystem
> filled with mipsel binaries that are all dynamically linked with
> uClibc.  You can loop mount it, i.e.
>     mount -t ext2 -o loop ./root_fs-mipsel /mnt
> and look through the contents on /mnt
> You can also 'dd' it to a partition on a spare hard drive.  Make
> sure you have a hard drive that contains nothing of value since
> it will be overwritten.  WARNING, the following can be very
> dangerous. Please be sure you know what you are doing before
> trying this. I am not responsible if you lose all your important
> data.
> Partition the drive.  Then, assuming your spare drive is
> /dev/hdg, then you could do something like:
>     dd if=./root_fs-mipsel of=/dev/hdg1
>     e2fsck -f /dev/hdg1
>     resize2fs -p /dev/hdg1
> Which will overwrite /dev/hdg1 with the uClibc devel system, and
> then expanded the filesystem to fill the whole /dev/hdg1
> partition.  Then you should be able to add a kernel, plug the
> system into mipsel system and it should actually boot.
> I have not personally booted the mipsel dev system.  But I did
> chroot into it on my Cobalt Qube2 and I was ablt to use gcc to
> compile a few things vs uClibc, which I considered sufficient to
> verify it is working.
>  -Erik
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