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Install Debian like I install Arch?

Posted by Kayot 
Install Debian like I install Arch?
November 08, 2013 05:08PM
My Pogoplug V2 (It's black) has a quite a few problems. Right now, wget seems to be missing as of this morning. I'm trying to avoid loosing the pogoplug service forever by installing a recovery system. Is there a way to back that up so that I can restore it at a later date. It's unlikely that I will, I just want the option. I did use nanddump to make a full backup when I first ssh'ed into the machine but I'm reading that it might not work.

Now onto the Debian question. Is there a way to install Debian the same way I can install Arch?

On the Pogo:
/usr/sbin/fw_setenv usb_rootfstype ext3

Do the partitioning and formatting on my desktop followed by mounting the flash drive to /media/mint/usb

cd /media/mint/usb 
wget http://archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-armv5te-latest.tar.gz 
tar -xzvf ArchLinuxARM-armv5te-*.tar.gz # This will take a long time
rm ArchLinuxARM-armv5te-*.tar.gz 

Plug flash drive into Pogo then turn it on.

Now Arch is a very nice system... AND Arch is completely foreign to me. It frightens and confuses me. Also it's community is a bit lacking in manners. I'd like to be able to download the system to the flash drive from another computer. The "http://dev.shyd.de/dockstar/dockstar.debian-squeeze.sh"; script is confusing and attempts to install uboot which I already have installed on the Pogo and obviously wont run on my desktop computer, breaking the script. So, any idea if it's currently possible and how?
Re: Install Debian like I install Arch?
November 08, 2013 05:29PM

Replace your Arch rootfs with Debian rootfs 3.11.1, get it from here:

Regarding the nanddump, if you did ssh and dump all mtds before installing Arch, I see no reason why it woud not work later when you restore it.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2013 05:38PM by bodhi.
Re: Install Debian like I install Arch?
November 08, 2013 08:21PM
Worked like a charm, thanks!

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