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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:52 am    Post subject: Help! Gentoo on a Sylvania Netbook Reply with quote

Yes, I actually bought one of these things. It looks like a half-way decent netbook for Linux (128mb RAM, arm5tel processor, rt3070 wifi, etc). Now the issue I have is, how do I get Gentoo on this? I've been following how to get a small Debian install on it, but I'd rather have Gentoo.

It has a 2GB NAND flash chip inside it with 300MB for mtdblock7 and 1.7GB for mtdblock9. I'd like to combine those (if possible) to make a single 2GB area and start my Gentoo install on that.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking to WendyB seen here, http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-856584-highlight-rt3070.html , may help.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, I'm able to boot the Debian SD Card (thanks to abrasive) and get a prompt. I'll try a simple Debian install and try to get Gentoo installed on either the SD Card or the onboard NAND Chip.

From what it looks like, I have to keep the MTD layout or risk bricking the system. I'd really like to use BTRFS on this.
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