So I've been working on the Mojo (formerly known as ubuntu) port and
fighting issues with debootstrap'ing Hasty (8.04), when i realized why
not use the debian installer instead?? So i modified the defconfig
based on Koen's upstream git built the kernel and converted the debian
lenny initrd.gz to a u-boot compatible. Then i preceded to boot my
beagleboard only to realize it now has errata #8!! Well in the mean
time i ordered a second beagleboard, hopefully I can pick that up
tonight.. :wink:

If anyone is interested in alpha testing these, i've posted them here: (hopefully you've used
u-boot before since i haven't verified any of the commands) But the
basic idea is load both u-boot compatible image and boot off uImage
and load uImage.initrd into ram, might even need an initrd option for

cd /media/disk/
mv uImage-v2.6.26-omap1-oer64 uImage

Boot Beagleboard: and type something like this...

fatload mmc 0:1 0x80300000 uImage
fatload mmc 0:1 0x80309000 uImage.initrd ## (not 100% on a good
location for this, uImage is ~2.5Mb)
setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 root=/dev/ram
rootdelay=2 rootfstype=ext3 ro video=omapfb:vram:2M,vram:4M'
##(not sure if it's ext3/ext2, but it is located in the /dev/ram)
bootm 0x80300000 0x80309000

Let me know if this works or if any issues come up. (ps, this would
install debian lenny armel, without using qemu!)


I got BeagleBoard running originally but I needed to be very patient
running under qemu. ;).

Thanks Robert for the elinux Wiki page and this alpha Debian installer
should help. I'll need to try out very soon.