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big_ignoramus
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« on: June 15, 2010, 06:39:35 AM »

I have created a virtual machine that runs Debian Linux and has the cross compiler installed on it. While most of you are beyond this point, I figured this could be useful for newcomers to the GuruPlug. I created this VM with VirtualBox OSE, but exported it to the open vitualization standard format so users of other virtualization software could use it.

Here's the important info first (login and download location):
root/guru
guruplug/user

Section 1: http://www.filedropper.com/guruplughostjune2010zip
Section 2: http://www.filedropper.com/guruplughostjune2010zip_1
Section 3: http://www.filedropper.com/guruplughostjune2010zip_2
Section 4: http://www.filedropper.com/guruplughostjune2010zip_3
Click on the download button after following the link to start the download.

I had to split the approximately 2.7 GB zip into four sections in order to get it to upload (even though the site claimed to handle files up to 5 GB, but I won't complain since it's free). If you need instructions on putting it back together refer to: http://www.hendra-k.net/how-to-extract-multi-part-zip-files.html

I have no guarantees on how long the files will be kept on this file host, so these links could die at any time.

Features:
* Cross compiler installed for GuruPlug
* Requisite "Hello World" program to test the cross compiler and as an example
* Globalscale's u-boot and kernel downloaded and compiled
* Hopefully helpful readme on guruplug's desktop (which is who you should log in as)
* Possibly useful Web bookmarks

As an aside, I used Debian (Lenny) because of:
a) its friendliness to Linux newcomers
b) the GuruPlug's default distribution
c) the ease of installing the cross compiler
d) similarity to my VM host system (Ubuntu)

Anyway, I hope this helps someone.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 07:09:19 AM »

I am certainly going to download that VM

This will allow me to may be finally understood how all this work Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 08:00:27 PM »

Cool! Hope you find it useful.
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markc
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 12:32:51 AM »

Will this work for the SheevaPlug devel too?

Would be worth trying to remove useless files to trim it down in size?
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 11:27:28 AM »

Will this work for the SheevaPlug devel too?
The cross compiler will be the same, so in that respect it should work. The only difference is that GuruPlug specific files (like u-boot and kernel) have been downloaded into it. So you'd want to download the SheevaPlug specific files if you used if for that.

Would be worth trying to remove useless files to trim it down in size?
I considered that, but didn't feel it was worth the effort to fight Debian's default install. Also figured it would be a way for Windows users to try out a full Linux install. So if I really wanted to worry about size, I probably should've used a different distribution (i.e. Puppy Linux).
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 10:28:30 AM »

I have downloaded the files and uncompacted them...

now does anybody knows how to use them with kvm? I use ubuntu Lucid and have installed virt-manager

I don't really want to install Virtualbox if I can avoid it Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 02:49:21 PM »

ppmt, I use KVM on Lucid too and am now downloading part 1 of this so I'll see if I can help you out - or does anyone else know?

Edit: Hey big_ignoramus, I'll mirror the VM on my host if I get it working Wink. Unlimited bandwidth on a 1Gbps connection! I'll post links when it's ready. For now I'm waiting on FileDropper...
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 06:18:07 PM »

mikestaszel : thanks a lot

I have been doing to some try but none worked...but then I read a bit on he ubuntu forum and it would appears that I am not the only one
having issue with kvm Sad
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 11:16:00 AM »

I've downloaded the 4 zip files with different filesize, the complete zip file is 1,67GB
Sizes:
part 1 is 287MB
part 2 is 700MB
part 3 is 141MB
part 3 is 584MB

So the 2,67GB zip file is much bigger than that I have!
Question is which file(s) are incorrect?
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 12:42:19 PM »

This is what you need

 700M  GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.001
 700M GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.002
 700M GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.003
 585M GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.004

It took me several attempt to get it right Sad
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 01:33:38 PM »

Thanks.

Me to, but I have them finally
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010, 06:10:29 PM »

This is what you need

 700M  GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.001
 700M GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.002
 700M GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.003
 585M GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.004

It took me several attempt to get it right Sad
Sorry about that, I probably should've posted sizes (some md5sums would've been good too).

Edit: Hey big_ignoramus, I'll mirror the VM on my host if I get it working Wink. Unlimited bandwidth on a 1Gbps connection! I'll post links when it's ready. For now I'm waiting on FileDropper...
That would be cool if you want to do that.
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 11:38:40 PM »

Could you please list the packages you installed into this Virtual Machine for users who want to create their own environment?
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 01:10:50 AM »

Hi everybody,

I tried to download this virtual machine but I canīt download any file, "filedropper" fails.

Can you tell me another links to download?


Best regards,

Ramses
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2010, 10:26:06 AM »

Here is a mirror, hopefully better than FileDropper:

http://mikestaszel.com/plugstuff/debian-crosscompile-vm/GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.001
http://mikestaszel.com/plugstuff/debian-crosscompile-vm/GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.002
http://mikestaszel.com/plugstuff/debian-crosscompile-vm/GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.003
http://mikestaszel.com/plugstuff/debian-crosscompile-vm/GuruPlug_host_June_2010.zip.004
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