I'll add a reply since there's no Edit option:
On Mint logged on as root, after running the script as root, I tried copying the /debian directory to a USB keydrive connect to the PC, but it fails with "Cannot create symbolic link: "/media/USBKeydrive/debian/bin/<some program>': Operation not permitted".
So I targzed the script + ./debian directory, unplugged the USB keydrive, plugged it into the SheevaPlug, SSHed to it, untargzed the file, re-ran the script for Stage2, and I'm prompted to install some packages:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
binutils debootstrap wget
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1706kB of archives.
After this operation, 10.1MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
... at which point I prefered to hit CTRL+C to make sure I'm not about to break it: What does the Alternative Debian install method really do?
Does it replace Ubuntu 9.04 with Debian Squeeze? Does it take care of upgrading the boot loader as well? Or is it meant to get used with the SheevaPlug Installer