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PeniWize
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« on: September 19, 2013, 04:22:35 PM »

I have an old dreamplug (0101 is on the sticker on the back).  The model number is 003-DS2001.  It was running Debian and I ran an update via apt-get, which failed half way through, and now the OS is corrupt so I need to rebuild.  I have an SD card reader/writer so I don't have to mess with updating via UBoot.  I've tried the old (v1, v2) Debian and Ubuntu distributions on https://code.google.com/p/dreamplug/downloads/list and both seem to be out of date.  The debian version also sometimes hangs after reboot.  I haven't diagnosed why.  Neither is able to successfully 'apt-get update' and neither appears to be exactly what I received from the factory.  I also downloaded and tried v9 and v10, but neither worked properly.

Question 1: Is dreamplug compatible with other plug computers?  Should I be looking for content for sheevaplpug or guruplug or something else?

Question 2: Is is possible to get a newer or more current Linux distribution running on my dreamplug?  I don't care which distro it is as long as it works.  I'm also willing to update UBoot, if necessary.

Any instruction is grealy appreciated.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 12:56:04 PM »

Hi,

my dreamplug is a 003-DS2001 and i dared to upgrade my self installed Debian System (http://blog.davideaves.com/archives/2011/03/21/installing_debian_gnulinux_6_0_1_squeeze_on_the_dreamplug/). As the uImage hasn't been upgraded as well the whole system wasn't useable anymore. I started from the beginning in order to have a debian system which generates uImage for itself --> Upgrades will be possible.

1. Upgrading uBoot worked, takes some time, uBoot start up configuration needs to be altered :               http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/uboot-upgrade/ 
2. Installing Debian still ongoing (posted here in the forum:        http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/install/

Question 1: I doubt that! Did you try the images of NewIT already? http://downloadsnewit.co.uk/SD-images/Dreamplug/NewIT-Dreamplug-v0901-v1001-multibootSD-Wheezy/

Question 2: The images of NewIT should work. Can't test myself asi don't want to touch uBoot script again ;-)  Still trying to install Debian Wheezy...

Hope that helps...

kemrit
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