XS Community Edition/0.4/Installing/TS


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  1. The internal ethernet is configured as external internet connection and wifi is enabled as lan connection, (a second USB adapter required for connection to additional wifi access points).
  2. Grab the Fedora 18 Trim-Slice image at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/F18/Trimslice -- use the armhfp version. (I needed to yum -y install xz to follow the xzcat <image> > <device> instructions).
  3. For a while I used a SATA hard drive adapter to initialize the hard drive. Later I have started to use the Trim-Slice kernel made for flashing the internal uboot loader, which installs on an SD card, and can write the SATA drive in place.
  4. I found it necessary, during installs, to use a serial to usb adapter, and an XO running minicom (for me this uses /dev/ttyUSB0 115200).
  5. edit the /boot/boot.scr as per instructions for USB/SATA, put the hard drive in the Trim-Slice, and boot
  6. Change directory by typing cd /etc/yum.repos.d.
  7. Download the needed yum repo by typing wget http://xsce.activitycentral.com/repos/xsce-rel4.repo.
  8. Change back to the root directory -- cd.
  9. Type the command yum -y install xs-config-ts.
  10. Then type bootstrap-ts 2>&1 <pipe using vertical bar> tee -a boot.log This generates a long list of "yum" install requests, similar to the normal adding of functions that you would do if you loaded a minimal "network" install CD from Fedora, and then added additional functions one at a time. In case there are problems, the file /root/boot.log will help with diagnosis.
  11. At the end the install script will declare, "XS configured; Ready to reboot and use."
  12. Type reboot.
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