Premade Gentoo Stage 4


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by IntelMiner » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:12 pm
Hey everyone

I made a minimal Gentoo stage 4 system for the Raspberry Pi, with all packages for it recompiled specifically against the Pi's CFLAGS etc

It should be a simple 'untar and boot' operation

Link to said image: http://intelminer.com/blog/?p=18
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by ota-kun » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:48 pm
I tried to use this image, but it doesn't work for me. I think I am missing something.

I had two tries with the same result -> It stops booting after recognizing my USB device (keyboard).

The only difference was that I the first try was using the special cylinder/.. partitions as recommended here http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi . In the 2nd try I preinstalled Raspbian and formated the partitions afterwards.
On my laptop with cardreader I mounted partition 2 and copied the tar.gz to it. Than I just used

tar xvfpz raspberry.tar.gz

Then I mounted the fat partition to boot and copied the files from boot2 in it. Unmount all and tried to boot.
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by IntelMiner » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:40 am
Try letting the system boot without any USB devices connected, the Pi has known "bugs" with USB devices (keyboards especially)
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