[debian-yeeloong-project] Lemote Mini-PC 6004 D-I Problem

Alexandre "asm" asm at member.fsf.org
Sun Aug 5 17:43:28 UTC 2012

2012/8/5 John Long <codeblue at inbox.lv>

> On Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 05:38:16AM -0700, Ted Krovetz wrote:
> (....)
> > I know my system works. The preinstalled "rays" linux booted and ran just
> > fine, and so did the installer.
> I didn't find any source of info that definitively explained installing and
> living with Debian on the 2F. Some people have done it but I could not find
> a page with all the info. Like you, I found Yeelong and other pages but
> they
> simply don't work. I know the Debian guys have been pioneers in getting
> Linux to run on these boxes so I really don't understand why there isn't a
> better explanation somewhere.

I guess that this can help. =)

"4. *Debian GNU/Linux* (BJLX / Chinese variant)

 This section describes how to install Debian modified for the Yeeloong by
the Beijing Loongson & Debian Users Club.

 Note that mainline Debian is working on supporting the Yeeloong / Loongson
at this point, but as of January 2012 this Chinese distribution seems to be
much easier to install and to work better.

 The (slight) Debian variant at
http://www.anheng.com.cn/loongson/install/uses the Yeeloong's built-in
tab recovery mode to install - so you just put
a USB key in your Yeeloong with the latest vmlinux and .lzma files and
press tab at bootup when prompted, and then answer some questions.

 Note that after the install you'll need to take a few minutes to change
the default language from Chinese to your native language. :-)

 Here is an example of the full install process; you'll want to visit the
web site to make sure that the 2011-10-10 image is still the most recent
install image before you do your install. We recommend the LXDE image as it
uses substantially fewer computing resources than Gnome.

 wget \


 wget \


 (become root)

 Format a USB stick with the ext2 file system and copy the vmlinux and
.lzma file(s) over to it, and then safely remove it from the computer.

 Insert the USB stick into the Yeeloong and turn on the Yeeloong. In reply
to prompts do:

“Press Tab to recover” -> press Tab

“Press U to USB recover” -> press U

“Press C to continue” -> press C

“Press Y to recover” -> press Y

And then answer the questions you are asked.

 After the install is done press “Enter”, machine should power off. After
that, power the machine back on.

 After a short wait you'll be on the LXDE main screen, but most things will
be in Chinese.

 To change to English,

a. Open the LXDE main menu by clicking on the icon on the lower left-hand
side of the screen

b. Select the 4th item from the bottom with the right angle and scissors

c. Select the option second from the top named “LX” with the icon of a
computer monitor next to it.

A terminal window should open.

 Type “sudo -i” to become root; now would be a good time to do “passwd” to
change your root password, so you can recover more easily should anything
go wrong.

 Do “dpkg-reonfigure locales” and deselect all of the options starting with
“zh_” and choose “Ok”. When prompted to choose a default locale on the next
screen, choose “en_US.UTF-8”.

 Now do “shutdown -r now” - after your system reboots, everything should be
in English.

 Note you may need to press Fn-F5 in order to turn on wifi and then wait a
few seconds before wifi / the network-manager tray icon will work."


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