[pkg-fso-maint] [Debian] Preinstalled minimal image available for Neo FreeRunner

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 16:43:28 UTC 2012

I was meaning to CC this to pkg-fso-maint as well because of the
install.sh changes I did.

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From: Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com>
Date: 2012/3/21
Subject: Re: [Debian] Preinstalled minimal image available for Neo FreeRunner
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2011/9/12 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com>:
> Just to let you know, that since I tested that install.sh [1] is
> working now, I'm making available a snapshot of a minimal Debian
> installation since I had a clean install anyway [2] - see file
> "Debian_NeoFreeRunner_minimalrootfs_20110912.tar.xz".

About the same story repeated, but for 2012. I was asked about the
pre-installation image which prompted me to update it. And while
updating it I noticed that install.sh had a couple of problems, which
I fixed:
- Removed obsolete fso-gpsd
- Install fso-gtaXX instead of fso-config-gtaXX
- Removed obsolete zhone
- Offer phoneui-apps in COM
- Switch from experimental (unneeded) to unstable for the main Debian repository

I only tried minimal installation still, though. I also updated
instructions for install.sh usage at
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner - note mainly that you
probably want to remove openmoko-panel-plugin since its functionality
starts to be limited and it eats most of the CPU for no good reason.

The pre-installed minimal rootfs is now at:

It expects a single partition on the MicroSD card where the tar.xz is
unpacked and a Qi bootloader.

SSH:ing in works after booting (root password 'changeme'), and after
apt-get install foxtrotgps gpsd navit omhacks monav midori wicd
lxterminal phoneui-apps you may actually get something useful done. If
you want some "home UI" to use when not attached to computer, you may
try my hacky and ugly https://github.com/tjyrinki/tihos

As for my own setup, it's still the old
http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/User:TimoJyrinki with FSO1 actually, but
I now did this update to enable others more easily to do something


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