These instructions explain how to install gNewSense Parkes on a bootable USB stick running on the Lemote/Loongson 8133 Notebook.
This USB stick is aimed as a rescue system with graphical user interface (Gnome 2.6).
For information on the 8133 Notebook, refer to GNewSenseToMIPS-3A
Creation of an USB stick
Create 2 ext2 partitions (for the /boot and the / filesystems)
Compiling Loongson Kernel
Includes the patch with the Freedo logo.
Copy the vmlinuz file to the first partition of the USB stick (/boot partition of the target system, in the "2.6" directory)
Copy boot.cfg to the /boot partition ( /dev/sdb1 filesystem) of the target system
timeout 3 default 0 showmenu 1 title gns 2.6 (vmlinuz) kernel /dev/fs/ext2@usb0/2.6/vmlinuz args console=tty quiet splash root=/dev/sdb2 resume=/dev/sda3
Copy the fstab file to the /etc directory ( /dev/sdb2 filesystem) of the target system
/dev/sdb2 / ext2 defaults 0 1 /dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
Usable as a rescue system.
Installing a partition manager (either graphical or text-based), it will be possible to resize the partitions on the internal hard disk.
- Kernel 2.6
- Freedo logo
- 4 CPU cores
- Gnome with Cairo Dock
- Kernel 3.x
- Video acceleration
At boottime, after the Freedo logo, the first (non blocking) lines are:
[ 0.556000] [drm:rs690_pm_info] *ERROR* No integrated system info for your GPU, using safe default [ 0.556000] [drm:radeon_atombios_sideport_present] *ERROR* Unuspported IGP table: 1.4
- The Freedo logo is displayed with 3 instances instead of 4 instances, according to the number of cpu cores
- The temperature of the CPU and the case can increase quite fast. dmesg may log temperatures above 70°C.
- External monitor is flickering (on the right side of the screen)
- Random (blocking) kernel panic at boottime
[ 5.092000] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0) [ 5.092000] panic occurred, switching back to text console
- Kernel 3.x
- Resize the Freedo logo, in order to fit to the horizontal resolution