[time-nuts] Soekris without a GPS receiver.

Neil Schroeder gigneil at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 06:16:06 EST 2015

You need to do a console mode install on the system itself or you have
problems - you can do a debootstrap on another machine and get going... but
heres  the thing - you need FreeBSD to use the Soekris appropriately.
Otherwise you're using a 486 from 2001 just to cause yourself pain.

All you need is FreeBSD Crochet - its not a tough process.  Check it out,
then immediately use the same tool to build yourself an image for the
Beaglebone you should order :-)


Alternately, CF cards are HUGE now.  I have a 16G in my Soekris and that's
PLENTY big to run a full operating system on.  Don't even have to do
NanoBSD - although naturally, you'll pay for it in performance and memory
use if you don't.


On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 5:05 AM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:

> david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk said:
> > Chris, I completely agree with you.  Were it possible to install a
> "normal"
> > OS easily, I would have done so, but the device only has a CF card slot,
> and
> >  there is no secondary boot device, so you end up trying to install the
> OS
> > on  the memory stick image you have booted from, and this does not seem
> to
> > work.  ...
> I think the idea is that you do the install on some other system, using
> something like a USB to CF adapter.
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