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janrinze at janrinze at
Sat Jul 28 06:45:21 EDT 2007

A bit of a surprise to see some activity on this list..

Has anyone updated his/her kernel to 2.6.21 or newer?

Jan Rinze.

---- "Andrew E. Mileski" <andrewm at> schrijft: 
> D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> > 
> > What is the best distro/version to run?  My machine came with
> >   OfficeServer version 2.0 [Build 8]
> >   kernel 2.2.14 - 20000612 on armv4l
> >   NeTrom 2.1.16c
> > I have to admit that currently this is a toy for me.  I may have no
> > actual practical application.
> You'll lose OfficeServer functionality, which basically boils down to
> the proprietary VPN software it comes with (if I recall correctly),
> and the web based operation.
> I think Ralph has been compiling Fedora Core 6 (maybe 7?) on and off.
> There may be an issue with 2.6 kernel and booting.
> You'll need to hack the firmware to boot anything other than Linux.
> I've not touched my ARM NetWinder in quite a long time.  Ralph would be
> more up-to-date.  I'm sure he'll chime in shortly.
> > The rescue partition works: I used it to overcome the fact that I
> > didn't know the root password (it was not "vnc").  Interesting that
> > this minimal system doesn't even have mv or chmod commands but it does
> > have both vi and joe.
> I find that surprising too, since those are both in coreutils and I'm
> pretty certain it's in there.  Of course, I have no idea what evil was
> done to my NetWinder distros to create an OfficeServer variant.
> --
> Andrew E. Mileski
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