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Re: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?

Björn Persson wrote:

> So if this processor is actually not supported anymore (contrary to the
> information that Jonas Smedegaard linked to), then it looks like I
> should get started on replacing the hardware, rather than putting a lot
> of work into temporary solutions. It's sad to have to throw away
> working hardware, but that's the way it is in the whole industry.
> Debian is at least better than many others in that regard.

It is not supported by Debian, but you can build the kernel easily, because
it is supported by the kernel. Advantage is you customize to your hardware
(just know what drivers you need for what hardware/chipset)

1. debootstrap a 386 debian
2. chroot and update/install whatever you need
3. download unzip kernel code
4. configure
make ARCH=i386 menuconfig

5. build
make -j4 ARCH=i386 deb-pkg

voila, you have your debian packages dpkg -i ...

the easiest way to test for me was boot via tftp, if your one supports PXE

PS: systemd was overkill and it never worked here, using init