manual & docs
drivers & updates
What you need to know about the aero
Partitioning the harddisk
Choosing the installation method
Preparing the Aero for a Red Hat 6.1 harddisk install
The Red Hat 6.1 Installation Process
Access to DOS-Partitions
Patching and compiling a new kernel
Solving the RAM problem
Installing PCMCIA and configuring it for Bad RAM
Finished - What comes next?
Advanced Power Management
Getting WebDAV to work with XP
GNU Free Documentation License
the people (& their mails)
the aeros wildest dream...
dpkg --install *.deb
Compiled custom-kernel 2.4.26-aero.2
Kernel was slightly modified: Added PLIP-support (as module) and CONFIG_RTC=m for access to the real time clock and prevent messages like "Can't locate module char-major-10-135".
In the pcmcia-cs package I added a comment in "/etc/pcmcia/network.opts" that Debian networking is not configured there, but in "/etc/network/interfaces" and that one must uncomment the line "auto eth0" in that "interfaces"-file.
First release of my custom-kernel 2.4.26-aero
and the appropriate kernel- and pcmcia-files.
So after describing the difficult way of patching and installing a kernel that suits the aero and installing pcmcia:
Now the explanation for debian users:
Go to my debian directory
and download all seven files to a new folder on the aero.
Change to that folder and command
"dpkg --install *.deb"
in the appropriate section of the newly installed
kernel, so bad ram-addresses will be excluded.
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.26-aero.2 label=linux read-only append="badram=0x010d0000,0xffff8000" root=/dev/hda13
Don't forget to run lilo afterwards to save your changes to the master boot record.
c:\loadlin\loadlin.exe c:\loadlin\vmlinuz root=30d badram=0x010d0000,0xffff8000
Description of the debian kernel-files
Is the configuration file for my compiled custom kernel. Check this file to see if the kernel matches your needs. In effect the kernel should have most needed features - however you may download "kernel-source-2.4.26-aero_aero.1_all.deb" to rebuild the kernel the debian way.
Installs the documentation files of the custom kernel - in difference to the original, there are docs about badram and openwall included.
are the header files of my custom kernel, they may be required for the installation of some programs.
is a custom kernel I compiled for the aero. It is already patched with badram and the security patch openwall. Most features like support for nfs, smb, dos/fat-fs, ppp, isdn, wireless etc are already included. However some features may be missing, so read the config-file. As I will recompile the aero-kernel with next kernel versions, please feel free to send me your requests. ;-)
The kernel source (and the biggest file in this directory). If you install it, you get the source files of my patched kernel copied to /usr/src/linux-2.4.26-aero. So with that you can reconfigure and recompile the kernel without breaking anything.
PCMCIA is not compiled into the kernel, because the external modules do a much better job. They are included in this package and were compiled against my custom kernel-source. I took the 3.2.5-2.6 version from backports.org because pcmcia-source of debian stable is only version 3.1.33 and pcmcia-cards are changing fast.
Is the cardmanager software and configuration files for using pcmcia with the aero. They fit exactly to the pcmcia-modules. I already changed the files "/etc/pcmcia/pcmcia.opts" (to have the memory addresses specified, which work with the aero) and "/etc/init.d/pcmcia" (to delay the start of pcmcia-service a bit, so sysvinit wouldn't start other daemons before the initialisation of pcmcia is finished.
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