I have added a known issues section to the install pages. You can use apt to install packages, although it only has the main powerpc feed by default - tbh I dont really use ubuntu, and how you partition it is up to you
You will need to figure out if it can do whatever network stuff you want with it. You might need to add kernel features/install utilities to do this. You would need to work out what to do yourself with regards to kernel features/utilities but I will document the kernel build procedure at nas-central at some point soon in case whatever doesn't work.
I don't do user support via IRC sorry I think its documented well enough though!
1-Firs i booted the foonas image The i tried o connect to my thecus n1200 admin page. this was my config => setenv serverip 192.168.1.99 (IP of tftp server) => setenv gatewayip 192.168.1.1 (default gateway) => setenv ipaddr 192.168.1.140 (IP of n1200) => saveenv (optional - saves config beyond reboot/shutdown)
i used a liksys router.
so after booting i tried 192.168.1.140 on my mozila and installed foonas from the web interface and i rebooted. Worked well
Post by badboy1985ro on Jan 11, 2009 5:18:25 GMT 7
And the partition of 128 MB (sda1) on your tutorial is not enough. First i used a 1gb partition and i received some error messages of disk space. After i make a 5 GB partition unpacking the archive worked well. The user needs about 2 GB space partition on the hdd for the archive+ unpacking according to your tutorial
Post by badboy1985ro on Jan 11, 2009 5:30:53 GMT 7
I believe that i made the mistake when i install foonas on flash. I suppose the ram drive was installed also when i installed foonas, and the ramdrive from thecus has 4 MB and the ram drive from foonas has only 2 MB.
It looks to me like you did not follow the guide correctly and installed the OS to the wrong partition. It does very clearly say that you need to install it to sda3 in this configuration after repartitioning it with fdisk, even with step by step instructions showing this.
At no point does it say to install anything from flash from the web interface. You have now installed an old version (of foonas-em) to flash over the thecus ramdisk so you probably wont be able to revert to the thecus firmware easily, which wont work properly with the kernel you later flash to boot ubuntu with.
You can follow the guide from the start again and it should still work, if you follow the guide.
Wireless should be supported in ubuntu (there should be ubuntu howtos on this, i guess). I guess any minipci card that is supported by this version of linux (2.6.27-rc9 in this case) should work. Kernel sources are included in the distro - you need to check what is/isn't supported.
It would be great if you can post back your success once you have got it working
Post by appleman1234 on Jan 14, 2009 17:11:25 GMT 7
Lol, figures this would happen ? I finally got my N1200 repaired after a year of waiting for them to fix the USB. timtim, you do realise your going about porting gentoo to the n1200 the wrong way ...?
I am currently working on a Gentoo firmware for the N1200 which has the existing infastructure and features intact (forward porting the kernel features). badboyro1985: did you still want me to make you a modified iptables package or has your patience wore thin ?