sap6 progress

There has been steady progress with Squeezed Arm Puppy, and it is about time to do another upload. I might designate this as "alpha 1".

Yesterday I compiled the kernel for the RP, using the official patched 3.1.9 source from git. I followed the instructions carefully, and only made small changes to the official .config file -- for example, Puppy needs the ramdisk size to be 32MB. After doing it all so carefully -- I even compiled the kernel on the RP -- I was unhappy when I tested it and got a "kernel panic".

I can't be bothered to go through that again. Next time that I upgrade the kernel, I will just use the latest official compiled kernel and modules.

Anyway, "alpha 1" should be out in a couple of days.

Posted on 27 Jun 2012, 22:58


Posted on 27 Jun 2012, 24:41 by cowonjolt
Debian beta release
Barry, are you aware of the recently released Debian wheezy beta for the Pi? see here>

Posted on 28 Jun 2012, 4:41 by Dougal
OT: Gooseberry
Barry, there's another Allwinner-based board (costs 40):

Posted on 28 Jun 2012, 8:54 by BarryK
Yes, there will likely be a pup built from Wheezy debs, and that will be codenamed "wap", meaning "Wheezy Arm Puppy"!

Posted on 28 Jun 2012, 8:56 by BarryK
or paw
Of course, there is also the temptation to reverse that!

Posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:40 by 01micko
re paw
..yeah.. you don't want to get confuddled with that mobile phone protocol :)