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|Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:50 am Post subject: Gentoo live USB for Excito B2 (with Linux 4.9.72) released
Do you own an Excito B2 (aka "Bubba|2", a ppc/e300c3 miniserver)?
If so, you may be interested to know that I've just released version 1.5.0 of my live-USB image of Gentoo Linux for the B2, on GitHub (here).
It uses kernel version 4.9.72 from gentoo-sources, with the necessary B2-specific patches applied.
You can burn the supplied image to a USB key (>=8Gb), then boot your B2 from it, without affecting any installed system on your B2's hard drive. You can even boot a diskless B2! No soldering, compilation or U-Boot flashing is required.
It's a full (persistent) ppc Gentoo system, not simply a 'minimal install' or 'stage3', so you can run emerge operations etc. immediately. Profile 17.0 is used, and a weekly autobuild binhost is provided for convenience.
Full instructions are provided on the GitHub page (including how to specify initial network settings, so you can ssh in once booted).
If you get a chance to try it, please let me know how you get on ^-^