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Old 01-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #180
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Originally Posted by R0nd View Post
It looks great, but it'd be really cool if someone posted a step-by-step guide on how to build Debian for Kindle. As far as I understood I'd need a desktop Debian install to use multistrap, what are other options? What should I do after building it? Thanks.
You don't need Debian, just multistrap or debootstrap (the first one is faster and a bit simplier).

There are plenty of manuals and tutorials available on the internet:

http://wiki.debian.org/Multistrap
http://www.linutop.com/wiki/index.ph...ls/Debootstrap
http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/01/...-installation/ (you have to skip partition things as it won't be needed here)

It's best to create file with filesystem, mount it on your desktop, install and then just copy it to /mnt/us on the Kindle, as FAT32 filesystem won't preserve needed permissions and metadata. After that you can use my scripts to mount it and chroot into it. BTW, I'll post updated scripts with title bar notifications soon.

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All of that of course needs basic unix knowledge, but without that you won't be able to really use Debian on Kindle. It's purpose is to give you standard GNU/Linux system which you can freely hack - if you don't want to it's not for you. But, of course, it's never too late to learn something new
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