So far I have been remiss to subject by KuroBoxPro (KBP) to the instructions provided for Genlink because it's a one way street, with regards to uboot, and I will not be able to go back easily of it isn't what I want. So far I have been telneting into the KBP partitioning by HD and extracting the Genlink tar and then chrooting into the new environment and attempting to upgrade and install software and generally administer the KBP as I do on my other Gentoo Linux (x86) boxes. I am getting many failed compiles on the box and generally there seems to be many missing things like proper headers.
So my questions:
- Are we stuck with mostly using the binaries compiled for the KBP? (I say mostly because 1 in 10 things I attempted to emerge from source in the chrooted environment actually compiled.)
- Seeing as you have a functioning Linux system that you can telnet into can one do a base Gentoo install, as per Gentoo's own documentation and stage tarballs, and start from scratch that way or do you need to do cross compiling on another machine in order to get something workable on the KBP? (I would prefer this as I'm quite comfortable with Gentoo on the x86 architecture and want my KBP to be set up the way I like rather than how things are done in Genlink.)
- How was the Genlink tarball created? If there are some steps online for how it was made I would like to take a stab at doing one myself.
I admit I know almost nothing about the arm architecture and what limitations that may have with regards to Linux/Gentoo functionality. Thanks in Advance.