Booting OpenWRT and Debian

Rubén Berenguel ruben at
Sat Jun 12 05:57:20 EDT 2010


Your solutions are way harder than what I think I can manage... and I
don't have a microSD card reader either... Big problem ahead. I'll try
to get a microSD card reader somehow, when I bought my card they
didn't have any. S**t!

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:45, Mirko Vogt <lists at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-06-12 at 09:50 +0200, Rubén Berenguel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there any way to have both Debian and OpenWRT installed in the same
>> Nano without problems? I would like to keep porting OpenWRT packages,
>> but to do so need a live box where I can test them, and now my nano
>> (which is pretty useful with Debian... We need an emacs port for
>> OpenWRT!) only has Debian... and I use it, so removing Debian is not
>> an option.
>> Any suggestions?
>> I have a microSD card where I could install Debian or OpenWRT... but I
>> prefer to have it for backup purposes and swapfile and these things.
>> Ruben
> As the Ben has by default 4 partitions (bootloader, kernel, rootfs,
> data), e.g. OpenWrt could be flashed into the rootfs-partition and
> Debian into the data-partition.
> Booting them should be able with U-Boot environments as OpenMoko does
> for the Neos (
> This would require a working keyboard in uboot, however, if not already
> done, this shouldn't be difficult, as the keyboard is GPIO-based.
> Greets
> mirko
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