Started by Tsaukpaetra, October 04, 2008, 12:11:03 AM
QuoteI bet you get a lot of messages of this sort, but here is mine...I'm a dabbler in the Linux world (not quite a newbie, but not one to know all of the console commands) and am trying to use this kit to add a few files to the micro plus build of ddwrt 24 for the wrt54gv5 router.What I originally thought would be as simple as download-extract-go process has ended up in downloading several linux live distros and trying to get the thing to compile...I am using a virtual PC (which isn't the source of the problem btw) in an effort to ease this for future windows users (yeah, right! ).Thus far, I haven't found a version that isn't less than 100 Mb with the ability to compile and has a basic X gui and has svn. (I don't expect people to need to download a gigantic file just to extract and compile a simple firmware image!)I need to know what the easiest method of installing a tiny Linux distro would be with the following qualities:â€¢ Has a GUI, with some sort of file manager and desktop (with icons that I can shortcut for various functions when done)â€¢ Has compiling abilities to recompile the latest version of the kit when neededâ€¢ Has an easy-to-use (no bells-and-whistle-overloads) text editorUm... I think that's it for starters. I can try and spend days doing research on this, but if you have a few pointers I would greatly appreciate it! Who knew such a simple task as adding a 50K file was so difficult? I'm out to change that (hopefully).I believe this can be accomplished within the range of 30Mb max (since it will be running in a virtual PC, I think i can safely strip out a lot of extra drivers and stuff that can't be used...) and will be easy enough to use that I can just download an image to the virtual pc, drag it onto a shortcut, modify, drag the mod folder on a different shortcut, and upload the modded firmware to the router. Easy, right? At least, that's the goal .Thanks for all of your hard work, btw. This software (once I get it working) will be the coolest thing i can get for my router yet!