MIPS Installation/Booting from USB stick
After downloading the base tarball and extracting it to a ext2 partitioned USB stick, you can boot from it on your Yeeloong following these steps:
- With the machine turned off, plug the USB stick into a port (I used the one on the left side)
- Turn on the Yeeloong and press Del so the PMON pseudo-shell starts.
- Load the kernel and the initrd image. Your device will be /dev/fs/ext2@usb0, (usb0,0) and /dev/sdc1, so
PMON> load /dev/fs/ext2@usb0/boot/vmlinuz-linux-libre (loading messages...) PMON> initrd (usb0,0)/boot/initramfs-linux-libre-fallback.img (loading for a really long time) PMON> g root=/dev/sdc1 console=tty no_auto_cmd (boot!)