Gentoo on an EfikaMX Smartbook (via SD Card)

Finally finished documenting installing Gentoo on an EfikaMX Smartbook (on an SD card, from there it’s pretty easy to see how to install to the pata, so I didn’t bother writing 2 different versions)

Thankfully, Raúl Porcel prettied it up for me with GuideXML and it’s now hosted on my Gentoo devspace at .

If you aren’t familiar with the Genesi EfikaMX Smartbook, you can head on over to and take a look.

If I missed anything in the guide, please let me know!

~ by steev on April 10, 2011.

2 Responses to “Gentoo on an EfikaMX Smartbook (via SD Card)”

  1. great howto, thanks. But is it possible to have a bootkernel without initrd?
    Does your boot.script example is complete?

    I’d like to have a second stage bootloader like there is parthenope on ppc (sam440 and sam460)…

    • If you don’t want to use an initrd all you need to do is build in things like the pata driver, or mmc driver, depending on where you are installing. If no initrd file is found, it automatically appends noinitrd to the bootargs in the default boot.script (copied from Debian’s Wiki)

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