[maemo-users] Getting Easy-Debian to work

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 30 17:00:02 EEST 2009
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 6:28 AM, John B. Holmblad <jholmblad at hotmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> after installing an 8g SDHC card on my N800 I decided to make use of it
> by downloading/installing the Turbo Easy Debian for Everyone v0.9.19 app
> that is available now from the maemo downloads www page. It installed
> successfully and it deposited apps into several app directory categories
> (extras, utilities,  and comms ? - I am not in front of my N800 right
> now to provide the exact details). However when I select on, say, the
> openoffice app in the extras category, it fails with an obscure error
> message. It seems that there is a defined sequence of the installed
> "helper"apps that must be launched in order for things to work
> correctly. Unfortunately the maemo www page for this app does not
> clearly define those steps.
> Any help would be appreciated so I can avoid the need to hunt and peck
> my way to success.
> Also, I would like to understand how this easy-Debian install works. It
> would appear that it utilizes the N800 OS as a sort of hypervisor
> virtualization layer and the easy-Debian install runs as a guest OS but
> I am not certain.
> Any insights/help would be much appreciated.
> --
> Best Regards,
> John Holmblad

I haven't done this yet, but intend to at some point on my N800. As I
understand it, you have to not only install Easy-Debian, but also
download and install an image file. Here's a link to the ITT page for

According to that, you have to run another installer after Turbo Easy
Debian has been installed in order to get the actual OS image file
that has the apps in it.


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