Creating an EABI Lenny system
The "Lenny" EABI system
The new debian "Lenny" release (5) comes with an eabi version, called "armel" versus the standard, oabi "arm" version. Getting there is not so trivial.
First create a new kernel (see ). Make sure you use the eabi cross compiler and have
CONFIG_ARM_THUMB=y CONFIG_AEABI=y CONFIG_OABI_COMPAT=y
set for the kernel.
This should boot with the old "etch" (release 4) version.
Changing the system
Not so simple, and I am not there yet.
First attempt using "apt-get dist-upgrade" failed, in that it upgrades to the "arm" and not the "armel" version.
Next attempt: follow these http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiHowto, but then different.
Try using debootstrap, info is here: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/426
First get it, then run it
apt-get install debootstrap debootstrap --verbose --arch armel --foreign lenny /armel-chroot http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian
Next, get some coffee and grade your homework, since this takes a while. Oh, and the card you do this on needs to be big enough. I used an 8GB microSD with an adapter.