Setting up an SD card to boot from
This is the complete, accurate guide to getting a TS-7260 to boot debian etch with a nice large root
Get a 512mb image from technologic, such as 512mbsd-7400-linux26-etch-oabi.dd. ftp://ftp.embeddedarm.com/ts-arm-sbc/ts-7400-linux/binaries/ts-images/ has these images.
dd it to disk:
dd if=512mbsd-7400-linux26-etch-oabi.dd of=/dev/mmcblk0
Eject the disk, and re-insert it. If your computer automounts it, umount it. This is to make sure the partition table we're looking at is sane.
With devio, mtd-utils, and jfsutils installed (these may be different for non-ubuntu systems), fire up gparted and resize the partition, click-and-drag style. Uncheck "round to cylinders". If it fails the first time, fsck it, it'll probably be clean, and just try to resize again, it'll work. We use gparted for this because it's the cleanest, easiest way to handle the nonstandard geometry while still making sure that the filesystem is not destroyed.
Boot it on the arm board
ln -sf /linuxrc-sdroot /linuxrc; save to make the arm board boot into the full environment on the sdcard.
reboot the arm board.
log in as root
set a password
set up /etc/network/interfaces:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 22.214.171.124 netmask 255.255.252.0 gateway 126.96.36.199
set up /etc/resolv.conf:
disable weird services from starting and shut them off, like apache and x:
update-rc.d -f apache2 remove update-rc.d -f startx remove update-rc.d -f x11-common remove
Lenny's not smart enough to mount devpts right, so make /etc/fstab look like this:
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs default 0 0 none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
lenny needs this: set up the system to mount devpts properly by running
mount -v -t devpts none /dev/pts. Otherwise, sshing in will fail.