Krups-Linux: Embedded Linux for JavaStation-NC


Embedded Linux for Sun JavaStation-NC ("Krups") is based on the Debian (woody) sparc boot-floppy. Flash image contains SILO (slightly modied to allow us bootting with big initial ramdisk images) that allows bootting of Linux kernel (2.4.19) from flash either with framebuffer console or serial console. SILO defaults bootting embedded mini Linux system from flash, but there is also option of booting only kernel from flash and mountting nfs-root (using BOOTP/DHCP), or you can always specify your custom kernel options from silo command line...

Embedded mini Linux system, contains basic unix utilities (most of them provided by BusyBox) that can be found on Debian install floppies. Several programs have been added (some highlights):

On boot network interface is configured using DHCP/BOOTP by dhcpcd. When using the frame-buffer 6 virtual consoles are available and no password is needed. Only identd daemon is started on boot, no other services are started.


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Image signatures are made using GPG with this key
(Key fingerprint = 9168 CD7A 2F0A AB06 79D0 9BBA 9D08 A80C ED90 8D6A)

WARNING! This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
In other words, it works fine for me but use at your own risk, YMMV.

Latest flash images can be found from:


Timo Kokkonen <>
Last modified: Sun Dec 8 01:00:15 EET 2002