Originally Posted by crache
It might be best to cross compile from another device.
It would be a little faster, but more time consuming to set-up. That would be outside the scope of this tiny pseudo tutorial anyways
I'm thinking that a lot of write activity will wear out the internal storage faster?
True, but I'd guess that's a 10 to 20 year process. Most phones are ssd, and last about that long... some laptops come with ssd drives, they wouldn't if they didn't last ~some~ amount of time. Besides - if cell phones are any indication of the future - I'll have cracked the screen by then, or dropped it in the toilet :P
Is libhybris part of your plan?
Nope, my plan is to have only
gentoo on my tiny box. I may eventually look into setting up android in a chroot, if you google it, someone has done that before, on a different device. If i remember correctly, it booted Debian, then set-up the android chroot, and passed graphics control off to android.
What about booting "toram" from a squashfs filesystem stored on "sdcard". This could allow coexistence with the default filesystem as well as increased performance.
Well, if you wanted that, you could set it up that way. I'm looking to get Xorg up and running, lighttpd, firefox, and wine (for ie), and set-up a portable web development tablet. I'm turning this toy into a computer
That said, when i get around to making the "install CD" or image file, it'll probably be a 650-400MB image file, compatible with multiboot, and it'll be up to you to figure out the finer details. That is the idea behind gentoo anyways, to fine tune your system to how you
want, and not how someone else thinks is best.
As an aside, after playing with cpufreq for a while, and wifi, I have a feeling my battery problem has more to do with the screen being powered. Apparently there isn't a way to turn off the power to the GPU and LCD from VT, without a working Xorg server. At least none that I can find.