OpenRD-Ultimate – it’s alive!

After much gnashing of teeth, I have a working OpenRD box!

It is, of course, running Gentoo and a rather bastardised kernel mashup as currently there’s very little official support for the “ultimate” version of the OpenRD platform.

Just to prove that it’s alive:

And CPU info:

The primary resources were a kernel build post on the OpenRD Google Group, help from a really obliging chap on the PlugComputer forums that helped me fix my uBoot ethernet issues and the Gentoo SheevaPlug install guide (it’s near enough to a SheevaPlug to be very useful).

There’s also a bit more about ethernet gubbins in an OpenRD-Ultimate post on the Google Group, and general musings from me on the Gentoo Forums.