M4I is a slightly modified version of Midori Linux for the Iopener. It
- Linux 2.4.3-midori
- Netscape Communicator 4.78 (with Shockwave Flash 4(TM), but
- xmms 1.0.3
- vncviewer 3.3.3r2
- micq 0.47
- NFS-support for your favourite mp3s :)
- pump dhcp-client
- Web-based configuration interface
2001-07-25 0.91 is out
There's still some 4 MB of free space left on the flash-device,
so there's still plenty of room for more applications.
Suggestions are welcome :).
- now optimized for Pentium-class processors (0.9 was optimized
- now supports all Linux-supported USB- and parallel-port
- no boot-messages for faster startup-time
2001-08-01 0.92 is out
- new executables: vncviewer, traceroute
- now includes Netscape Communicator 4.78 (with Mail and
- master volume now set to 100%
- you can now save your Netscape-preferences with "store
configuration". Most usefull if you configure your mail- and
- still no ppp :)
2001-08-05 0.93 is out
- new executable: micq
- added micq and vncviewer to "Linux"-Menu
- new item "Sound Configuration" in config
2001-11-01 m4i discontinued
As some of you already noticed, m4i's development has come to a halt.
I started m4i as a toy project on a friend's Iopener. Basically, all I
wanted was to try Midori. Because of your encouragement, it grew into a
quite usable distro, but other projects are keeping me busy and I had to
return the Iopener I tried my images on.
So all I can offer you right now is my help if someone else wants to take
over the development (I read this has already happened which is great :)
Thanks for your support.
2002-01-14 Updated m4i-image available!
Bob Dougherty took the build-image and added support for version-5
iopeners, USB mass storage devices and Kawasaki ethernet adapters. Visit
his m4i-page for details.
You can still download the latest test-version or use the build-kit
as a starting-point for your own version of m4i:
Just unzip the file and write it to the flash-disk of your iopener
(assuming you're running Linux on your iopener:
# dd if=m4i.img of=/dev/hdb bs=512
DOS-Users can use "dolly" and flash the image just like
they would flash a jailbait-image.
WARNING: THIS WILL ERASE YOUR FLASH-DISK! AND DON'T TRY
THIS ON YOUR DESKTOP-COMPUTER!
Untar as root (tar xvpf ...) and run the build-script as root. This should
generate the SanDisk-Image: flash.disk.
Some random thoughts and tips:
- root/ contains all files and binaries and is used by the build-script
to create the image.
- m4i uses glibc-2.1.3. Most Redhat 6.2-binaries work, but you will
probably need more libraries.
- Here is the kernel-config used for 0.93.
You need the midori-version of the kernel, because it contains some
patches for cramfs that are absolutely necessary.
- kernel/bzImage is the kernel-image used by the build-script
I'd love to hear from you. Please send your comments,
suggestions etc. to Ingo
|Netscape on the Iopener
|xmms, netscape and other binaries