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[[category:Plan 9]]
 
[[category:Plan 9]]
[[category:Raspberry Pi]]
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[[category:RaspberryPi]]
The Plan 9 operating system has been made available as open source by [[Bell Labs]] since 1992.
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The Plan 9 operating system has been made available as open source by ''Bell Labs'' since 1992.
 
It is an experimental operating system specially targeted to developers.
 
It is an experimental operating system specially targeted to developers.
Since it has a small footprint is a perfect candidate operating system for [[Raspberry Pi]].
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Since it has a small footprint it is a perfect candidate operating system for the [[RPi_Hub|Raspberry Pi]].
This is a rough script to install '''Plan 9''' on e.g. a [[Raspberry Pi]].
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This is a rough script to install '''Plan 9''' on e.g. a [[RPi_Hub|Raspberry Pi]].
  
 
==Obtaining the installation kit==
 
==Obtaining the installation kit==
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==Available partitions==
 
==Available partitions==
You can run another Linux system, or boot from a [[live DVD]], and have a [[USB stick]] (containing the distribution kit) and an (empty) [[SD card]] available.
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You can run another Linux system, or boot from a live DVD, and have a USB stick (containing the distribution kit) and an (empty) SD card available.
First check the available [[partition]]s on your system:
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First check the available partitions on your system:
  
 
  blkid
 
  blkid
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  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 481976320 Jun 29 22:41 9pi.img
 
  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 481976320 Jun 29 22:41 9pi.img
  
  [[dd]] bs=1M if=/mnt/sdc/9pi.img of=/dev/sdb
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  dd bs=1M if=/mnt/sdc/9pi.img of=/dev/sdb
 
or if you did not unzip the kit:
 
or if you did not unzip the kit:
  [[gunzip]] -dc /mnt/sdc/9pi.img.gz |[[dd]] bs=1M of=/dev/sdb
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  gunzip -dc /mnt/sdc/9pi.img.gz | dd bs=1M of=/dev/sdb
 
Caveat: all the data from the target SD card will be lost...
 
Caveat: all the data from the target SD card will be lost...
  
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Note:
 
Note:
 
#Remark that you have still plenty of empty space on the target disk
 
#Remark that you have still plenty of empty space on the target disk
#You could create other partitions like [[Raspbian]] in a multi-boot environment using [[GParted]] and [[dd]]
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#You could create other partitions like [[Raspbian]] in a multi-boot environment using GParted and dd
 
#Additional (data) partitions could be added as well
 
#Additional (data) partitions could be added as well
  
 
==First boot==
 
==First boot==
Now you can mount the [[SD card]] in a [[Raspberry Pi]], and have a first boot.
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Now you can mount the SD card in a Raspberry Pi, and have a first boot.
 
Do not forget to connect a keyboard, mouse, and a HDMI screen.
 
Do not forget to connect a keyboard, mouse, and a HDMI screen.
  
 
==Activating the network==
 
==Activating the network==
To enable [[DHCP]] networking you can choose another boot file:
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To enable DHCP networking you can choose another boot file:
 
  cp /boot/cmdline-demo-net.txt /boot/cmdline.txt
 
  cp /boot/cmdline-demo-net.txt /boot/cmdline.txt
 
You could customize both cmdline.txt and config.txt
 
You could customize both cmdline.txt and config.txt
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==Serial port console access==
 
==Serial port console access==
You might try to have [[console access]].
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You might try to have console access. See [[RPi Serial Connection]].
See [[RPi Serial Connection]].
 
  
 
  dmesg |tail
 
  dmesg |tail
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  ^az
 
  ^az
Unresolved: we would require a [[getty daemon]] to get a console prompt...
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Unresolved: we would require a getty daemon to get a console prompt...
  
 
==Internet links==
 
==Internet links==

Latest revision as of 13:41, 12 November 2015


The Plan 9 operating system has been made available as open source by Bell Labs since 1992. It is an experimental operating system specially targeted to developers. Since it has a small footprint it is a perfect candidate operating system for the Raspberry Pi. This is a rough script to install Plan 9 on e.g. a Raspberry Pi.

Obtaining the installation kit

Download the installation kit[1]. You might perform the unzip operation later:

gunzip 9pi.img.gz

Available partitions

You can run another Linux system, or boot from a live DVD, and have a USB stick (containing the distribution kit) and an (empty) SD card available. First check the available partitions on your system:

blkid
/dev/sdb1: UUID="E704-D4E9" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/sdc: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="WEBKIT" UUID="22DA-36EB" TYPE="vfat"

Check the target device:

fdisk -l /dev/sdb
  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            8192    61497343    30744576    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Note: Your environment might be different...

Install the Plan 9 system

Now install the Plan 9 operating system on the SD card:

umount /dev/sdb1

mount /dev/sdc /mnt/sdc

Check the source kit:

ls -l /mnt/sdc
total 598176
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 481976320 Jun 29 22:41 9pi.img
dd bs=1M if=/mnt/sdc/9pi.img of=/dev/sdb

or if you did not unzip the kit:

gunzip -dc /mnt/sdc/9pi.img.gz | dd bs=1M of=/dev/sdb

Caveat: all the data from the target SD card will be lost...

Partitions after the installation

fdisk -l /dev/sdb
  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1              63      120959       60448+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sdb2          120960     3782015     1830528   39  Plan 9

Note:

  1. Remark that you have still plenty of empty space on the target disk
  2. You could create other partitions like Raspbian in a multi-boot environment using GParted and dd
  3. Additional (data) partitions could be added as well

First boot

Now you can mount the SD card in a Raspberry Pi, and have a first boot. Do not forget to connect a keyboard, mouse, and a HDMI screen.

Activating the network

To enable DHCP networking you can choose another boot file:

cp /boot/cmdline-demo-net.txt /boot/cmdline.txt

You could customize both cmdline.txt and config.txt to tune your system to your requirements.

Serial port console access

You might try to have console access. See RPi Serial Connection.

dmesg |tail

screen /dev/ttyUSB0
^az

Unresolved: we would require a getty daemon to get a console prompt...

Internet links

References

  1. Plan 9 for Raspberry Pi, Retrieved 16-11-2014