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 Post subject: Ubuntu Gutsy is released
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:01 am 
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Ubuntu Gutsy is released ( http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu710 ). As usual, they did not put a Pegasos bootable kernel on the CD, neither create one during installation. I just finished a successful installation of Gutsy PPC Alternate on my Pegasos from CD ( http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/release ... owerpc.iso ). The relevant kernels are:

http://genesi.hu/ubuntu/gutsyalt_inst for installation
http://genesi.hu/ubuntu/gutsyalt_boot for booting the installed system

I found one serious problem: there is no network available after installation. To fix this (if you have DHCP on your network) is to edit as root /etc/network/interfaces and remove the # sign from the beginning of the last line, and execute
Code:
/etc/init.d/network start


I also created a network installer for the Pegasos, but I could not yet fully test it, as the Ubuntu server seems to be overloaded (a single server, ports.ubuntu.com serves all the world for non x86 machines...).

http://genesi.hu/ubuntu/gutsy_netinst

I suppose, that 'gutsyalt_boot' can be used to boot the installed system.

The next step is to create an EFIKA installer, but it goes a bit slowly, as development packages can be downloaded only at <0.5k/s :-(

Have a lot of fun! (sorry for the SUSE slogan ;-) )

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One more bug: tasksel provides an 'ssh-server' task, but it does not work and the installer exits to the main menu. So, please don't select it, rather install it once the system is installed, if you need it. The necessary command as root is:
Code:
apt-get install openssh-server

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:33 am 
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OK, a not yet fully tested (my network install is still running) Gutsy network installer and boot kernel for EFIKA are uploaded. They are available at:

http://genesi.hu/ubuntu/gutsyefika_netinst for efika network isntall
http://genesi.hu/ubuntu/gutsyefika_boot for booting Gutsy on EFIKA

I'll add a note, once I finished a successful installation. Maybe tomorrow, at this download speed...

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wonderful Peter !!! thank you so much
trying the Efika netinstall right now...

(it's slow indeed; sorry for slowing you down even more :-p )


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Hi Peter

Just want you to know that there are many people that are thankful for your efforts that probably don't post here.

Sincerely,
Thomas


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:25 pm 
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magnetic wrote:
Just want you to know that there are many people that are thankful for your efforts that probably don't post here.


Looking at the web server referrer logs, the news is already spread to a couple of different Amiga websites, a couple of people were alerted by e-mail (the referrer is a webmail system), etc. So many people never see my original post :)

Anyway: if you have problems, please let me know, and I'll try to check it out.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:52 am 
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like here : http://www.amigaimpact.org/modules/news ... oryid=2241 ;-)

but i would never forget to mention your name for the credits ;-)

just one thing, the right command to start the network after editing the interfaces settings is :

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sudo /etc/init.d/networking start


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:37 am 
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SoundSquare wrote:
but i would never forget to mention your name for the credits ;-)


Thanks :-)

Quote:
just one thing, the right command to start the network after editing the interfaces settings is :

Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking start


Well, the powerdeveloper forum misses an important shell function: it does not finish command names when I use 'tab' :-)

And almost forgot to mention: my Xubuntu install finished successfully using the posted EFIKA install and boot kernels.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:33 am 
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Hello,

When I try to begin a netinstall or alternate install with
the iso burned on cd-rw, or boot on alternate boot kernels, I have a
big problem with my keyboard. From the firmware prompt when the kernel
is loading my keyboard is effective, I can press the 3 lock keys on
and off, but after kernel loading it is ineffective, no response from
the 3 lock keys. My keyboard is an usb one plugged with a ps2 adapter
to the peg. I do not encounter this problem with feisty install or
boot kernels.

Brumiga


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:35 am 
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Did you try to plug your keyboard directly into an USB port? Just tested, it works without any problems with both OF and gutsyalt_inst.

BTW: for the Pegasos I did nothing more, than used mkvmlinuz from an installed 'feisty' to build the kernels with a similar command line:
Code:
mkvmlinuz -o gutsyX_Y -k vmlinux -i initrd.gz -z -v


For the EFIKA it was a bit more difficult: I had to patch the gutsy kernel with EFIKA patches ( http://dev.gentoo.org/~nixnut/efika/efi ... 22.tar.bz2 ), compile it, and than use mkvmlinuz again, to create the different kernels.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:20 am 
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Peter:
Even more downloads.. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:56 am 
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czp wrote:
BTW: for the Pegasos I did nothing more, than used mkvmlinuz from an installed 'feisty' to build the kernels with a similar command line:
Code:
mkvmlinuz -o gutsyX_Y -k vmlinux -i initrd.gz -z -v


For the EFIKA it was a bit more difficult: I had to patch the gutsy kernel with EFIKA patches ( http://dev.gentoo.org/~nixnut/efika/efi ... 22.tar.bz2 ), compile it, and than use mkvmlinuz again, to create the different kernels.


Is this ready for a front page, maybe Platform Support?

We can bundle Marcin Kurek's GRUB build now, so maybe we don't need to even mess with binding kernels and initrd. Just an updated kernel would be fine.

Just the kernel, stock initrd (this could be replaced with the latest release) and instructions on the boot loader, extracted to a USB stick would make a good solution worthy of a Platform Support page.

We could even abstract the GRUB loader by having users make aliases; since GRUB2 works from the ones provided by the firmware, a simple "ubuntu" alias could be used for the boot medium (be it a CD or USB stick or a hard disk) to install from, and make the GRUB config entirely portable.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:56 pm 
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Brumiga wrote:
Hello,

When I try to begin a netinstall or alternate install with
the iso burned on cd-rw, or boot on alternate boot kernels, I have a
big problem with my keyboard. From the firmware prompt when the kernel
is loading my keyboard is effective, I can press the 3 lock keys on
and off, but after kernel loading it is ineffective, no response from
the 3 lock keys. My keyboard is an usb one plugged with a ps2 adapter
to the peg. I do not encounter this problem with feisty install or
boot kernels.

Brumiga


I think I've got similar problem with gutsy_netinst: after the screen with languages to choose appears, I can't do anything, my keyboard just doesn't respond.

The same keyboard works properly in OF prompt and other linux installations, e.g. Debian 4.0.

My keyboard is a standard PS/2 one.

Any help would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:51 am 
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lord_spider wrote:
My keyboard is a standard PS/2 one.

Any help would be appreciated.


You need to probably run the Pegasos Device Tree Supplement before you boot. It's on the front page of this site.

For a quick fix, go into firmware and run 'nvedit' and enter this code after the aliases;

Code:
probe-all
s" /pci@80000000/isa@C/8042@i60" find-device
s" 8042" encode-string device-type
device-end


Press CTRL+C to exit the editor, and run 'nvstore' to save it - then reboot or type the same lines on the command line before booting Linux. It should fix the problem.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:40 pm 
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Well with my trusty, never-failing... oh who am I kidding, with my trusty yet oddly highly temperamental Efika I'm giving this a try.

Booted the gutsyefika_netinst from a USB stick and currently it's been running through the installer for a couple of hours (handy note to anyone - it will appear to be stuck at around 6% for a VERY long time when it comes to the installing the desktop/software phase) and seems to be working according to plan so far. Cautiously optimistic with this one! :wink:


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