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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:09 am 
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Image

For anybody wanting to give openSUSE 10.3 a try on the EFIKA, I made the entry much easy and quicker. I created an image, which has an XFCE based desktop, and all the latest security updates. It should work on any EFIKA with a Radeon 9xxx videocard.

Major softwares are: XFCE 4.4, abiword, gnumeric, Opera, xine, MPlayer, audacious

It is available in two forms:
- a large tgz file: http://www.powerdeveloper.org/platforms/efika/susedemo
- using rsync: rsync://genesi.hu/susedemo/

Here is a quick installation guide:

Passwords used in the image are:
root/genesi
genesi/genesi

For the image to run two partitions are needed:
- a linux swap
- an ext2/3 for the rest

As swap is found automagically (by adding a trick to boot.local) and there is just one / partition, editing of /etc/fstab is not necessary.

Set up partitions:
- if you already have a Linux installed on the HDD, use that
- if not, you can use instructions from below

Download the image:
- if you have a fast Internet connection, then use the rsync method from below
- if you have a slow internet connection, then download the tgz file and extract it to the partition

Reboot and boot it with one of the supplied kernels:

The 'official' openSUSE kernel is in /boot/efika, boot it with:
Code:
ok boot hd:X boot/efika root=/dev/sdaY

where Y=X+1 :-)
There is also a kernel based on 2.6.19.2 + efika.de patches. This requires a small firmware workaround in forth adopted from powerdeveloper.org, at least with earlier EFIKA machines:
Code:
ok boot hd:X boot/soundfix.forth
ok boot hd:X boot/efika19 root=/dev/mpc52xx_ataY

This one has a lot better IDE performance, applications come up a lot more quickly, and due to the better IDE driver, even sound is better.

And here is the part, which I regarded to as "from below". This describes installation to an empty HDD.

Download http://roxen.integrity.hu/pub/opensuse/ ... oot/inst32

Boot it to rescue mode by entering at the OK prompt: boot inst32 linemode=0 (adopt to the situation, I mean eth:xxxx, or usb key, etc.)

choose language and keyboard layout
choose 'start installation or system'
choose 'start rescue system'
choose 'network'
choose 'http'
use dhcp (or set up your network manually)

IP of webserver: 193.178.119.148
directory: /pub/opensuse/distribution/10.3/repo/oss/

wait :)

Log in as root, there is no password

Use
Code:
dhcpcd -d eth0
to start networking (or configure it manually)

Use 'parted' if you need to partition the HDD, for documentation see http://en.opensuse.org/PegasosQuickStart#parted

Format the partition, where you want to download:
Code:
mke2fs -j /dev/sda3
(or the partition, which you want to use)

Mount the partition:
Code:
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt
(or the partition, which you want to use)

Change to that directory:
Code:
cd /mnt


Download the installed system with rsync:
Code:
rsync -avH --progress --delete rsync://genesi.hu/susedemo/ .


Reboot and enjoy :)


Last edited by czp on Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:57 am, edited 1 time in total.

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amazing ! i'll give it a try

is sound enabled ?


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Yes, sound is enabled with both kernels, and not muted.


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Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:39 am

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Nice work Peter. 8)


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Good job!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:20 am 
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An updated image was uploaded yesterday evening. These fix a couple of small problems and warning messages. Unless you want to image multiple EFIKAs, there is no need to download it again, just look at the DIY section after each change:

- removed the audit package to silence some warning messages with the self compiled 2.6.19 kernel (and it does not have much use on a desktop anyway...) DIY:
Code:
rpm -e audit

- added 'nano' text editor on popular request. DIY:
Code:
zypper -v in nano

- added 'postfix set-permissions' to boot.local, so permissions should be correct even if using the tgz (rsync had it correctly) DIY:
Code:
postfix set-permissions


Have a lot of fun! (openSUSE (C)(R)(TM))


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I was glad to see, that there were many downloads of susedemo103.tgz but I did not receive any feedback. Does it mean, that nobody actually used it, or that everything is perfect? I hope, that the later one :-) Still, I would also like to hear about positive experiences! Thanks!


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Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:39 am

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czp wrote:
I was glad to see, that there were many downloads of susedemo103.tgz but I did not receive any feedback. Does it mean, that nobody actually used it, or that everything is perfect? I hope, that the later one :-) Still, I would also like to hear about positive experiences! Thanks!


Okay!

It's time to quit downloading from Peter's website, and use the "official" release!

We have created a Platform Support page for this and hosted the files plus some still-to-be-improved images and documentation.

http://www.powerdeveloper.org/platforms/efika/susedemo

The Installer kernel also includes PartImage, which will come in handy for making compressed images of disk partitions. We are working on this now so we can easily provide a way to boot from a USB key (the Rescue image is meant to run from there to install the tarball, so your space requirement is basically under 1GB - it is also a good start for NetInstalling a SuSE system, or if you have an 8GB stick, you can even copy the *entire* SuSE DVD to it and copy this stuff over the top :)

Comments etc. should be sent to Peter as usual, this forum will now be the support place :)
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst


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