All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: [Solved]Debian install
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:13 am 
Offline


Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:02 pm

24
Hi

I'm new on this forum and with a efika MX.

I would like to know how install debian on this awesome box ?
i downloaded the armel debian iso.
But with unetbootin it won't start.
i tred with usb image writer it won't recognize me any iso in my folder.

Then how can I install debian on a efika MX ?


Last edited by kikadisa on Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:41 am 
Offline
Genesi


Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:28 am

409

Finland
Hi.

You can check out the Debian Wiki here:
http://wiki.debian.org/EfikaMX

Here you can also find and SD image for the Efika with the ArmHF port of Debian:
http://www.powerdeveloper.org/forums/vi ... php?t=2031


Johan.
Johan Dams, Genesi USA Inc.
Director, Software Engineering

Yep, I have a blog... PurpleAlienPlanet


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:53 am 
Offline


Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:02 pm

24
Ok, i grabbed the image on http://www.powerdeveloper.org/platforms/efikamx/linux
The image file was more recent 25sept.

And i'm copying it on a sdcard with zx command
But after can i install it on the internal SSD ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:20 am 
Offline


Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:35 pm

16

Cambridge, UK
Hi kikadisa,

Did the SD card booted on your device fine?
It is possible to install in the internal memory but its not straight forward and you risk to brick your device as there is not proper installer (yet).

Cheers
-- Hector Oron <zumbi>


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:43 am 
Offline


Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:02 pm

24
Hi

After the second boot everything was fine i had a debian on my sd card working.

But i can't install Debian on the SSD because there's no tools for that ?
But is there a release date for this awesome tool ?

EDIT : Finally i will stay on the ubuntu factory release and i will remove all the stuff i don't need. I want a minimal system and after do what i want


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:49 am 
Offline


Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:35 pm

16

Cambridge, UK
kikadisa wrote:
But i can't install Debian on the SSD because there's no tools for that ?


Do you have a serial dongle just in case something goes wrong?
You can basically mount internal disk into a directory and tranfer SD card contents into internal memory, i.e.
Code:
$ sudo su
# mkdir -p /mnt/{mmc,sda}
# mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda # sda2 should have internal rootfs
# mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/mmc
# ls /mnt/{mmc,sda}
# rm -rf /mnt/sda/*
# cp -a /mnt/mmc/* /mnt/sda
# sync
# umount /mnt/mmc
# umount /mnt/sda
# reboot


kikadisa wrote:
But is there a release date for this awesome tool ?


For something more advanced, we'll have to wait for armhf to get into official Debian archive, then we'll be able to use debian-installer. Which should happen soon... see http://bugs.debian.org/615513#40

Best regards
-- Hector Oron <zumbi>


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:56 pm 
Offline


Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:02 pm

24
I had some bug by juste copying the second partition
then i also duplicate /boot on the first partition (sda1)

After i decided to remove all graphical package (gnome*) and fetchmail, postfix.

It take 75s to boot.
And i had a bug with networkManger.
I solved it by editing /etc/resolv.conf
and setup /etc/network/interfaces

It seems to be working.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:01 pm 
Offline


Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:02 pm

24
Finaly i decided to get back.
In fact i need Debian armel.
But if i understand well in fact there is no package for hardware accelaration ? Except on armhf ?

In fact i just want to launch XBMC (a media center) on the Smarttop. On debian-multimedia they only have an armel repository.

I began to do a rootfs with debootstrap but how can i generate uImage and uInitrd ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:40 am 
Offline


Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:35 pm

16

Cambridge, UK
kikadisa wrote:
Finaly i decided to get back.
In fact i need Debian armel.
But if i understand well in fact there is no package for hardware accelaration ? Except on armhf ?


Not sure about this one, I think there are no hardware acceleration packages for Debian/armel.

kikadisa wrote:
In fact i just want to launch XBMC (a media center) on the Smarttop. On debian-multimedia they only have an armel repository.


It might be good to rebuild for armhf, but be careful as now some Debian packages conflict with debian-multimedia packages.

kikadisa wrote:
I began to do a rootfs with debootstrap but how can i generate uImage and uInitrd ?


uImage and uInitrd are created with flash-kernel tool.
-- Hector Oron <zumbi>


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:40 am 
Offline


Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:02 pm

24
Then what must i do ?

Take Armhf debian and compil XBMC(and all lib) on it.

Or try again to install squeeze armel ?

Finally i thinks i will take Sid Armhf more easy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:46 am 
Offline


Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:35 pm

16

Cambridge, UK
kikadisa wrote:
Then what must i do ?

Take Armhf debian and compil XBMC(and all lib) on it.

Or try again to install squeeze armel ?

Finally i thinks i will take Sid Armhf more easy.


You are probably better set if you take armhf instead squeeze armel.
-- Hector Oron <zumbi>


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:43 am 
Offline


Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:58 pm

3
I will strive to complete all the steps you have said above. I will report you back soon.
Anyway Many thanks for this instruction!!! buy cialis


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group