Help installing Linux

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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby xeno74 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:05 pm

papaoskar wrote:My problem is how to install the mint1.1.img.
It seems I have mint already installed, but it keeps me asking for a password. I tried all I could think of to no avail.
If I click on the red button in the right part of the task bar,it tells me of 616 update available , the updates program asks me a password to install these.

Any suggestions how to progess?


The username, Root password and password have all been set to: amigaone
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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby papaoskar » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:53 pm

xeno74 wrote:
papaoskar wrote:My problem is how to install the mint1.1.img.
It seems I have mint already installed, but it keeps me asking for a password. I tried all I could think of to no avail.
If I click on the red button in the right part of the task bar,it tells me of 616 update available , the updates program asks me a password to install these.

Any suggestions how to progess?


The username, Root password and password have all been set to: amigaone


All tried without success!
Something must have gone utterly wrong. I think I have to a second install. And I don't know how I did it some time ago.
Desparate me!
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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby mechanic » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:18 pm

papaoskar

The username, Root password and password have all been set to: amigaone

Try going to System Tools > Users and Groups. That should pop up a window with the current User name.

If User, root, and passwords are indeed all the same that should be the username you see, and must be entered exactly as displayed. unless you changed something. Otherwise, I'm out of suggestions. :(
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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby papaoskar » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:31 pm

mechanic wrote:papaoskar
The username, Root password and password have all been set to: amigaone
Try going to System Tools > Users and Groups. That should pop up a window with the current User name.

If User, root, and passwords are indeed all the same that should be the username you see, and must be entered exactly as displayed. unless you changed something. Otherwise, I'm out of suggestions. :(


The current user name can I reach with the command "whoami". result: amigaone .
But opening the tools for users and groups leads to an empty window, no users and groups in there. So that is no result.

Another problem is the size of the screen: I can only see the left corner, but not the right one. I could not find a tool to set the screen size. The natural monitor screen is 1204x1068 at 60 Hz. The screen manager is lxe as I found out. Is that the default screen manager?
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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby mechanic » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:48 pm

If you open a terminal and enter 'su root' and then answer the password with 'amigaone' does that do any good? Can you then do 'apt-get update' or something?

Or, can you logout and then login with the username and password?

(I did my Mint installs using the debian net-installer to a seperate HD.)
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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby papaoskar » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:25 pm

mechanic wrote:If you open a terminal and enter 'su root' and then answer the password with 'amigaone' does that do any good? Can you then do 'apt-get update' or something?
Or, can you logout and then login with the username and password?
(I did my Mint installs using the debian net-installer to a seperate HD.)

The password amigaone for 'su root' gives authentication failed.
Every command on a shell to change system settings needs root password. Also a useradd command is unknown without a sudo.
I have the image from AEON on the disk here. How to install that image to a partition?
Just dd it to a partiton?
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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby mechanic » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:59 pm

Usually you need to be root to be able to dd to a HD unless the user owns the HD (from a system POV).

Maybe you should follow A-eons guide and first put it on a USB stick and see if the password works. With over 600 updates you might be better off following the Linux Install guide available right from A-eons front page under 'Support' and do an install of Mint from there, and a seperate HD IS the way to go.

I have a back-up install on a CF card plugged into an adaptor (from AmigaKit) that is plugged into tha PATA connector and shows up as /dev/sdc on my X1k.
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Re: Help installing Linux

Postby papaoskar » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:54 pm

mechanic wrote:Usually you need to be root to be able to dd to a HD unless the user owns the HD (from a system POV).

Maybe you should follow A-eons guide and first put it on a USB stick and see if the password works. With over 600 updates you might be better off following the Linux Install guide available right from A-eons front page under 'Support' and do an install of Mint from there, and a seperate HD IS the way to go.

I have a back-up install on a CF card plugged into an adaptor (from AmigaKit) that is plugged into tha PATA connector and shows up as /dev/sdc on my X1k.


Put the img to 16GB stick and followed precisely the documentation. The kernel was loaded and started. after a while the pinguins were seen. Screen went black. After another while the screen showed lines with coloured pixels and after about 20 minutes went black. No changes to the situation after a hour.
Then I tried another kernel, vmlinux-3.18. and even vmlinux-4.1: no change!
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