dstastny wrote:I recently received my X5000 with drive configured with all space utilized into 3 AmigaOS partitions.
My thought was to delete the existing DH1, DH2 and create a new DH1 a bit larger and leave rest not allocated. I have successfully booted the recently posted distro from my USB drive my question will the alternative install script correctly configure the UBOOT process and pickup and allocate the unused space?
I am used to PC based distros but I am completely new to UBOOT.
Any advice and guidance on ensuring I wind up with a working multiboot would be appreciated.
Making the "Start Linux" button launch Linux:
There are better instructions on how to do the Ubuntu Mate 16.04 install, but here is a quick overview (from memory) ...
1) Boot Ubuntu from the flash disk and run the installer located on the desktop. Select the first option to run Gparted and create a small fat32 partition for the boot files (uImage-cyrus, cyrus_5020.dtb, and uRamdisk) and a second larger partition for the system files (ext4 format or whatever).
2) Run the installer a second time and this time select the second option. Follow the prompts and the system will be copied to the partition you tell it to (sda2 on my system). I think you may need to copy the boot files manually to the fat32 partition you created (sda1 on my system) -- I forget if this is done automatically.
3) Restart without the X5000 without the flash disk and when the boing ball animation starts hit the 'esc' key and then the 'm' key to get to a command prompt.
4) Type the following:
editenv linuxboot (there might be something already saved -- just overwrite that)
setenv bootargs root=/dev/sda2 mem3500M nosplash radeon.pcie_gen2=1;fatload sata 0:1 1000000 uImage-cyrus;fatload sata 0:1 2000000 cyrus_5020.dtb;bootm 1000000 - 2000000
That's it! The button in the early start menu label Linux should now launch Ubuntu from the sda disk. Obviously, you may need to select a different disk depending on your configuration, so modify things as necessary.
- how big should be this fat32 partition?
- which files need to be copied there?
- if user already have AOS partition (SYS, Work etc), is it possible to make for Linux at the end of disk (for example: AOS 15 GB, Work: 100 GB, 20 GB for Linux, 2 GB SWAP, 100 MB for FAT32)?
dstastny wrote:So if I am understanding right a vendor configured X5000 with a DH0, DH1, DH2 will have to be completely reformatted to get this working?
I sort of understand all that is written regarding UBOOT but part that jumped out was with regard to not understanding RDB partition tables being incompatible and that sounds to me like the way the machine is configured. How would I know?
I really want to have this dual boot but this is sounding like PIA to get working.
A simple step by step how to setup a drive for dual boot would be really useful especially if reformatting is way to go.
dstastny wrote:Thanks for details Darren,
So it sounds like a little bit of cleaning up of partition space to free up room is where to start.
I have successfully booted the live CD so at least that part seems ok. Memory seem to misreport as only 4G instead of 8G installed, but hey progress.
The part I am bit confused about is discussion regarding creating a FAT32 partition for kernel files. So it seems that I first need to make that 100M partition install the kernal there then rerun and do full install or just run install with available space let it make swap partition etc. like on X86 then go in and set boot variables in UBOOT?
Thanks for helping through this as there is specific project on PPC I want to work on with Linux with hope of eventually getting it working under AmigaOS.
daz wrote:You won't get 3D unless you limit the memory, we know about this, when it gets fixed we'll let you know.
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