My experiences with ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Live USB

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Re: My experiences with ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Live USB

Postby xeno74 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:37 pm

Hi All,

Julian released a new ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS net install ramdisk for Uboot machines for testing (Sam460ex and X5000) today.

Julian wrote:Hi all,

New Ubuntu-Mate 16.04.1 net install ramdisk for Uboot machines for testing (Sam460ex and X5000).
Tested thus far with Sam460ex .

Allows for more user configuration during the install process than the alternate live installer .

Uses the Debian based installer so all required files downloaded from Ubuntu Ftp Server as needed.So no DVD or USB .img needed.

Use any kernel for the installation so not tied to any particular kernel.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... 3RvbWpfeWc

Regards
Julian


Many thanks to Julian for the new net install ramdisk. :-)

Please test it.

Thanks,
Christian
http://www.amigalinux.org
http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de

Running Linux on AmigaONEs can require some tinkering.
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Re: My experiences with ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Live USB

Postby Spectre660 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:51 pm

Thanks Christian.

Some instructions.

Copy the ramdisk https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZdOdjH0QYZ2ZDN3RvbWpfeWc,
a kernel https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZdOdjH0QYOUNhRlRMOWhxWDg
and the cyrus_5020.dtb https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZdOdjH0QYbGp4Q3VXZzJmOVE
to a fat32 formated usb drive
and use the following U-boot settings to boot .
(If your kernel has a different name then use that instead of uImage-cyrus)

usb init
setenv bootargs root=/dev/ramdisk mem=3500M radeon.pcie_gen2=1
fatload usb 0:1 1000000 uImage-cyrus
fatload usb 0:1 1c00000 cyrus_5020.dtb
fatload usb 0:1 2000000 uRamdisk_Ubuntu-Mate_16.04_net
bootm 1000000 2000000 1c00000
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Re: My experiences with ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Live USB

Postby daz » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:10 pm

Spectre660 wrote:Thanks Christian.

Some instructions.

Copy the ramdisk https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZdOdjH0QYZ2ZDN3RvbWpfeWc,
a kernel https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZdOdjH0QYOUNhRlRMOWhxWDg
and the cyrus_5020.dtb https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZdOdjH0QYbGp4Q3VXZzJmOVE
to a fat32 formated usb drive
and use the following U-boot settings to boot .
(If your kernel has a different name then use that instead of uImage-cyrus)

usb init
setenv bootargs root=/dev/ramdisk mem=3500M radeon.pcie_gen2=1
fatload usb 0:1 1000000 uImage-cyrus
fatload usb 0:1 1c00000 cyrus_5020.dtb
fatload usb 0:1 2000000 uRamdisk_Ubuntu-Mate_16.04_net
bootm 1000000 2000000 1c00000


OK I've given this a try, and I keep running into a problem:

The 'Starting up the partitioner' stage reaches 45% then hangs.

Last message on the error console is:
partman: Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while..

There is an odd message halfway up the screen though, hw-detect: Missing modules 'usb-storage (USB storage)

Any ideas?

Regards
Darren
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Re: My experiences with ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Live USB

Postby Spectre660 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:34 pm

@Daz

Looks like the kernel may not not have USB Mass Storage support built in .
or does not like a SATA controller or drive that is present .
Had the hang with the betas of Ubuntu 16.04 but it now works on the only machine that I have to test with (Sam460ex -Sil3112 , 1 hard drive and No DVD attached.)

CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=y

http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/USB_STORAGE.html

(I start my rant about people not including their kernel .configs with the kernel archive for those of us who don't have that particular hardware but may need to know what is included)
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Re: My experiences with ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Live USB

Postby Spectre660 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:58 pm

@ Daz

If you have some available time can you see if the same thing happens with my new Debian 8 ramdisk please.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... Fo4clZzUmc
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