dstastny wrote:Hi guys,
First thanks for the work you do. I know its all volunteer.
I have spent a week off and on now trying to make a decent working installation on my X5000. I am not Linux expert but been developing for a long time. I just screwed something up that has forced me back to reinstall as I try to make a working environment. (My development work is on separate partition). As I repeat the process I figured a nice documented list of issues would be helpful.
Here is what I encountered so far.
1. Bug in GParted that defaults to unusable state unless you guess to set correct alignment "cylinders".
2. Normal Installer does not work and Alternative install script that does not create a installation. It copies a "USB live session" onto hard drive. I could not figure out how to remove "Live User Session" satisfactorily nor have system think it was installed. The welcome page keeps greeting me with install option that does not work.
3. No 3D hardware support. This boot parameter "radeon.pcie_gen2=1" does nothing as far as I can not see as the "radeon" driver is not in the kernel. " modinfo -p radeon"
4. Having to boot off off USB drive since UBOOT cant read AmigaOS 4 partition table.
For me right now 3/2 are probably the most annoying issues that limits the usefulness of hardware so anything I can do to assist/test please reach out to me.
Thanks for allowing my feedback
1) It sounds like you're launching GParted through the normal installer. Instead, launch GParted from the System menu (under Administration, then Hardware I believe). You will need to use an msdos partition table for Linux (which means Linux must be on a separate drive from AOS, see note 4), which will allow you to create ext4 and linux swap partitions with no problem.
After you have the drive set up, use the alternative installer script, option 2, to copy the installation over. When it asks for the partition, make sure to enter the entire path, such as /dev/sda2.
You can manually make the copied "Live Session" into a normal installation
2) These instructions presume you've setup a drive using GParted, you have copied MATE onto it using the alternative installer script, and you have set your boot parameters to point "linuxboot" to that media:
Log into MATE.
Press 'CTRL + ALT + F1" to go to terminal.
For username type "ubuntu-mate" and press Enter when asked for the password.
Type "sudo adduser [username]" (type whatever you want your username to be instead of [username].
You will be prompted to enter the sudo password first, leave blank and press Enter.
Then you will be asked to type in the newuser password (type whatever you want your password to be) and newuser setup information.
Next, enter "sudo usermod -aG sudo [username]"
Now test to ensure the user was entered with sudo privileges by typing "su - [username]" and then "sudo ls -la /root". You should see the contents of your /root directory; this means the user is correctly set up.
Type "sudo reboot" to restart the system. It will automatically login to MATE desktop as ubuntu-mate again.
Now, to delete the ubuntu-mate user and stop the system from automatically logging in, press "CTRL + ALT + F1" to log into terminal again.
This time, enter the username and password you just set up.
Then, type "sudo service lightdm stop" and press enter.
Now enter "sudo userdel ubuntu-mate" and press enter.
Test to ensure that user was deleted by typing the userdel command again, this time you should receive an error stating that user does not exist.
Type "sudo reboot" and press enter.
This time you should be prompted to enter your username and password.
To get rid of the Ubuntu MATE Welcome screen, login to terminal (CTRL + ALT + F1), type "sudo service lightdm stop" and press enter.
Then, type "sudo apt purge ubuntu-mate-welcome". It will tell you this command will also remove "ubuntu-mate-desktop" but this is only the metapackage (OK to remove).
After this is complete enter "sudo reboot"; now you should be taken to the login screen, and upon logging in as your user there should be no welcome screen.
At some point you may want to edit your other user permissions: open MATE Control Center from the System menu, and click on Users and Groups. You should see your username highlighted. Click the "Advanced Settings" button and check all the permissions you want your user to have (probably all of them).
3) From my understanding, Radeon Northern Isles cards (HD 6000 series) and earlier work with hardware acceleration. As far as performance is concerned, aside from having less memory, an HD 6870 benchmarks about the same as an R7 250X and better than an R7 240, so from my perspective this isn't much of a concern. Also, make sure you're entering "mem=3500M" in your setenv boot parameters.
4) You can boot off a hard drive or SSD as long as it is a separate drive from your Amiga OS installation. This could be external drive, or a second internal drive if you do not have an optical drive connected to your second SATA port. Either way, partition the drive with an msdos partition table from GParted. If the drive is connected via SATA you may have to add "sata init" to the beginning of your boot parameters (before setenv). I have not yet tried using a PCIe SATA controller to add additional internal drives, but I'll post how it goes once I do.
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
xeno74 wrote:There is an easy way to create an own user.
caseycullen wrote:I don't think this method gives the new user sudo permissions.
xeno74 wrote:caseycullen wrote:I don't think this method gives the new user sudo permissions.
Yes, that's correct but it is very easy to add your user to the sudo group.
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