openSUSE 11.1-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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xeno74
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openSUSE 11.1-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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Hi there,

I've packed my openSUSE installation in a tar.gz file.

Download: openSUSE-11.1-1-x1000-ppc64.tar.gz "experimental"

Known problems:
  1. SB600 Soundchip doesn't work
  2. 3D acceleration doesn't work
Be aware, that openSUSE is experimental and isn't supported.

Here are the installation instructions for openSUSE (based on the Fedora installation instructions by Pat Wall. Thanks to Pat :) )

You must have another Linux distribution already installed such as Debian, MintPPC, Ubuntu etc in
order to install openSUSE 11.1-1. Login to your current Linux distribution, e.g. Debian or
Ubuntu and create an ext3 partition of at least 20GB using GParted or similar tool of your choice.
You should also create a Linux swap partition.

Login to your current Linux distribution, e.g. Debian or Ubuntu, and open a terminal to complete
the following steps.
Become the root user by entering

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su
<return>

Enter your root password <return>
Download the kernel tarball from the following URL: kernel-3.10.3-6.17-2-powerpc-x1000-ubuntu.tar.bz2
Unpack the kernel tarball and copy it to your CF Card or USB Stick so it will be available to select
when booting from CFE:

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tar jxvf kernel-3.10.3-6.17-2-powerpc-x1000-ubuntu.tar.bz2

<return>

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cp /path/to/vmlinux-3.10.3-2-ubuntu /path/to/cfcard
<return>

Create a mount point on which to mount the openSUSE tarball:

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mkdir /mnt/opensuse
<return>

Mount the partition where you want to install openSUSE.

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mount -t ext3 /dev/sdXX /mnt/opensuse
<return>

Download the openSUSE tarball from the following URL: openSUSE-11.1-1-x1000-ppc64.tar.gz
(The compressed image is 1.1GB in size and will expand to 3.1GB )
Copy the tar.gz file to the partition where you want to install openSUSE.

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cp openSUSE-11.1-1-x1000-ppc64.tar.gz /mnt/opensuse
<return>

Change to /mnt/opensuse.

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cd /mnt/opensuse
<return>

Unpack the tarball.

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tar zxvf openSUSE-11.1-1-x1000-ppc64.tar.gz

<return>

Configure fstab to reflect your system e.g. replacing the strings with your own root partition
and swap partition respectively. In this example /dev/sdb2 is the root partition and /dev/sdb3 is the
swap partition.

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nano -w /mnt/opensuse/etc/fstab

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/dev/sdb2 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0
You can now reboot into your openSUSE installation:

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reboot
<return>

Booting openSUSE
To boot openSUSE at the CFE prompt you will need to do the following:
Remember to substitute the root partition (/dev/sdb2 in this example) that you installed openSUSE on.
(Note this is typed as a single line at the CFE prompt)

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CFE> setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sdb2"
Boot the provided vmlinux-3.10.3-2-ubuntu kernel from a usb stick or compact flash card.

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CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-3.10.3-2-ubuntu
(compact flash card)

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CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-3.10.3-2-ubuntu
(USB disk)

openSUSE will now boot to the “Shell Login” Screen.

Login into openSUSE with the administrator account root.

The default root password is: amigaone (all lower-case)

Change the root password to the password of your choice.

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passwd

<return>

Enter your new password and confirm.
While still logged in as root you will need to setup X11.

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sax2
<return>
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Configure your display, the resolution and the colors.

Save you configuration.

Start the KDE Display Manager with

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kdm
You can login with the user "amigaone".

The default password is: amigaone (all lower-case)

Have a lot of fun with openSUSE. Be aware, that openSUSE is experimental and isn't supported.
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Re: openSUSE 11.1-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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Would you like sound on openSUSE 11.1?

If yes then you have to install the openSUSE kernel: kernel-3.9.8.1-x1000-opensuse-ppc64.tar.bz2. Copy the kernel vmlinux-3.9.8.1-opensuse to the CF card and the modules directory 3.9.8SuSE to /lib/modules. Please reboot the AmigaOne X1000 and choose openSUSE 11.1 from the CFE boot menu. Login as root and type:

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depmod -a
Start YaST2 and configure the soundchip with PulseAudio.

Have a lot of fun with openSUSE 11.1.
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Re: openSUSE 11.1-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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xeno74 wrote:Would you like sound on openSUSE 11.1?

If yes then you have to install the openSUSE kernel: kernel-3.9.8.1-x1000-opensuse-ppc64.tar.bz2. Copy the kernel vmlinux-3.9.8.1-opensuse to the CF card and the modules directory 3.9.8SuSE to /lib/modules. Please reboot the AmigaOne X1000 and choose openSUSE 11.1 from the CFE boot menu. Login as root and type:
Sorry I have forgotten to tell you that you have to create/edit a cfe entry for the openSUSE kernel.
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Re: openSUSE 11.1-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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Hi All,

I've released a new tar file of the older version 11.1 of openSUSE.

New:
  • sound support configured (SigmaTel STAC92HD700)
  • added modules directory for the X1000 Linux kernel 3.9.8.1SuSE
  • updated Firefox to 10.0.7 ESR
  • added a lot of packages especially the very well documentation of openSUSE
Download: openSUSE-11.1-2-x1000-ppc64.tar.gz

It requires the openSUSE kernel for the AmigaOne X1000: kernel-3.9.8.1-x1000-opensuse-ppc64.tar.bz2

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Have fun with openSUSE 11.1-2.

All the best,
Christian
http://www.amigalinux.org
http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de

Running Linux on AmigaONEs can require some tinkering.
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