openSUSE 12.3-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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openSUSE 12.3-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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Hi there,

I've released openSUSE 12.3-1 for the AmigaOne X1000.

Download: openSUSE-12.3-1-x1000-ppc.tar.gz "experimental"

Be aware, that openSUSE is experimental and isn't supported. openSUSE for the X1000 is alpha software! It's only for testing!

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 12.3-1. Login to your current Linux distribution, e.g. Debian or
Ubuntu and create an ext4 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-3.10.13-1-x1000-ppc64.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-3.10.13-1-x1000-ppc64.tar.bz2

<return>

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cp /path/to/vmlinux-3.10.13-1 /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 ext4 /dev/sdXX /mnt/opensuse
<return>

Download the openSUSE tarball from the following URL: openSUSE-12.3-1-x1000-ppc.tar.gz
(The compressed image is 1.6GB in size and will expand to 3.8GB )
Copy the tar.gz file to the partition where you want to install openSUSE.

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cp openSUSE-12.3-1-x1000-ppc.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-12.3-1-x1000-ppc.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 / ext4 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-3.10.13-1 kernel from a usb stick or compact flash card.

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CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-3.10.13-1
(compact flash card)

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CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-3.10.13-1
(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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X -configure
<return>

Copy the xorg.conf.new file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

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cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Start KDE 4 with

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kdm
You can also login with the user "amigaone".

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

With startx you can start FVWM2.

A logout or reboot or halt doesn't work with KDE 4. You have to change to the konsole 1 with CTRL-ALT+F1. And then you can reboot or halt your openSUSE system.

Have a lot of fun with openSUSE. Be aware, that openSUSE is experimental and isn't supported. openSUSE for the X1000 is alpha software! It's only for testing!
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Re: openSUSE 12.3-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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Many thanks for making Suse possible on amigaX1000. Suse is really an exciting experience for me but I hope it will be more stable than it is right now. I had some problems with the network at the start but found a solution at last.
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musa wrote:Many thanks for making Suse possible on amigaX1000. Suse is really an exciting experience for me but I hope it will be more stable than it is right now. I had some problems with the network at the start but found a solution at last.
opensuse-12.3a-x1000-ppc34.jpg
Hi Musa,

Thanks a million for testing. :-) I'll port the standard openSUSE Kernel for 12.3 (3.7.10-1.16) as soon as possible. I hope it will be more stable and usable with the standard kernel by openSUSE.

All the best and have a lot of fun with openSUSE. :-)

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xeno74 wrote: Hi Musa,

Thanks a million for testing. :-) I'll port the standard openSUSE Kernel for 12.3 (3.7.10-1.16) as soon as possible. I hope it will be more stable and usable with the standard kernel by openSUSE.

All the best and have a lot of fun with openSUSE. :-)

Christian
My pleasure. :)
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musa wrote:
My pleasure. :)
Which network card do you use in Suse?
I use the internal PWRficient Gigabit Ethernet network device.
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xeno74 wrote: I use the internal PWRficient Gigabit Ethernet network device.
Thanks for the reply.
I had problems with my rtl card and only after I switched to the gigabit card I came out on the web. could my fedora problems have the same solution? It must be tried next time I install fedora. :)
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Re: openSUSE 12.3-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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Hi All,

I've ported the openSUSE kernel 3.9.8.1 for openSUSE 12.3. I've done the following steps:

1) I have downloaded the openSUSE kernel sourcen
2) I have patched it with the 3.9.8 nemo patch
3) I have merged the openSUSE config with Pat's config

Download: kernel-3.9.8.1-x1000-opensuse-ppc64.tar.bz2

Rgds,
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Re: openSUSE 12.3-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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xeno74 wrote:Hi All,

I've ported the openSUSE kernel 3.9.8.1 for openSUSE 12.3. I've done the following steps:

1) I have downloaded the openSUSE kernel sourcen
2) I have patched it with the 3.9.8 nemo patch
3) I have merged the openSUSE config with Pat's config

Download: kernel-3.9.8.1-x1000-opensuse-ppc64.tar.bz2

Rgds,
Christian
Hi Christian, thanks - can that make sound, ethernet etc. work?

Time to add another entry to big book of X1000 Linuxes :-)
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Sound works. :-)
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Re: openSUSE 12.3-1 for X1000 "experimental"

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Hi,

A new tarball of openSUSE 12.3 is here!

New:

- sound support (SigmaTel STAC92HD700)
- added modules directory for the X1000 Linux kernel 3.9.8.1SuSE

Download: openSUSE-12.3-2-x1000-ppc.tar.gz

Rgds,
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