Kernel 4.1

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ddni
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Re: Kernel 4.1

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All good with 4.1.16 here :)

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Re: Kernel 4.1

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ddni wrote:All good with 4.1.16 here :)
ddni,

Many thanks for testing the stable longterm kernel 4.1.16. I appreciate it very much. :-)

Cheers,

Christian
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Re: Kernel 4.1

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A new update of the stable longterm kernel 4.1 is available.

Download: vmlinux-4.1.17-AmigaONE_X1000.tar.bz2

New:

- Linux Git log
- New Nemo patch 4.1-8
- ChangeLog

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Re: Kernel 4.1

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Hi All,

I released the new stable longterm kernel 4.1.18 today.

New:
  • Linux Git log
  • Removed some firmwares for SI and newer graphics cards with the old format (upper case names)
  • Installation initial ramdisk for the installation of ubuntu MATE 16.04 with the kernel 4.1.18
  • N e w installation instructions for installing ubuntu MATE 16.04 with the new installation initial ramdisk
  • ChangeLog
Download: vmlinux-4.1.18-AmigaONE_X1000.tar.gz

N e w installation instructions for installing ubuntu MATE 16.04 with the new installation initial ramdisk:

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1. Copy the initrd "initrd-4.1.18-1.ubuntu16.04-ppc64.gz" and the kernel "vmlinux-4.1" to a USB pen drive or to the CF card

2. Turn on the AmigaONE X1000 and press F to boot to enter CFE prompt. Insert the USB pen drive.

3. You can boot the installer using the commands below:

3.1 From a USB pen drive:

CFE> ramdisk –z –addr=0x24000000 –fatfs usbdisk0:initrd-4.1.18-1.ubuntu16.04-ppc64.gz

From the CF card:

CFE> ramdisk –z –addr=0x24000000 –fatfs cf0:initrd-4.1.18-1.ubuntu16.04-ppc64.gz

3.2 CFE> setenv bootargs "root=/dev/ramdisk"

3.3 From a USB pen drive:

CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-4.1

From the CF card:

CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-4.1

4. Select Language

5. Select Your Locatation

6. Detect Keyboard Layout. Select No and Pick from the list

7. Configure Network

8. Enter Hostname

9. Select the Ubuntu Archive Mirror Country - [it is configured for the UK]

10. Select the Ubuntu archive mirror "ports.ubuntu.com"

11. Leave the HTTP Proxy parameter blank

12. When prompted that no kernel modules were found select Yes to continue without loading them.

13. The installer components will be retrieved from the Ubuntu mirror [this will take a long time]

14. Enter your Full Name

15. Enter your username for your account

16. Enter your password and confirm

17. Select No to Encrypt your home directory

18. Confirm your time zone

19. When prompted for module dm-mod leave the parameter blank and select continue

20. Click Continue at the warning of "Software RAID not available"

21. Click Continue at the warning of "Logical Volume Manager not available"

22. You can now partition your disk

**** You must exercise caution when modifying your partition tables! ****

23. The base system will now be retrieved from the mirror site and installed

24. Select “Install security updates automatically"

25. At the software selection screen (Tasksel) you will be asked to select which *buntu flavour(s) you would like to install. You can install as many as you like. To install ubuntu MATE please select the following options:

Ubuntu desktop
Ubuntu MATE desktop
Ubuntu MATE minimal installation 

Now press return to continue.

26. The additional packages required to install the full desktop will be retrieved and installed. - [this will take some time to complete depending on the speed of your internet connection]

27. At “Continue without boot loader” take note of your root partition.

28. Select Yes to set confirm the system clock is set as UTC.

29. Select Continue to finish the installation and reboot!

30. Press F to boot to enter CFE prompt. Remove if necessary and re-insert the USB pen drive containing the vmlinux-4.1 kernel. Enter the following commands replacing the root partition (sdb9) with the ID of the partition where you installed ubuntu MATE.

CFE> setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sdb9"

From a USB pen drive:

CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-4.1

From the CF card:

CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-4.1

31. Later, you could copy the kernel vmlinux-4.1 to the CF card and configure a CFE menu entry.

CFE> setenv -p MENU_2_LABEL "ubuntu MATE 16.04 with kernel 4.1"
CFE> setenv -p MENU_2_COMMAND 'set pmu -astate=A4 ; setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sdb9 quiet ro splash" ; boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-4.1'
PLEASE test the new installation instructions with the new installation initial ramdisk.

Cheers,

Christian
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Re: Kernel 4.1

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If X11 doesn't work after the installation then try zappa2009's xorg.conf files.

Download: X.org.conf.zip

Please rename xorg.conf.radeon to xorg.conf and then copy it to /etc/X11.

Good luck! :-)
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Re: Kernel 4.1

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Spectre660 released a new installation initial ramdisk for installing Ubuntu 16.04 with the stable longterm kernel 4.1.18.

New: It should copy the 4.1.18 modules and Luigi's Xorg.conf during the installation.

Download: initrd-4.1.18-1.ubuntu16.04-ppc64-2.gz (I suggest to download it with a right click on the link and then with the menu point "Save target as" or something like this.)

PLEASE test it.

@Spectre660: Many many thanks for your new installation initial ramdisk. I appreciate it very much. :-)
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Re: Kernel 4.1

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tlosm wrote:
@Signal

the net installer some time fails when you made a new partition table.I loose all the day for understand this ... after i understand ... make new table ... force reboot , and all working right in the next try installation
Luigi,

Many thanks for this hint. I think you're right. Maybe this is the problem. Sometimes a user installs it in an existing partition and it works without any problems and sometimes a user creates a partition and forgets to reboot the X1000 and it doesn't work. It could be. Good idea! :-)

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Re: Kernel 4.1

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GRrrrrrrrr!

As this 4th install boots there is a warning that it failed to start 'whatever' to load the kernel modules. Then it starts and stops trying to start lightdm and finally fails. Then it gets to "Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes" and locks up tight. Can't even get to a tty.

The modules are there. Unless it's looking elsewhere?

Yes! I did the whole format/reboot/partition thing.

Have fun with this.
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Re: Kernel 4.1

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I have reinstalled ubuntu16.04. This time only the base system, which is the same part of Deb_8 that worked.

I had to install the modules manually, but it did boot without them.

Gnome, LXDE do not work(?). Neither from the install or from apt.

Any suggestions as to what I should do/try next?

(Damn, it takes forever to install this distro.)
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Re: Kernel 4.1

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mechanic wrote:I have reinstalled ubuntu16.04. This time only the base system, which is the same part of Deb_8 that worked.

I had to install the modules manually, but it did boot without them.

Gnome, LXDE do not work(?). Neither from the install or from apt.

Any suggestions as to what I should do/try next?

(Damn, it takes forever to install this distro.)
Hi Mechanic,

Kilaueabart solved the problem. He copied zappa2009's radeon xorg.conf file to /etc/X11 today.

PLEASE test it too. You could also copy zappa2009's radeon xorg.conf file with scp (SSH) via network if you like.

Cheers,

Christian
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