Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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If you use an old Radeon graphics card because of the hardware 3D acceleration on MorphOS then some 3D games don't work reliable on Fienix. For example SuperTuxKart 0.7, 0.8 etc. STK 0.7 and higher needs at least OpenGL version 3.0. You can try STK 0.6.2a with old Radeon graphics cards.

For example STK 0.6.2a with an ATi Radeon X1650 SE (RV516, OpenGL version 2.1):

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The ATi FireMV 2250 has also only OpenGL 2.1 support.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi everyone,

I am trying to install Fienix on my X5000 but i have an issue, i think that i have read all the post related to my issue but i have don't find the solution.
So i will try to describe as well as possible my issue and the test done.

First i have download the img and make the USB stick (scandisk 16gb). I have verify the Checksum it is OK.
I have chang the size of the fienix partition as explain.

At the start all work fine i put the usb stick on one usb port (i have try the front the rear same issue)

I enter the command as explained

And after the bootm command i have always the same message.

Kernel Panic not syncing VFS Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,2) or (0,0)

I have try for boot arg Sda2, sdb2, sdc2, scdd2
with sdd2 one time i had sdc : sdc1 sdc2 after the kernel panic line

i ahve try also to disconnect the ssd, the cd rom the HDD all the device
same thing impossible to boot on the USB stick

My configuration run Morphos 3.13 on a SSD with the CDROM and antoher sata card for the other HDD
I have forgot to say that i have tested also with only the HDD on the sata motherboard.

Any Idea ?
Thanks

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Gordini21,

Did you use the command "usb reset" before you have booted Fienix?

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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yes all the command listed

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Please try it with an initial ramdisk.


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Instructions for Booting Fienix 3.0-20200426 With an Initial Ramdisk.


With an initial ramdisk (initrd) you can boot Fienix 3.0-20200426 with the name of the partition. You don't need to know the device file of the root partition on your disk.

NOTE: I recommend you to use older Radeon HD 6xxx, 5xxx, and 4xxx series graphics cards. With these graphics cards you have hardware 3D acceleration. I use a Radeon HD6970 (Cayman XT) in my X1000 and X5000. The Cayman cards are the fastest and last released Radeon cards with support for hardware 3D acceleration on Linux PPC Big Endian. New cards don't always work on Linux PPC and they can't use hardware 3D acceleration.

Prepare the USB Disk

You will need an 8 GB or larger USB disk in a very good quality for example a SanDisk Ultra USB drive. Please don't use cheap and old USB drives.
  1. Download the initrd for the stable kernel 5.5: initrd-5.5-rc7-X1000_X5000.tar.gz
  2. Download Fienix 3.0-20200426: fienix-soar_3.0-20200426.img.tar.gz
  3. With your system powered on, insert a USB disk that is at least 8 GB into a USB port
  4. If you use Linux then determine the /dev path to your USB disk using one of the below methods:
    • In a terminal as su or sudo, enter "fdisk -l"
    • In a terminal as su or sudo, enter "parted -l"
    • Check the GParted menu in the upper-right corner
  5. These instructions assume the /dev path to your USB disk is /dev/sdz; however, your actual /dev path is likely to be different - use the actual /dev path to your USB disk
  6. In a terminal as su or sudo, enter the below command:

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    dd if=/path/to/fienix-soar_3.0-20200426.img of=/dev/sdz
    where "/dev/sdz" is the /dev path to your USB disk
    NOTE: this is a multi-partition disk image; do not attempt to copy the image to a specific partition - you need to enter the /dev path to the disk, not to a partition (use "/dev/sdz", not "/dev/sdz2")

    If you use Windows then you can copy the Fienix img with the USB Image Tool (On the left panel, select your USB disk and then click the "Restore" button and select the Fienix disk image).
  7. Copy the intial ramdisk (uInitrd-5.5) to the first partition of your USB disk (FIENIX-BOOT)
Boot to Fienix

With the following commands you can boot Fienix 3.0-20200426 with an initial ramdisk from a USB disk:
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    usb reset
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    setenv bootargs root=LABEL=FIENIX-DISK rootdelay=5
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    fatload usb 0:1 1000000 uImage-5.5
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    fatload usb 0:1 1c00000 cyrus_p5020_eth_poweroff.dtb
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    fatload usb 0:1 2000000 uInitrd-5.5
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    bootm 1000000 2000000 1c00000
username: fienix
password: fienixPW
root password: rootAdminPW
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Ok it is better
but not fine :(

after a while i have a lot of begin : running /scripts/local-block ... done

and the last

gave up waiting for root device Common problems
boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
check rootdelay
check root did teh system wait for the rigut device ?

Missing module ls /dev
ALERT /dev/sda2 does not exists drop to a shell

i have checked root it is /dev/sda2
ls /dev sda2 exist

all my devices are connected the SSD the CDROM on the onboard sata and the hdd on the PCI card
the ssd contains Morphos 3.13 and the HDD has two morphos volumes ont it

i have a bluetooth mouse do you think that it can be the issue i don't understand why but ...

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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I don't understand. Does it boot?
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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yes it boot

but stay in console mode don't go to the graphic mode

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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gordini21 wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:27 pm
yes it boot

but stay in console mode don't go to the graphic mode
Which graphics card is installed in your X5000?
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Radeon HD 5450 if i remember well, not the initial one because it doesn't work with Morphos.
i just verify it is a RADEON HD5450
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