Linux for dummies

AmigaOne X5000 platform specific issues related to Linux only.
Fogg_80
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Linux for dummies

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since I forgot how many years AmigaOS 4.1 has been in Prerelease ............ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: , I would like to try a Live distro, I followed the instructions for Ubuntumate without success. From what I understand you need a uimage file, a dtb file and an uramdisk file. I downloaded the 16.04.1 image but looking inside there is no uramdisk. Where do I find the necessary to try a live distro? To run it I realized that I have to use the instructions in the Ubuntumate topic. Thanks for your patience :)

P.S. I will try to organize information for novices like me in this topic.

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Hi,

All these files can be found within the Kernel releases of xeno74

The latest version can be found here... viewtopic.php?p=50229#p50229 but there are many many more releases on the forum to be found.

A direct link to the archive http://www.xenosoft.de/linux-image-5.7- ... 000.tar.gz

I have a seperate pcix sata controller with an ssd attached for running linux.
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Fogg_80
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Do you write a step by step guide for novice Linux like me? Example:

1) download archive
2) decompress archive
3) ecc.

I want run live session with Linux for now.
In the archive you are indicate is present All for live session?
Thanks for patience.

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xeno74
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I would recommend you to install Fienix.

Fienix is the latest, fastest and best Linux distribution we have for our AmigaOnes.

Download: fienix-soar_3.0-20200412.img

Installation Instructions
http://www.amigalinux.org
http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de

Running Linux on AmigaONEs can require some tinkering.

Fogg_80
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Thanks for the replies.
I am following everything and I am aware of the developments, the point is that as, I think, all novices do not have a machine with Linux installed and the instructions for Fienix instead provide for a Linux machine. This is why I am focused on a LIVE distro or a bootable media (CD, DVD, USB) that makes things easy, such as it was on the Pegasos or for what I know the CD for X1000.
So let's start from scratch:
1) X5000 and no system installed, how do I do only with this available?
2) Or if I have a PC with a LIVE distro (Ubuntu-Mate 18.04.4) how can I put it on Linux for X5000?
Sorry if I abuse your patience, that's why I put this title on the topic ....... ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Linux for dummies

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Fogg_80 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:58 am
1) X5000 and no system installed, how do I do only with this available?
2) Or if I have a PC with a LIVE distro (Ubuntu-Mate 18.04.4) how can I put it on Linux for X5000?
Create two partitions on your USB flash drive. A small FAT16 boot partition and a big partition without a file system. Copy the dtb file and the Linux kernel to the first small FAT16 boot partition. After that copy the Fienix img with 'dd' from Ubuntu 18.04 or with the USB image Tool from Windows to the second big partition.

For example the partition /dev/sdd2 on a USB flash drive:

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sudo dd if=fienix-soar_3.0-20200412.img of=/dev/sdd2
You can boot it with the following commands (for example from /dev/sdd2):

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setenv bootargs root=/dev/sdd2 rootdelay=5

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fatload usb 0:1 1000000 uImage-5.7

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fatload usb 0:1 2000000 cyrus_p5020_eth_poweroff.dtb

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bootm 1000000 - 2000000
If it doesn't boot then try "usb start" and "usb reset".
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I was up late into the night, tried everything but no luck, apparently my knowledge of linux is too minimal. Is there a simpler method such as the A-Eon Linux CD? Or a complete ISO to be written simply on flash drive with a burning program? I practically never use linux and it is still difficult for me. Thanks

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Fogg_80 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:23 pm
I was up late into the night, tried everything but no luck, apparently my knowledge of linux is too minimal. Is there a simpler method such as the A-Eon Linux CD? Or a complete ISO to be written simply on flash drive with a burning program? I practically never use linux and it is still difficult for me. Thanks
Unfortunately there isn't an ISO available. This is the simplest method. Copy the img to the second partition on a USB flash drive and boot it with the dtb and kernel from the first small FAT partition.

What was the problem?
http://www.amigalinux.org
http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de

Running Linux on AmigaONEs can require some tinkering.

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Re: Linux for dummies

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I followed these steps, everything seems ok, however uimage is loaded instead of any .dtb file no: "unable to load cyrus etc. etc. etc.

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Re: Linux for dummies

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Fogg_80 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:03 pm
I followed these steps, everything seems ok, however uimage is loaded instead of any .dtb file no: "unable to load cyrus etc. etc. etc.
Does the name of the dtb file on your usb stick match the one called in the commandline
fatload usb 0:1 2000000 cyrus_p5020_eth_poweroff.dtb
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