(X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Hi All,

I added some new apps to the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 yesterday.

Here is the new changelog for the version 0.5:

New:
  • Some new wallpapers
  • Firefox updated to 52.0.2-1
  • Thunderbird updated to 45.8.0-3
  • Blender 2.78 added
  • Audacity 2.1.2 added
  • K3b 17.04.00 added
  • MyPaint 1.2.0 added
  • Calibre 2.75.1 (E-book manager and viewer) added
  • MATE Icon Theme updated to 1.18.1
  • MATE Themes updated to 3.22.10
  • Ubuntu MATE Artwork updated to 17.04.12
  • Streamtuner2 2.2.0 added
  • Streamripper 1.64.6 added
  • TunaPie 2.1.17 added
  • Wireshark 2.2.4 added
  • Pingus 0.7.6 added
  • Furius ISO Mount 0.11.3.1 added
  • Nautilus 3.20.4 added
  • gigolo 0.4.2 added
  • XINE 0.99.9 added
  • bluefish 2.2.9 added
  • StarDict 3.0.1 added
  • WinFF 1.5.3 added
  • Hugin batch Processor 2016.2.0-rc2 added
  • Hugin Calibrate Lens 2016.2.0-rc2 added
  • Hugin Panorama Creator 2016.2.0-rc2 added
  • Scribus 1.4.6 added
  • system-config-printer fixed (Thanks to Musa)
I will release the version 0.5 of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 this week. :-)

Cheers,
Christian
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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A last wish Christian
If it is possible. It will be great with a web server that works. Apache, sql mysql php phpmyadmin. At ubuntu 16.04 it does not work and Fedora has is not a full web server.(Php-mysql is missing)
On the AmigaOs side we have one but it has only php 5.2 so it would be a great help to us who make websites.
Thanks
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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musa wrote:A last wish Christian
If it is possible. It will be great with a web server that works. Apache, sql mysql php phpmyadmin. At ubuntu 16.04 it does not work and Fedora has is not a full web server.(Php-mysql is missing)
On the AmigaOs side we have one but it has only php 5.2 so it would be a great help to us who make websites.
Thanks
Great idea! I will try to add them.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Hi All,

I released the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.5 today.

I was able to upgrade a lot of packages on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC because some packages are still being updated. With the new MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.5 you can use most of the new features of the official 17.04 release.

New:
  • Some new wallpapers
  • Firefox updated to 52.0.2-1
  • Thunderbird updated to 45.8.0-3
  • Blender 2.78 added
  • Audacity 2.1.2 added
  • K3b 17.04.00 added
  • MyPaint 1.2.0 added
  • Calibre 2.75.1 (E-book manager and viewer) added
  • MATE Icon Theme updated to 1.18.1
  • MATE Themes updated to 3.22.10
  • Ubuntu MATE Artwork updated to 17.04.12
  • Streamtuner2 2.2.0 added
  • Streamripper 1.64.6 added
  • TunaPie 2.1.17 added
  • Wireshark 2.2.4 added
  • Pingus 0.7.6 added
  • Furius ISO Mount 0.11.3.1 added
  • Nautilus 3.20.4 added
  • gigolo 0.4.2 added
  • XINE 0.99.9 added
  • bluefish 2.2.9 added
  • StarDict 3.0.1 added
  • WinFF 1.5.3 added
  • Hugin batch Processor 2016.2.0-rc2 added
  • Hugin Calibrate Lens 2016.2.0-rc2 added
  • Hugin Panorama Creator 2016.2.0-rc2 added
  • Scribus 1.4.6 added
  • system-config-printer fixed (Thanks to Musa)
Download: http://www.xenosoft.de/MATE_PowerPC_Rem ... mg.tar.bz2 (3.4GB)

Screenshot: https://plus.google.com/115515624056477 ... YQjBKcYmzm

Please note: There isn't a boot partition in this image. You can create an extra boot partition and copy the image to another partiton on your USB flash drive.

Cheers,
Christian
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Ubuntu-Mate-remix-05 installed and is in the process of configuring and testing.
Danish language installed - Cairo-dock installed.

Nice work Christian. Did you try installing a web server?
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musa wrote:Ubuntu-Mate-remix-05 installed and is in the process of configuring and testing.
Danish language installed - Cairo-dock installed.

Nice work Christian. Did you try installing a web server?
ubuntu-mate-remix-05.png
Hi Musa,

Many thanks for testing! :-)

No, I didn't install a web server. I will add it to the version 0.6.

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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xeno74 wrote:Hi All,

I released the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.5 today.

Download: http://www.xenosoft.de/MATE_PowerPC_Rem ... mg.tar.bz2 (3.4GB)

Screenshot: https://plus.google.com/115515624056477 ... YQjBKcYmzm

Please note: There isn't a boot partition in this image. You can create an extra boot partition and copy the image to another partiton on your USB flash drive.

Cheers,
Christian
Chris, thanks for the hard work, but I see a little easiness we had back in the days with 6870 and 3.x kernels.
(I have upgraded to 7000HD 2GB, x1000 with SSD and 4GB).

I hope you could turn this 2017 Remix to a real boot CD and that BE issue with 3D can be done.
Similar Fedora 64 image would help.

(similar but longer exponations, copy-pasted)

I have purchased Radeon 7000HD for w3d on AmigaOS. But compared to 6870 life in Linux sucks - many installers dont work anymore (install but fail at loading the login and gui). http://www.amigaforum.de/index.php?topi ... sg1338#new
is there any netisntaller or specfic kernels and CFE settings I need to do (or DD install instructions, but please provide uncompressed or TAR compressed DD image and clear instructions to rsync or DD from USB0: to SDB5
I see no specific SI installers on Amigax1000 Linux page

Its bz2 I have trouble extracting and default archiver cant do it. Can you please upload clean or TAR compressed image and some clean instruction how to DD or Rsync? Also creating a boot CD/DVD with image and scripts (like Live DVD or Ubuntu Remix 12) would be helpful as that is quite ... pain in the ass operation to do.

Sadly USB on x1000 is too slow for use, and I have an SSD and I want a SDB5 copy.

Also, since PPC32/64BE is completely EOL and X1000 and x5000 (and G5?) are bi-endian, when we will have a good LE kernel and would that solve SI problem (that I will have even with the Remix)

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Installation instructions for the version 0.5 of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017.

Download: http://www.xenosoft.de/MATE_PowerPC_Rem ... mg.tar.bz2

You only need to copy the image with 'dd' to a partition on your USB flash drive.

Create two partitions on your USB flash drive. A small FAT16 boot partition and a big partition without a file system. Copy the Linux kernel to the first small FAT16 boot partition. After that copy the MATE PowerPC Remix img with 'dd' to the second big partition.

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

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sudo dd if=MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.5.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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boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-4.9
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xeno74 wrote:
Installation instructions for the version 0.5 of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017.
Download: http://www.xenosoft.de/MATE_PowerPC_Rem ... mg.tar.bz2
You only need to copy the image with 'dd' to a partition on your USB flash drive.
Can you provide a DD example, it was ages ago in past installs where instructions were.
And please hdd instruction, usb on x1000 isnt that fast, especially compared to an SSD :-)

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sudo dd if=MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.5.img of=/dev/sdd2
I have trouble unbzipping it, where can I get clean .img or tarred (.tar.bz2 doesnt work for me). Kernel 4.9 I suppose its 4.9 Final http://www.xenosoft.de/vmlinux-4.9-Amig ... 000.tar.gz and please put links to http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de/amiga/x1000.html

LiveDVD if possible, would be best as it wouldnt require previous Linux install and essentially keeping two linuxes (see bootdvd batch and kernel on Ubuntu Remix DVD). Thanks anyway, but I hope you agree with suggestions and that they are doable.
Not today, when you can.

PLEASE :-)

Also, is it doable to have LE kernel and boot newer LE netinstalls PPC64 surely?
With no Altivec, I read it is so with Power8 PPC64 way its done. This would bring
new Debian and many distros "back in game"

Small donation offered. Or bounty at Power2People.
I hope SI glitch on 3D isnt there too.

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Hi Vox,
vox wrote: Can you provide a DD example, it was ages ago in past installs where instructions were.
For example the partition /dev/sdd2 on a USB flash drive:

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sudo dd if=MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.5.img of=/dev/sdd2
vox wrote: And please hdd instruction, usb on x1000 isnt that fast, especially compared to an SSD :-)
From a booted USB flash drive to /dev/sdb7 for example:

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sudo dd if=MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.5.img of=/dev/sdb7
USB isn't slow. You only need a fast USB flash drive. I would recommend you to buy the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive.
vox wrote: I have trouble unbzipping it, where can I get clean .img or tarred (.tar.bz2 doesnt work for me).
Sorry, only tar.bz2 is available currently. Please try to extract it with the following command:

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tar jxvf MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.5.img.tar.bz2
Caseycullen and Musa extracted the tar.bz2 img without any problems. Please check your system.
vox wrote: Kernel 4.9 I suppose its 4.9 Final http://www.xenosoft.de/vmlinux-4.9-Amig ... 000.tar.gz and please put links to http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de/amiga/x1000.html
There are links to the Linux kernels available on http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de/amiga/x1000.html. Please look here for the stable longterm kernel 4.9: http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de/amiga/kernel49.html
vox wrote: LiveDVD if possible, would be best as it wouldnt require previous Linux install and essentially keeping two linuxes (see bootdvd batch and kernel on Ubuntu Remix DVD).
LiveUSB is the same. You can also create a MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 USB flash drive on Windows or on macOS. It's very easy and better as burning a DVD.

But ..... you can try the ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Live DVD if you like. :-)

Download: ubuntu-mate-16.04.1-desktop-powerpc-x1000-3.iso

You can boot the DVD with the following commands:

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CFE> ramdisk -addr=0x24000000 -fs=iso atapi0.1:casper/powerpc64/initrd.

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CFE> setenv bootargs "root=/dev/ramdisk file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-mate.seed boot=casper quiet ro splash --"

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CFE> boot -elf -noints -fs=iso atapi0.1:casper/powerpc64/vmlinux.
Please note: Running Linux on AmigaONEs can require some tinkering. It's not as easy as OS4.1. You have to learn a lot.

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Christian
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