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Hello,

Just another rootfs to play while waiting for the next cortez release smile.gif

Upgraded "Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1" (Handhelds' Mojo Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 [Hasty]) to "Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 ARMEL".
Repository: http://ports.ubuntu.com/dists/jaunty/


Screenshot

One can install the linked rootfs or upgrade from the original cortez-rootfs.

Post UPDATES:
- all questions in Zubuntu Rc1 thread apply to this rootfs.
- for 760-860 zaurii read following posts to fix touchscreen and keymap bugs.
- removed "lost+found" folder from rootfs, my fault. sorry. new rootfs linked.
- installed, disabled and put "on hold" the package apt-xapian-index (eat too much resources).
- added recomendation about checking bad block before install.

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BACKUP your existing system.
For an SD card, "halt" zaurus and from your linux pc with the sd card mounted, type:
CODE
cd /media/sdcard
tar --exclude="lost+found" -cpf ~/zubuntu-backup.tar .

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INSTALL instructions available in Omegamoon and use this "zubuntu-desktop root filesystem"

zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2
MD5: 274d5f798e05e2fa1da85c941203bae3
Uploaded: 02/16/09
File Size: 98.06 MB (Extracted: ~375 MB)

- After formating and before extracting the rootfs, you should check and mark bad block in sd card:
CODE
fsck -fcp /dev/sdb1
where /dev/sdb1 is the partition of your SD card
- How to extract the .tar.bz2 file:
CODE
tar xpjf zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 -C /media/sdcard

- Remember to add the kernel and modules from Omegamoon and edit /etc/fstab.
- Boot and
CODE
apt-get update
apt-get install fennec abiword gnumeric geany xtightvncviewer x11vnc xournal cellwriter pidgin ...

- Has a "fake" boot splash. To disable it add "psplash=false" in /boot/kernel-cmdline.
- "Home" key is Terminal launcher, "Mail" key is WiFi toggle, "Alt+`" is F11 [fullscreen].
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UPGRADE your existing "Zubuntu 1.0 Rc1":
1. in files /var/lib/dpkg/status and /var/lib/dpkg/available
replace all "Architecture: arm" with "Architecture: armel"

2. in file /etc/apt/apt.conf add:
QUOTE
APT::Architecture "armel";
Dpkg::Options:: "--force-architecture";

3. in file /etc/apt/sources.list remove everything and add:
QUOTE
#9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ jaunty-security main restricted universe multiverse

4. then
CODE
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade


All Ubuntu Jaunty official repository packages for your zaurus biggrin.gif
tanjian2
Any performance difference between Hardy and Jaunty?
Notice you have pdaxrom in your sig - have you got it dual booting with Zubuntu by any chance?

I installed fvwm/icewm/openbox/matchbox on Zubuntu - they all run fine - just cant decide which is the lightest....

Does Jaunty have thunderbird working? What version is Firefox at?

Sorry for some many questions......
thanks
same
QUOTE
Any performance difference between Hardy and Jaunty?

seems to be equivalent

QUOTE
Notice you have pdaxrom in your sig - have you got it dual booting with Zubuntu by any chance?

i use kexec to boot pdaxrom, see debian andromeda (2or0) setup

QUOTE
I installed fvwm/icewm/openbox/matchbox on Zubuntu - they all run fine - just cant decide which is the lightest....

icewm is more than enough for a zaurus, the screenshot is an icewm with modified icebuntu theme for the zaurus

QUOTE
Does Jaunty have thunderbird working? What version is Firefox at?

thunderbird segfaults, firefox versions are 3.0_3.0.6 and also 3.1_3.1~b3 but i would use midori, arora, epiphany-gecko or epiphany-webkit since firefox is too much but starts and runs (both versions).

NOTE: (apt-xapian-index disabled in rootfs) if you install firefox, as well as other apps, eventually the package system will install apt-xapian-index which has a process called update-apt-xapian-index that will eat all resources while rebuilding some index list in the background, better to kill the process and rename it to avoid being triggered again in the future. or first install apt-xapian-index and disable it.
BerndS
Hi,

I installed it in on my CL-760 (a partition on the SD card booted with kexecboot) and I have the same problems as with the cortez release:

Ubuntu boots fine and I can use it in cli mode but I can't input anything (neither with the stylus nor with keyboard) in the GUI

The only keys that work are CTRL-ALT-Backspace ...

regards

Bernd

apink
QUOTE(BerndS @ Feb 16 2009, 10:20 AM) *
Hi,

I installed it in on my CL-760 (a partition on the SD card booted with kexecboot) and I have the same problems as with the cortez release:

Ubuntu boots fine and I can use it in cli mode but I can't input anything (neither with the stylus nor with keyboard) in the GUI

The only keys that work are CTRL-ALT-Backspace ...

regards

Bernd


This sounds like what happened to me yesterday when I tried to startx as a non-root user on cortez' Ubuntu. I just got a completely blank screen with an eratic arrow. blink.gif

CTRL-ALT-backspace got me back to the command line. startx works fine as root.
bobey
Hello,
I am trying to install Zubuntu on my C3000. I have followed Cortez guide as well as this one, however multiboot kernel deosn\t seem to find the files to boot off the compact flash card. First I had a Debian system installed on the internal MD and it found it, mounted it but gave an error that it could not find the kernel. However it then tried the compact flash but the only message I got was as shown below. I then removed the Debian distribution and it\s partitions and I get the same error now less the successful mount of the internal MD yet still no boot:

Probing /dev/mtdblock0
Probing /dev/mtdblock1
Probing /dev/mtdblock2
found /dev/mtdblock2 (jffs2)
mount successful
/dev/mtdblock2 no kernel found, unmounting
Probing /dev/mtdblock3
Probing /dev/hda
Probing /dev/hdc
/dev/hdc: No such file or directory
Probing /dev/hdc1
/dev/hd1: No such file or directory
Probing /dev/hdc2
/dev/hdc2: No such file or directory
No bootable device found

Btw I never get the menu.

Anyone have any ideas waht si going wrong. I have tried two different CF cards. Also I have tried Using only Cortex 8.04 guide/files and using these files in this thread. Same result.

// bobey

// bobey

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BerndS: i don't have acces to a 760,
but from command line, does the ts_calibrate program work?
if not:
1) do a grep -i handlers /proc/bus/input/devices
and check the second line starting with a "H: Handlers="
2) then grep TS ~/.profile
this line should have the same event* as the previous command
if it's not the same, nano ~/.profile and change the TSLIB_TSDEVICE line and specify the proper device
3) then logout, login, and run ts_calibrate again
4) if it doesn't work, try editing /etc/ts.conf and uncomment (remove the #) at the line module_raw corgi and run ts_calibrate again

bobey: you need to extract two files, with a z 3000
1) the kernel an modules: http://www.zaurus.org.uk/cortez/ubuntu/dow...addition.tar.gz
2) and the desired rootfs
Capn_Fish
I think "apt-get dist-upgrade" would be a better upgrade option than"apt-get upgrade," but I'm not entirely sure.
BerndS
Hi,

>>BerndS: i don't have acces to a 760,
>>but from command line, does the ts_calibrate program work?

No, it fails with

ts_open: No such file or directory

>>if not:
>>1) do a grep -i handlers /proc/bus/input/devices

H: Handlers=kbd event0 apm-power
H: Handlers=event1

>>and check the second line starting with a "H: Handlers="

export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event2

>>2) then grep TS ~/.profile
>>this line should have the same event* as the previous command
>>if it's not the same, nano ~/.profile and change the TSLIB_TSDEVICE line and specify the proper device

changed to

export TSLIB_TSDEVICE=/dev/input/event1


>>3) then logout, login, and run ts_calibrate again

works

Restarted X and now the Stylus works in X!

But the keyboard still does not work while X is running (excpet CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE) ...

>>4) if it doesn't work, try editing /etc/ts.conf and uncomment (remove the #) at the line module_raw corgi and run ts_calibrate again

Tested this also:

ts_calibrate
xres = 640, yres = 400
ts_read: Invalid argument


One other (very) minor issue:

After the installation the GUI started in Portrait mode. Therefor I removed the line

xrandr -o right

from the .xinitrc file . Now the GUI starts correctly in Landscape mode (hopefully I did not mix the Portrait/Landscape here ..)

The boot messages are also correct but the initial graphical Ubunutu logo is still in the wrong mode -- can this be corrected?

Thanks

Bernd



QUOTE(same @ Feb 17 2009, 11:40 AM) *
BerndS: i don't have acces to a 760,
1) do a grep -i handlers /proc/bus/input/devices
and check the second line starting with a "H: Handlers="
2) then grep TS ~/.profile
this line should have the same event* as the previous command
if it's not the same, nano ~/.profile and change the TSLIB_TSDEVICE line and specify the proper device
3) then logout, login, and run ts_calibrate again
4) if it doesn't work, try editing /etc/ts.conf and uncomment (remove the #) at the line module_raw corgi and run ts_calibrate again

bobey: you need to extract two files, with a z 3000
1) the kernel an modules: http://www.zaurus.org.uk/cortez/ubuntu/dow...addition.tar.gz
2) and the desired rootfs

Capn_Fish
I'm doing my upgrade now (not a fresh install). I'll let everybody know how it went when it's done.
EzerchE
I have uploaded the root files to my usb flash disk (fat) and i plug in to my zaurus c3000, sd card is 2 partititoned ext2 and swap, ext2 side mounted to mnt/card , i am writing the code but i am having errors, can you help me please?

tar xpjf zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/card

tar: ./dev/mixer3: Cannot change ownership to uid 0, gid 29: No such device

etc....
EzerchE
QUOTE(EzerchE @ Feb 17 2009, 10:44 AM) *
I have uploaded the root files to my usb flash disk (fat) and i plug in to my zaurus c3000, sd card is 2 partititoned ext2 and swap, ext2 side mounted to mnt/card , i am writing the code but i am having errors, can you help me please?

tar xpjf zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/card

tar: ./dev/mixer3: Cannot change ownership to uid 0, gid 29: No such device

etc....


i extract it via tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
EzerchE
Now i installed it, its working very fast smile.gif but i have 2 problem:

1. mouse is moving like screen rotated, mouse moving for vertical view, but i am using it horizontially.

2. i have linksys wcf 12 and how can i connect to wireless network smile.gif

thanks.
same
BerndS: edit /etc/ts.conf and comment (add the #) at the line module_raw corgi, this step was just in case the previous steps haven't worked.

if C+Alt+S works, the keyb is up under X? seems wrong keymap loaded in (.xinitrc)
the line test -f uses the reply of the grep Hardware /proc/cpuinfo, try hardcoding it (replace $HARDWARE with one given by ls /etc/X11/kb/) try different options or comment this line.

About boot splash, edit /etc/defaults/psplash and remove -a 270 but it will look weird

Capn_Fish hope everything goes as expected unsure.gif

EzerchE maybe you where extracting the tar.bz2 without root account, anyway, you got it smile.gif
1. mouse is moving like screen rotated, mouse moving for vertical view, but i am using it horizontially.
i don't use mouse, i don't have an adapter.
2. i have linksys wcf 12 and how can i connect to wireless network
that's ubuntu basics, but start checking /etc/network/interfaces
bobey
QUOTE(same @ Feb 17 2009, 02:40 PM) *
bobey: you need to extract two files, with a z 3000
1) the kernel an modules: http://www.zaurus.org.uk/cortez/ubuntu/dow...addition.tar.gz
2) and the desired rootfs


Yeah I did that. However it doesn't work with the two cards I tried. In fact I had to take the unit apart, install the files on the MD and then insert it again into the C3000. Then the system boots. I guess there is some incompatibility with my CF cards or something. I will try with some SD cards later see if that resolves the problem. However at least I got the thing up and running now.

Seriously liking the Zubuntu.


** edit spelling **

// bobey
BerndS
Hi,

QUOTE
BerndS: edit /etc/ts.conf and comment (add the #) at the line module_raw corgi, this step was just in case the previous steps haven't worked.


I already did that direct after the failed test

QUOTE
if C+Alt+S works, the keyb is up under X? seems wrong keymap loaded in (.xinitrc)
the line test -f uses the reply of the grep Hardware /proc/cpuinfo, try hardcoding it (replace $HARDWARE with one given by ls /etc/X11/kb/) try different options or comment this line.


With Akita the keyboard works; /proc/cpuinfo returns "Husky".

QUOTE
About boot splash, edit /etc/defaults/psplash and remove -a 270 but it will look weird

Done (I don't think it looks better with the -a 270)

Thanks again

Bernd

Capn_Fish
Everything went well, and it seems to be working fine. I haven't played with it enough to get more of an impression than that.
arnpsyke
great job ! i have installed zubuntu and it works great. Fennec pidgin,... work but i haven't found a video player. I tried vlc but don't work in root mode
Capn_Fish
Try MPlayer (the Angstrom version or the pdaXrom iwmmxt one will be the fastest).

How's the speed in Fennec? I've only tried Arora and Midori (Arora is faster, BTW).
arnpsyke
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 19 2009, 11:17 AM) *
Try MPlayer (the Angstrom version or the pdaXrom iwmmxt one will be the fastest).

How's the speed in Fennec? I've only tried Arora and Midori (Arora is faster, BTW).

ok I ll try mplayer. Fennec is ok but a little to slow for me. I prefer midori. Zubuntu give a second life to my zaurus smile.gif
tanjian2
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 19 2009, 07:17 PM) *
Try MPlayer (the Angstrom version or the pdaXrom iwmmxt one will be the fastest).

How's the speed in Fennec? I've only tried Arora and Midori (Arora is faster, BTW).


I am keen to compile mplayer - but I can't seem to find suitable source - Angstrom is particularily hard to find the source - I can see the git tree but not sure how to get the source.... Currently trying to compile atty's version for pdaxrom.


The standard mplayer failed miserably to compile.
arnpsyke
hello I installed successfuly mplayer on zubuntu :

first, apt-get install gnome-mplayer then apt-get -f install then install lib and mplayer from http://debian-multimedia.org/dists/stable/...age/mplayer.php . It works great !
same
QUOTE
Connection Manager
  • connman The core Connection Manager daemon (connmand) and plug-ins for Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, DHCP (udhcpc and dhclient), resolvconf, DNS proxy and PolicyKit
  • connman-gnome The GTK+-based user interfaces for an applet and a properties dialog.


Like network-manager from gnome, you have to comment all lines in /etc/network/interfaces

Custom setup:
I launch it with a shell script (connman-min) that kills the tray interface after one minute to save memory, the daemon is very lightweight.
I use stalonetray as the tray system, if you have a working tray function in your desktop, don't install stalonetray and remove the related lines in connman-min.

connman-min.tar has the .stalonetrayrc (put it in /root/ or your home directory) and the connman-min shell script (put it in /usr/bin or any binary folder)

anyone using bluez or ethernet willing to test it? i just used with wpa and works

Connman is now available in ubuntu repository using dhclient
For connman with udhcp support download: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=181822 in Zubuntu Packages thread
Capn_Fish
QUOTE(tanjian2 @ Feb 19 2009, 05:38 PM) *
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 19 2009, 07:17 PM) *
Try MPlayer (the Angstrom version or the pdaXrom iwmmxt one will be the fastest).

How's the speed in Fennec? I've only tried Arora and Midori (Arora is faster, BTW).


I am keen to compile mplayer - but I can't seem to find suitable source - Angstrom is particularily hard to find the source - I can see the git tree but not sure how to get the source.... Currently trying to compile atty's version for pdaxrom.


The standard mplayer failed miserably to compile.

http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/beta3/custom/

Try that one before doing TOO much work (mplayer-bvdd-iwmmxt).
arnpsyke
Many thanks for connman same ! I'll try it tonight
ofels
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 20 2009, 08:00 PM) *
Try that one before doing TOO much work (mplayer-bvdd-iwmmxt).


Does not work here as it immediatey returns without further comment.

Oliver
Capn_Fish
(Sorry if you already know this)

MPlayer normally just returns. There's no GUI. Did you try running "mplayer somevideo.mpg" or just "mplayer"?
ofels
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 21 2009, 05:50 PM) *
MPlayer normally just returns. There's no GUI. Did you try running "mplayer somevideo.mpg" or just "mplayer"?


Of course I did both plus mplayer --help, mplayer -h, etc.
Same result.

I also found out that most players in Jaunty segfault or end up with an illegal instruction, including audacious, totem-xine, etc.

Btw, the upgrading way (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade/distupgrade) did not work as it left me with lots of unresolved dependencies and a cyclic dependency in libc6. So I did a fresh install. To make lxde work as before I had to replace icewm by lxde and uninstall the gdm login manager- which did not let me login as root and there had not been created a user account before.

Another issue: adduser leaves me with a user account which is not allowed to do networking as ping, nslookup, etc. all return with an error.
The new user has to be moved in a certain user group which I am actually not aware of.

Besides this jaunty looks to be a bit faster than hardy and being able to test drive fennec is worth the installation effort.

Oliver
crash1104
QUOTE(arnpsyke @ Feb 20 2009, 01:49 AM) *
hello I installed successfuly mplayer on zubuntu :

first, apt-get install gnome-mplayer then apt-get -f install then install lib and mplayer from http://debian-multimedia.org/dists/stable/...age/mplayer.php . It works great !


YES!!! Thank you......great link....now sound works for me and my Z (SL-C3100 "Borzoi" / Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04), too. Until yesterday evening I was not able to hear anything from the internal speaker or the headphone...nothing helped....alsamixer, sound-device and sound-modules....everything seemed to be ok...

But now it works:

1.) Download "libartsc0"-Package from Debian-armel-Repos (then install via "dpkg -i <package-name>"). In my case mplayer needs this package and it could not be found in the Debian-Multimedia- or Jaunty-Ports-Repos.

2.) Update the source.list with the Debian-Multimedia-Repos ("deb http://debian-multimedia.org stable main")

3.) Get mencoder and mplayer via "apt-get install <package-name>"

4.) Download and install the "quasar"-package (a very great media player) from this forum. Thanks to jeana for the repacked version! And thanks to evilJazz from katastrophos.net for this great media player!

5.) Check alsamixer or alsamixergui

6.) Unmute everything and set all values to the highest level. While listening to your favourite music, bring back the settings to the right level! ;-) TIP: As long as the master volume is set to 100%, let the internal speaker switched off!

Hope, that helps someone else.....

cu
crash
dsteuer
Hi! First of all big thanks!

Call me impressed for the fast start-up time alone!

Just for the record and the next one trying to get his or her keyboard to work under X:

I had to hardcode Akita as xmodmap to get keypresses in my 860 in .xinitrc.
/proc/cpuinfo returns Husky,

detlef
dsteuer
How can I persuade Jaunty to display german umlauts? Is there a simple way?

If yes, how can I input umlauts?
The second part is not as important to me as the first part. I want to use org-mode for emacs on the Z,
but it has to display my text files correctly, else it is unusable for me, what would be a pity.

Thx in advance!

Detlef

SOLVED! Just had to load MULE ...
Chero
QUOTE(dsteuer @ Mar 5 2009, 02:58 PM) *
Hi! First of all big thanks!

Call me impressed for the fast start-up time alone!

Just for the record and the next one trying to get his or her keyboard to work under X:

I had to hardcode Akita as xmodmap to get keypresses in my 860 in .xinitrc.
/proc/cpuinfo returns Husky,

detlef


found out that the hard way as well. rolleyes.gif

Now get wifi going (which doesn't seem to be that "basic ubuntu"). When inserting my cards, dmesg reports nothing.
What am I missing here ?
Already tried the interfaces file from Angstrom and the Angstrom kernel.
Also tried manually loading spectrum_cs, but still nothing in dmesg.
pccardctl shows nothing.

Having fun anyway,
Chero.
canguy247
QUOTE(Chero @ Mar 14 2009, 12:36 PM) *
Now get wifi going (which doesn't seem to be that "basic ubuntu"). When inserting my cards, dmesg reports nothing.
What am I missing here ?
Already tried the interfaces file from Angstrom and the Angstrom kernel.
Also tried manually loading spectrum_cs, but still nothing in dmesg.
pccardctl shows nothing.

Having fun anyway,
Chero.


Add pxa2xx_cs to /etc/modules.
After this either reboot or;

CODE
modprobe pxa2xx_cs


Canguy
Chero
QUOTE(canguy247 @ Mar 14 2009, 08:38 PM) *
Add pxa2xx_cs to /etc/modules.
After this either reboot or;

CODE
modprobe pxa2xx_cs


Canguy

Thanks, that makes the cf-slot alive.
Now figure out the rest.

Edit : that was easy, copy the interfaces file over from Angstrom, plug in the card and all is up and running.

Have fun,
Chero.
HRH_H_Crab
QUOTE(same @ Feb 20 2009, 11:55 AM) *
anyone using bluez or ethernet willing to test it? i just used with wpa and works

Connman is now available in ubuntu repository using dhclient
For connman with udhcp support download: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=181822 in Zubuntu Packages thread


Just tested it for wifi and its working nicely here too.
I just ran connman-applet from the run box of lxde for testing purposes.
I'm having all sorts of problems with bluetooth though, according to what I have read bluetooth connections seem to require having been set up in bluez before connman can work with them, and the problem there is how to get pairing working with the new bluez stack.

I cant get bluetooth-wizard to run due to dbus problems:

"Can't get session bus: failed execute dbus-launch to autolaunch D-Bus session"


same
QUOTE(HRH_H_Crab @ Apr 3 2009, 11:43 PM) *
QUOTE(same @ Feb 20 2009, 11:55 AM) *
anyone using bluez or ethernet willing to test it? i just used with wpa and works

Connman is now available in ubuntu repository using dhclient
For connman with udhcp support download: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?s=&...st&p=181822 in Zubuntu Packages thread


Just tested it for wifi and its working nicely here too.
I just ran connman-applet from the run box of lxde for testing purposes.
I'm having all sorts of problems with bluetooth though, according to what I have read bluetooth connections seem to require having been set up in bluez before connman can work with them, and the problem there is how to get pairing working with the new bluez stack.

I cant get bluetooth-wizard to run due to dbus problems:

"Can't get session bus: failed execute dbus-launch to autolaunch D-Bus session"


well, i could not setup a bluez connection using connman either, i read that bluez changed its standards so connman lost compatibility with bluez. i think it's better to wait for the connman version 0.13 dry.gif

NOTE: i have no experience using bluetooth, but i could setup bluetooth connection in my ubuntu desktop (not zaurus) using bluetooth-applet and haven't played with it, just to test it
RX Shorty
Tried a fresh installation, but got a init not found error.
Going to try again tonight.
duo
QUOTE
"Can't get session bus: failed execute dbus-launch to autolaunch D-Bus session"



you need to upgrade dbus.

in order to get Bluetooth to work,

i installed gnome-bluetooth, bluez-gnome, and upgraded dbus.

run bluetooth-applet then rfcomm connect, you will then get a pairing request.
Really stupid as hcitool auth didn't do a thing. Also make sure that hciconfig auth is enabled.

i was unable to get Dun working with wvdial, but Pon works and without any init scrips!

now all i need is to find a way to automate hciattach. supposedly bluez-pcmcia-support is supposed to do this, but i haven't had any luck yet.

-duo
diesel1
Hi all,

I upgraded my RC1 to Jaunty as described in this thread and everything seemed to go smoothly. However when I rebooted I was asked for a password, for the root account, which I do not know/have not defined.

Any ideas how to get around this?

Diesel1.
same
QUOTE(diesel1 @ Jul 8 2009, 01:31 PM) *
Hi all,

I upgraded my RC1 to Jaunty as described in this thread and everything seemed to go smoothly. However when I rebooted I was asked for a password, for the root account, which I do not know/have not defined.

Any ideas how to get around this?

Diesel1.


if your have ubuntu on an sd, boot a ubuntu live cd and mount the sd , then edit (as root) the /media/sd-path/etc/shadow

and remove the "!" in the root:!:... line

for example from this
root:!:14266:0:99999:7:::

to this
root::14266:0:99999:7:::

diesel1
QUOTE(same @ Jul 11 2009, 10:17 PM) *
QUOTE(diesel1 @ Jul 8 2009, 01:31 PM) *
Hi all,

I upgraded my RC1 to Jaunty as described in this thread and everything seemed to go smoothly. However when I rebooted I was asked for a password, for the root account, which I do not know/have not defined.

Any ideas how to get around this?

Diesel1.


if your have ubuntu on an sd, boot a ubuntu live cd and mount the sd , then edit (as root) the /media/sd-path/etc/shadow

and remove the "!" in the root:!:... line

for example from this
root:!:14266:0:99999:7:::

to this
root::14266:0:99999:7:::


Hi same,

I will try to patch the shadow file on my Arch Linux Desktop. I have never had to do this in 14 years of using GNU/Linux!

Thanks for the help,

Diesel1.
same
QUOTE(diesel1 @ Jul 12 2009, 04:38 PM) *
QUOTE(same @ Jul 11 2009, 10:17 PM) *
QUOTE(diesel1 @ Jul 8 2009, 01:31 PM) *
Hi all,

I upgraded my RC1 to Jaunty as described in this thread and everything seemed to go smoothly. However when I rebooted I was asked for a password, for the root account, which I do not know/have not defined.

Any ideas how to get around this?

Diesel1.


if your have ubuntu on an sd, boot a ubuntu live cd and mount the sd , then edit (as root) the /media/sd-path/etc/shadow

and remove the "!" in the root:!:... line

for example from this
root:!:14266:0:99999:7:::

to this
root::14266:0:99999:7:::


Hi same,

I will try to patch the shadow file on my Arch Linux Desktop. I have never had to do this in 14 years of using GNU/Linux!

Thanks for the help,

Diesel1.


yup this is weird, i had no problem with the root passwd after the upgrade, maybe i got it setup so i didn't notice. strange pw reset
diesel1
QUOTE(same @ Jul 13 2009, 10:26 AM) *
QUOTE(diesel1 @ Jul 12 2009, 04:38 PM) *
QUOTE(same @ Jul 11 2009, 10:17 PM) *
QUOTE(diesel1 @ Jul 8 2009, 01:31 PM) *
Hi all,

I upgraded my RC1 to Jaunty as described in this thread and everything seemed to go smoothly. However when I rebooted I was asked for a password, for the root account, which I do not know/have not defined.

Any ideas how to get around this?

Diesel1.


if your have ubuntu on an sd, boot a ubuntu live cd and mount the sd , then edit (as root) the /media/sd-path/etc/shadow

and remove the "!" in the root:!:... line

for example from this
root:!:14266:0:99999:7:::

to this
root::14266:0:99999:7:::


Hi same,

I will try to patch the shadow file on my Arch Linux Desktop. I have never had to do this in 14 years of using GNU/Linux!

Thanks for the help,

Diesel1.


yup this is weird, i had no problem with the root passwd after the upgrade, maybe i got it setup so i didn't notice. strange pw reset


Hi same,

Just like you said the shadow file needed editing after being replaced in the upgrade, maybe there should be a warning to set a password for root, or maybe I should treat my C860 with the respect it deserves and implement some security!

Many thanks,

Diesel1.
adf
All this seemed to do is to remove most of my system..then crash. Presumably I missed something?

ppyo
I installed Zubuntu v1 but it is slow with LXDE, so I tried this filesystem. IceWM is great, very fast! Now I will play with it, gotta set up wifi.

Update:

OK, got wifi working.

Packages Working:
sqlite3 & sqlitebrowser
zim
xournal
file-roller
rgbpaint
wavemon
abiword
gnumeric
homebank
aqualung (could not get mplayer, this one works great)
system-info
zsafe
fbreader
evince
gnome-dictionary
gnome-terminal
gnome-log-viewer
gnome-games
zenity
dillo (midori was kinda slow)
units
imagemagick
joe
sc
weather-util

Problems
Kdepimpi: runs, but kapi complains about not finding the libraries (which I moved from /opt/kdepimpi to /usr/lib, following cortez's instructions), kopi could import ics file but kapi cannot import vcf file (complains about not having resource)
Several packages using python-gtk, complaining that they cannot import gtk, gobject modules or other... (gnome-sudoku, glchess, wifi radar, etc.)
Fltk-sudoku: cannot resize the window.

Zubuntu is great! It IS making me forget Cacko!
ptoki
I am confirming that.
LXDE is not much slow but it has nasty bug and after resume takes a lot of cpu. The longer suspend the longer wake-up cpu-fill-up.

After changing to matchbox problem ends.
diesel1
QUOTE(adf @ Sep 9 2009, 06:46 AM) *
All this seemed to do is to remove most of my system..then crash. Presumably I missed something?


Hi adf,

How did you get on with the upgrade?

I just reinstalled with the correct files and things seem to have improved alot!

All the best,

Diesel1.

danboid
I've read numerous threads in the oesf (z)ubuntu forum and by the sounds of things, zubuntu jaunty sounds like the best OS available for my c3000 seeing as many have complained of Karmic being significantly slower and there being problems with updating and installing new packages thanks to libc6 and many things being compiled for a newer ARM arch than our Z's.

I have yet to try installing the regular zubuntu 1.0 rc1 then updating it to jaunty as described in the first post of this thread but I expect I'm going to have the same problem I'm having with both zubuntu 2.0 and the jaunty tarball linked in post #1 here, and that is that booting both the jaunty tarball and 2.0 only gets as far as

Warning: unable to open an initial console

I have looked within /dev under both 2.0 and this tarball and it is suspiciously bare with only a few entries so I did as suggested in the zubuntu 2.0 thread and ran

MAKEDEV console

Within the /dev dir (when booted via D+B ) and that did create a number of extra console devices but also complained of awk being missing and something about corgi something being missing too so maybe the command didn't fully, properly execute and make every device required?

Another thing that could be a problem is my fstab as post #1 says I need to edit it but it doesn't say how- I've looked at fstab and it says I shouldn't really change / as that gets pivoted anyway- I have installed the zubuntu rootfs's to hda1 which is my microdrive. I have a swap partition as hda2 and that is setup correctly in fstab already.

Maybe I'm installing it incorrectly? I've been guessing a few things seeing as cortezs' guide presumes you want to install to a CF or SD card but I want zubuntu as my sole OS on my microdrive so I've been booting into the D+B console, formatting hda1 with

mke2fs -j -L zubuntu /dev/hda1

Then I mount my CF card with the zubuntu tarball on it and extract it to hda1 followed by the spitz additions tarball- I had to use my desktop Linux box to convert the jaunty tarball into a .tar.gz as the busybox tar doesn't support bzip2 compressed files. kexec seems to be fine as of course I'm getting that menu.

Finally, can I use the spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz kernel and modules with zubuntu jaunty? I have already tried that but I just get the 'Warning: unable to open an initial console' error as with the other combinations.
danboid
I've read numerous threads in the oesf (z)ubuntu forum and by the sounds of things, zubuntu jaunty sounds like the best OS available for my c3000 seeing as many have complained of Karmic being significantly slower and there being problems with updating and installing new packages thanks to libc6 and many things being compiled for a newer ARM arch than our Z's.

I have yet to try installing the regular zubuntu 1.0 rc1 then updating it to jaunty as described in the first post of this thread but I expect I'm going to have the same problem I'm having with both zubuntu 2.0 and the jaunty tarball linked in post #1 here, and that is that booting both the jaunty tarball and 2.0 only gets as far as

CODE
Warning: unable to open an initial console


I have looked within /dev under both 2.0 and this tarball and it is suspiciously bare with only a few entries so I did as suggested in the zubuntu 2.0 thread and ran

CODE
MAKEDEV console


Within the /dev dir (when booted via D+B ) and that did create a number of extra console devices but also complained of awk being missing and something about corgi something being missing too so maybe the command didn't fully, properly execute and make every device required?

Another thing that could be a problem is my fstab as post #1 says I need to edit it but it doesn't say how- I've looked at fstab and it says I shouldn't really change / as that gets pivoted anyway- I have installed the zubuntu rootfs's to hda1 which is my microdrive. I have a swap partition as hda2 and that is setup correctly in fstab already.

Maybe I'm installing it incorrectly? I've been guessing a few things seeing as cortezs' guide presumes you want to install to a CF or SD card but I want zubuntu as my sole OS on my microdrive so I've been booting into the D+B console, formatting hda1 with

CODE
mke2fs -j -L zubuntu /dev/hda1


Then I mount my CF card and microdrive:

CODE
mkdir /cf
mount /dev/hdc1 /cf
mount /dev/hda1 /hdd1


thenI extract my zubuntu tarball to hda1:

CODE
tar xpzvf /cf/zubuntu-904.tar.gz -C /hdd1


followed by the spitz-root-addition tarball:

CODE
tar xpzvf /cf/spitz-root-addition.tar.gz -C /hdd1
cd /
umount /cf /hdd1
reboot


I had to use my desktop Linux box to convert the jaunty tarball into a .tar.gz as the tar version included in my c3000 D+B NAND doesn't support uncompressing bzip2 compressed files. kexec seems to be fine of course as at least I'm getting that menu OK.

Finally, can I use the spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz kernel and modules with zubuntu jaunty? I have already tried that but I just get the 'Warning: unable to open an initial console' error as with the other combinations.
danboid
I have tried to install this jaunty zubuntu tarball a few times now with both spitz-root-addition.tar.gz and spitz-root-addition-v2.0.tar.gz only to get the same 'unable to open initial console' error. I've just updated my previous post as my tar command was incorrect as I have been extracting both my tar.gz files with 'tar xpzvf', I just don't normally bother to include the 'p', but that is specified in the OP's instructions so thats what I've be trying.

Its also important to mention that 'fsck -fcp /dev/hda1' returns no errors, I have checked the md5sum of zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 is OK and that when I extracted zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 on my PC I did so as root using a command beginning 'tar xpvjf' and when I re-tarred the contents (again on my PC) I did so as root with 'tar cpvf' - they should do it right?

I'd like to hear from anyone who has successfully installed zubuntu-desktop-jaunty-rootfs_feb.2009-rev-armel.tar.bz2 on a c3000 without either having to have an existing OS installed on the MD or having to physically remove the MD and copy stuff over that way. Did you have to alter /etc/fstab and if so how? I am starting to wonder if I'm having probs due to a bug within Lineo uLinux's kernel or its busybox/tar/mk2efs or some other software of my NAND I'm using here? I think the install tools used for pdaXii13 etc. are a bit newer (if still old) than the versions integrated in the c3000 NAND/ D+B menu (Lineo). I have also tried to install zubuntu by booting the pdaXii13 5.4.9 installer off an SD card the choosing the command option but unlike Lineo it doesn't register cards inserted into the CF slot nor USB memory sticks.

I have yet to try installing using the original zubuntu 1.0RC rootfs so thats my next thing to try..

EDIT

I have now tried following my install procedure detailed in my last post with zubuntu-desktop-rc1.tar.gz and spitz-root-addition.tar.gz yet I'm still just getting the same ol' 'unable to open initial console' warning so now I presume my install method is not an option ie you have to have a full c3000 Zaurus OS installed somewhere and available to boot into to install zubuntu onto your MD or you have to remove you MD and stick it directly into your PC's CF slot OR do I just need a certain fstab entry/adjustment to get zubuntu to boot?
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