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LinuxGuy

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« on: February 27, 2020, 08:36:58 am »
Hi all


I successfully partitioned the device according to the PC instructions and installed TWRP, Debian, Android Root.

Everything works, but not Debian. No matter which partition-model or location of boot-partition. Booting Debian allways stops at the first screen with the Debian logo - even after waiting 6h.

Any help would be really appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 11:56:01 am »
Maybe the Debian file didn't download properly?

You could try downloading file and extracting to your microSD card and reinstalling again.

Just a thought....

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 03:35:34 pm »
Hi ArchiMark

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Maybe the Debian file didn't download properly?

You were right! I formated my SD-Card, extracted the archive properly and everything worked without any issue!
Love Linux on the device ... its right what I wanted.

Thanks a lot!

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 07:32:04 pm »
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Hi ArchiMark

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Maybe the Debian file didn't download properly?

You were right! I formated my SD-Card, extracted the archive properly and everything worked without any issue!
Love Linux on the device ... its right what I wanted.

Thanks a lot!

What were the steps you followed? I've downloaded the zip a few times, formatted the microSD, extracted it using the Google Files app on Android, installed (seemingly OK), but won't boot. Did you extract it using something other than Files?

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 07:40:12 pm »
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Hi ArchiMark

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Maybe the Debian file didn't download properly?

You were right! I formated my SD-Card, extracted the archive properly and everything worked without any issue!
Love Linux on the device ... its right what I wanted.

Thanks a lot!

Great, glad it worked!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 07:41:30 pm »
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Hi ArchiMark

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Maybe the Debian file didn't download properly?

You were right! I formated my SD-Card, extracted the archive properly and everything worked without any issue!
Love Linux on the device ... its right what I wanted.

Thanks a lot!

What were the steps you followed? I've downloaded the zip a few times, formatted the microSD, extracted it using the Google Files app on Android, installed (seemingly OK), but won't boot. Did you extract it using something other than Files?

Did you format your microSD card as FAT32?

As for extracting, I had to install a 3rd party file manager program to extract file to the card.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 09:19:12 pm »
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Did you format your microSD card as FAT32?

As for extracting, I had to install a 3rd party file manager program to extract file to the card.

Yes, formatted as FAT32. Recovery finds the installer fine, no error installing, and I get the Debian splash for a moment. Panning through the recovery log, nothing really jumps at me. I have it partitioned 60/60.

Next tree I am barking up is that I downloaded the installer zip on Linux. I will try it on a Windows box. Shouldn't be an issue but it's the only thing I can think of other than my being cursed or something.

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 09:40:38 pm »
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Did you format your microSD card as FAT32?

As for extracting, I had to install a 3rd party file manager program to extract file to the card.

Yes, formatted as FAT32. Recovery finds the installer fine, no error installing, and I get the Debian splash for a moment. Panning through the recovery log, nothing really jumps at me. I have it partitioned 60/60.

Next tree I am barking up is that I downloaded the installer zip on Linux. I will try it on a Windows box. Shouldn't be an issue but it's the only thing I can think of other than my being cursed or something.
Haven't you heard, you need to sacrifice a goat to get HDMI out working. Getting Linux to work would then at least require a few chickens...

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2020, 07:34:27 am »
Hi Joepete

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Hi ArchiMark

Quote from: ArchiMark
Maybe the Debian file didn't download properly?

You were right! I formated my SD-Card, extracted the archive properly and everything worked without any issue!
Love Linux on the device ... its right what I wanted.


What were the steps you followed? I've downloaded the zip a few times, formatted the microSD, extracted it using the Google Files app on Android, installed (seemingly OK), but won't boot. Did you extract it using something other than Files?

After trying twice doing everything on the Cosmo, I downloaded the installer file on a desktop computer (with Ubuntu), formated the sd-Card there with Gparted to FAT32 and extracted the file on the SD-Card (connected via USB-C). Then everyting went smoothly.

If you need a non-english keyboard-layout, the command-line string posted by Michael in the indiegogo-Thread works like charm - but only until reboot
! If you need set the layout permanentlly (and the graphical interfaceisnotsufficient), I described another method with a config file in "Debian amnesia" Thread.
Good luck!
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2020, 11:36:46 pm »
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After trying twice doing everything on the Cosmo, I downloaded the installer file on a desktop computer (with Ubuntu), formated the sd-Card there with Gparted to FAT32 and extracted the file on the SD-Card (connected via USB-C). Then everyting went smoothly.

If you need a non-english keyboard-layout, the command-line string posted by Michael in the indiegogo-Thread works like charm!

Good luck!

Good call LinuxGuy. Bottomline: if you are having issues, try something other than Google Files to extract the installers. I think ArchiMark had a similar experience (used something other than Google Files). My guess is Google Files says the extraction is complete when it isn't.  I used your approach. Extracted to the SD card over USB-C.