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Offline xeno74

PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« on: January 30, 2016, 01:04:59 PM »
Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 2 Released as the Biggest Update Ever

Links:

- news.softpedia.com
- ubuntu-mate.org

 

Lubuntu 16.04 Alpha 2 is also available for PowerPC computers: lubuntu/releases/xenial/alpha-2/xenial-desktop-powerpc.iso

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 05:46:35 PM »
Hi All,

I created an installation initial ramdisk for the installation of ubuntu MATE 16.04 with the stable longterm kernel 4.1.17.

  • Download and extract the kernel image, vmlinux-4.1.17

Download: vmlinux-4.1.17-AmigaONE_X1000.tar.bz2
  • Download the new installation initial ramdisk. I suggest to download it with a right click on the link and then with the menu point "Save target as" or something like this.

Download: initrd-4.1.17-1.ubuntu16.04-ppc64.gz
  • Copy them to a USB pen drive or to the CF card
  • Turn on the AmigaONE X1000 and press F to boot to enter CFE prompt. Insert the

USB pen drive.
  • You can boot the installer using the commands below:
  • From a USB pen drive:
Code: [Select]
CFE> ramdisk –z –addr=0x24000000 –fatfs usbdisk0:initrd-4.1.17-1.ubuntu16.04-ppc64.gz
From the CF card:
Code: [Select]
CFE> ramdisk –z –addr=0x24000000 –fatfs cf0:initrd-4.1.17-1.ubuntu16.04-ppc64.gz

  • Code: [Select]
    CFE> setenv bootargs "root=/dev/ramdisk"

  • From a USB pen drive:
Code: [Select]
CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-4.1
From the CF card:
Code: [Select]
CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-4.1[/list]
  • Select Language
  • Select Your Locatation
  • Detect Keyboard Layout. Select No and Pick from the list
  • Configure Network
  • Enter Hostname
  • Select the Ubuntu Archive Mirror Country - [it is configured for the UK]
  • Select the Ubuntu archive mirror "ports.ubuntu.com"
  • Leave the HTTP Proxy parameter blank
  • When prompted that no kernel modules were found select Yes to continue

without loading them.
  • The installer components will be retrieved from the Ubuntu mirror [this will take a

long time]
  • Enter your Full Name
  • Enter your username for your account
  • Enter your password and confirm
  • Select No to Encrypt your home directory
  • Confirm your time zone
  • When prompted for module dm-mod leave the parameter blank and select

continue
  • Click Continue at the warning of "Software RAID not available"
  • Click Continue at the warning of "Logical Volume Manager not available"
  • You can now partition your disk
You must exercise caution when modifying your partition tables!
  • The base system will now be retrieved from the mirror site and installed
  • Select “Install security updates automatically"
  • At the software selection screen you will be asked to select which *buntu

flavour(s) you would like to install. You can install as many as you like. To install
ubuntu MATE arrow down to the “Ubuntu MATE desktop” option and press the
space bar to mark the option. Now press return to continue.
  • The additional packages required to install the full desktop will be retrieved and

installed. - [this will take some time to complete depending on the speed of your
internet connection ]
  • At “Continue without boot loader” take note of your root partition.
  • Select Yes to set confirm the system clock is set as UTC.
  • Select Continue to finish the installation and reboot!
  • Press F to boot to enter CFE prompt. Remove if necessary and re-insert the USB

pen drive containing the vmlinux-4.1 kernel. Enter the following commands replacing
the root partition (sdb9) with the ID of the partition where you installed ubuntu
MATE.
Code: [Select]
CFE> setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sdb9"
From a USB pen drive:
Code: [Select]
CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-4.1
From the CF card:
Code: [Select]
CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-4.1
  • Later, you could copy the kernel vmlinux-4.1 to the CF card and configure a CFE

menu entry.
Code: [Select]
CFE> setenv -p MENU_2_LABEL "ubuntu MATE 16.04 with kernel 4.1"
Code: [Select]
CFE> setenv -p MENU_2_COMMAND 'set pmu -astate=A4 ; setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sdb9 quiet ro splash" ; boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-4.1' [/list]

I successfully tested the new installation initial ramdisk for the installation of ubuntu MATE 16.04 with the stable longterm kernel 4.1.17 today.

PLEASE test the new installation initial ramdisk.

Cheers,

Christian

Offline trekiej

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 03:34:59 AM »
Thanks for the info.
Amiga 2000 Forever :)
Welcome to the Planar System.
 

Offline trekiej

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 09:13:14 PM »
Ubuntu 10.10
Amiga 2000 Forever :)
Welcome to the Planar System.
 

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 05:21:46 PM »
Hi All,

I updated ubuntu MATE 16.04 today.

New:

  • GCC-6
  • libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37
  • Firefox 44.0.2
  • LibreOffice 5.1.0.3
  • Mutiny (new panel layout - topmenu - mate-dock-applet)
After the update I had to copy the r600_dri.so to /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri.

Code: [Select]
sudo cp /usr/local/mesa-10.0.4/lib/dri/r600_dri.so /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri

Then I logged on again and the 3D acceleration works again.

Julian released a new ubuntu MATE 16.04 installation initial RAM disk today.

New:

Quote

This one should auto select and install the proper Ubuntu-Mate Desktop down to themes and Ubuntu-Welcome as well as installing the Xorg.conf and 4.1.18 modules.
So no software selection screen is shown during the installation.
The install script functions tested ok on my Sam460ex with the Sam460ex version .

Regards Julian


Download: initrd-4.1.18_ubuntu-mate_16.04-ppc64-1.gz (I suggest to download it with a right click on the link and then with the menu point "Save target as" or something like this.)

@Spectre660: Thanks a lot for the new ubuntu MATE 16.04 installation initial RAM disk. Well done! :)

Screenshots of ubuntu MATE 16.04 with the new panel layout Mutiny:



Cheers,

Christian

Offline trekiej

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 05:40:13 PM »
Is there an updated Blender3D for this distro?
Amiga 2000 Forever :)
Welcome to the Planar System.
 

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 07:48:12 AM »
Quote from: trekiej;804573
Is there an updated Blender3D for this distro?


Blender 2.76.b+dfsg0-3build1 is available for ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC currently.

@All



Hi All,

Spectre660 has released a lot of ISOs and initrds for installing ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC on NG Amigas.

New:

- Auto selecting and installing the official ubuntu MATE desktop
- Installing the xorg.conf automatically
- Copying the kernel modules automatically

Downloads:

A-EON AmigaONE X1000: initrd-4.1.18_ubuntu-mate_16.04-ppc64-1.gz (You need additionally the stable longterm kernel 4.1.18)

A-EON AmigaONE X5000: uRamdisk_Ubuntu-Mate_16.04_cyrus_net-1 (You need additionally the kernel 4.4.1. Downloads for beta testers only)

A-EON AmigaONE A1222: uRamdisk_Ubuntu-Mate_16.04_tabor_net-1 (You need additionally the kernel 4.1.18. Downloads for beta testers only)

ACube Sam440ep( Flex): Sam440ep_Ubuntu-Mate_16.04_Netinstall-1.iso

ACube AmigaONE 500/Sam460ex( Lite): Sam460ex_Ubuntu-Mate_16.04_Netinstall-1.iso

Many many thanks to Spectre660 for his hard work! :)

Cheers,

Christian

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016, 09:07:54 AM »
ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC on the new AmigaONE 1222 (Tabor board):


Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 09:09:14 AM »
Hi All,

Martin Wimpress released the Beta 1 of ubuntu MATE 16.04 yesterday.

Link: http://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/

ISOs and initrds for installing ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC:


I successfully updated my ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC to the Beta 1 on my AmigaONE X1000 today.



@Kilaueabart: It seems, that the problem with the "clock applet" has been solved. :-)

PLEASE test it.

Many thanks in advance,

Christian

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 12:28:14 PM »
Julian has recently successfully updated ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC to the Beta 1 on the Sam460ex and on the AmigaONE A1222.



I can boot a virtual Power Mac G3 beige with QEMU/KVM on my AmigaONE X1000. I successfully tested the official ubuntu MATE 16.04 Beta 1 ISO in this virtual machine.


Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2016, 08:59:29 PM »
The Beta 1 of ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC on the AmigaONE X5000:



PLEASE test the Beta 1 of ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC.

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 06:52:27 AM »
Spectre660 updated the ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC ramdisk for the 4.4.3 kernel as well as the 4.1.18 Kernel.

Download: initrd-4.1.18_ubuntu-mate_16.04-ppc64-2.gz (I propose to download it with a right click on the link and then with the menu point "Save target as" or something like this.)

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 06:58:50 AM »
Quote from: xeno74;804745
Spectre660 updated the ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC ramdisk for the 4.4.3 kernel as well as the 4.1.18 Kernel.

Download: initrd-4.1.18_ubuntu-mate_16.04-ppc64-2.gz (I propose to download it with a right click on the link and then with the menu point "Save target as" or something like this.)

This ramdisk is for the AmigaONE X1000.

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2016, 05:37:08 PM »
ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC with a 1080p video:


Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS testing
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2016, 11:33:07 AM »
FYI: There is an issue with the downloaded components while the  installation of ubuntu MATE with the initrds. Spectre660 will release  some installation ISOs. These ISOs will have the correct working  components for installing ubuntu MATE 16.04.