(SOLVED) Intro and USB Install on a M&A Companion Netbook.

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(SOLVED) Intro and USB Install on a M&A Companion Netbook.

Post by rokytnji » 13. Sep 2014, 00:03

Howdy. 1st. This is not my 1st rodeo with Linux.
I am a distro team member on a couple of Linux distros.
AntiX and Macpup Linux.

I am a desert scooter tramp biker that runs linux on all kinds of gear. Today I received my 64gig Kingspec 1.8" ZIF SSD for my M&A Companion Netbook. So decided to try something new. You guys are it. I run AntiX on the twin brother M&A Companion netbook with same specs, (ssd, 2gig ram,atom 270). I have 2 of these so Windows was out of the question. I am Debian skilled.
So why not?

Read The Frigging Manual. Md5sum was done of /home/biker/Isos/salix/salix-openbox-14.1.iso
86cd754c2366a5ecec0cac63236fb164

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$ md5sum salix-openbox-14.1.iso  
86cd754c2366a5ecec0cac63236fb164  salix-openbox-14.1.iso
I broke out my Sandisk USB 2.0 Cruzer. U3 software removed long ago using Sandisk windows only removal tool.
I have used this usb for mutiple usb installs from Puppy to you name it. Mostly with unetbootin. 1st time I ever used
dd though. So maybe pbkau is the problem. I have broad shoulders and thick sunburnt skin. So I can take some flak. :)

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/Isos/salix$ sudo dd if=salix-openbox-14.1.iso of=/dev/sdb1
[sudo] password for biker
1398784+0 records in
1398784+0 records out
716177408 bytes (716 MB) copied, 73.1043 s, 9.8 MB/s


What the cruzer looks like when I am done.

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Bios settings on M&A Companion Netbook

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Leaving nothing to chance

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But salix won't boot.

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I tried this twice now. Same steps as above. I hate that my intro/1st post is to say I am having problemos.
I have other sticks like kingston and pny. Plus some sd cards. I will probably try that next tomorrow .

If the problem is with my steps. Let me know. I would really like to learn this distro also.

Well, that is me. I can jaw jack till the cows come home. If you google my user name. You can get
a better idea about me. I am one of a kind and have a masters in raising hell. In a good way.

Happy Trails, Rok
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Re: Intro and USB Install on a M&A Comapnion Netbook.

Post by rokytnji » 13. Sep 2014, 00:09

Just saw the fluxbox rc1 thread. I think I'll download and try that instead because I prefer Fluxbox to Openbox anyways.

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Re: Intro and USB Install on a M&A Comapnion Netbook.

Post by laprjns » 13. Sep 2014, 00:54

rokytnji wrote:

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/Isos/salix$ sudo dd if=salix-openbox-14.1.iso of=/dev/sdb1
Try dd'ing it again, but write it to the device, not a partition. Like this:

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$sudo dd if=salix-openbox-14.1.iso of=/dev/sdb
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Re: Intro and USB Install on a M&A Comapnion Netbook.

Post by rokytnji » 13. Sep 2014, 02:37

Thanks aprjns. That did the trick.Md5 checked downloaded Fluxbox 14.1 .iso. Booted right up.
Another noob question. During Install. I made a 8 gig root /. The rest of 64gig, /home. Type 83.
No swap. I have 2 gig of ram on this netbook with a ssd. I never run swap on ssd.

Picked Full install. Do not format after I used cfdisk type 83 earlier.

The installer stopped on

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/etc/rc.d/rc.S: line207  314 killed   /usr/lib/seup/setup
/usr/lib/setup/slackinstall: line 147 5861 killed       spkg -l  --root, -$ROOTDIR -qq --no idconfig --no-gtk-update-icon-cache $package
root@salix:/#
My noob guess is that I picked a full install and since I am not hooked up to a land line but am installing wirlessly the installation failed.
I have to go over the Setup guide again I guess. RTFM. And see if I guessed right. I am thinking a land line is needed to pull in packages
during a install procedure. But i got ahead of myself when I got the usb working.

Thanks again
Happy Trails, Rok

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Re: Intro and USB Install on a M&A Comapnion Netbook.

Post by laprjns » 13. Sep 2014, 11:36

rokytnji wrote:My noob guess is that I picked a full install and since I am not hooked up to a land line but am installing wirlessly the installation failed.
No that's not the problem. You don't need an internet connection to do any of the installs.
Do not format after I used cfdisk type 83 earlier.
This is the problem. You need to format both the / and /home partitions if they haven't been formatted already. I tried your setup including not formatting the / root partition in a VirtualBox install and got the similar errors that you got:

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/etc/rc.d/rc.S: line207  314 killed   /usr/lib/seup/setup
/usr/lib/setup/slackinstall: line 147 5861 killed       spkg -l  --root, -$ROOTDIR -qq --no idconfig --no-gtk-update-icon-cache $package
root@salix:/#
Try installing again this time formatting both the / and /home partitions. The installer will give you format options.
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Re: Intro and USB Install on a M&A Comapnion Netbook.

Post by rokytnji » 13. Sep 2014, 12:46

Wow, thanks for the VM test, you rok and I owe ya beer tab and a dinner.
I just woke here. !st cup of coffee. Need Breakfast.
Then I will start over.
You guys make this sooooooo easy for me. :)
i Will end this thread with a screeny , conky showing ram usage, install glances, moc, inxi report on specs, etc..........

I am looking forward on how light resource usage will be on this 9 inch netbook.

Tickled pink with the support on the American border,
Rok

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Re: Intro and USB Install on a M&A Comapnion Netbook.

Post by rokytnji » 13. Sep 2014, 16:37

Finished Install. 1st try using lilo install easy defaults with auto framebuffer detect gave failed lilo install.
2nd try I cheated and used auto install/partition and let it do xfs and make a /swap. I can turn off /swap
later and delete I guess. This ssd I bought is a low cost Kingspec that is not as nice as my other ssd drives.

On 2nd install when I got to lilo. I picked 800x600 instead of auto because I think my default 1024x600 is what tied the lilo install the 1st time into knots and caused the boot loader install/failure.

Some specs for you.

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harry[~]$ inxi -zv7
System:    Host: darkstar.example.net Kernel: 3.10.17-smp i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.5 dm: gdm Distro: Slackware 14.1
Machine:   System: manda (portable) product: Intel powered classmate PC version: Gen 1.5L
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: CM94515A.86A.0024.2008.0715.1716 date: 07/15/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Core CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3192.04 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 1333.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:27ae 
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@53.3hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 9.1.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:27d8 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.10.17-smp
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller 
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ec00 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter> IF: eth0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A IF: wlan0 ip: N/A ip-v6: N/A 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 63.6GB (4.3% used)
           1: id: /dev/sda model: KingSpce_KSD size: 63.6GB serial: 984082600254 
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 2.6G (18%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/sda1 
           label: N/A uuid: f1514248-82a4-4793-b2e4-2d94b3e953d7
           ID: /home size: 44G used: 33M (1%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/sda3 
           label: N/A uuid: 97334dd8-0850-42fb-bda2-4b80af118be1
           ID: swap-1 size: 1.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
           label: N/A uuid: cbccfa7b-652e-44cd-b7e1-be88c61f634a
RAID:      System: supported: linear raid0 raid1 raid10 raid6 raid5 raid4 multipath 
           No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
           Unused Devices: none
Unmounted: No unmounted partitions detected
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 123 Uptime: 14 min Memory: 128.8/2005.8MB Runlevel: 4 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45 running in xterm) inxi: 1.9.17 
harry[~]$ inxi -W Pecos,Texas -xxx
Weather:   Conditions: 54 F (12 C) - Overcast Wind: From the NNE at 7 MPH Humidity: 87%
           Pressure: 30.37 in (1028 mb) Location: Pecos TX (US) Altitude: 836 ft 
           Time: September 13, 11:21 AM CDT Observation Time: September 13, 10:55 AM CDT 
what the netbook has for looks and functions (so far for one day)

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Galnces showing load

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Music on Console Player (moc)>from gslapt > playing streaming radio why I am online.

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Only thing left is for me to find wallpaper location in Salix
I tried looking in

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harry[~]$ ls /usr/share
GConf		     enscript			  gtk-2.0	     mate-notification-daemon  snmp
ImageMagick-6	     et				  gtk-3.0	     mate-panel		       sounds
MateConf	     exaile			  gtk-doc	     matedialog		       sourcery
X11		     fbxkb			  gtk-engines	     mc			       ss
a2ps		     feh			  gtkman	     meld		       svgalib-demos
abiword-3.0	     fluxbox			  guile		     mime		       t1lib
aclocal		     fontconfig			  gutenprint	     mk			       tabset
aclocal-1.11	     fonts			  gvfs		     mkinitrd		       terminfo
alsa		     galculator			  hal		     moc		       texinfo
appdata		     gc				  help		     nano		       themes
applications	     gdb			  hplip		     ndisgtk		       thumbnailers
atril		     gdm			  hwdata	     ogonkify		       transmission
autoconf	     geany			  i18n		     omf		       usb.ids
automake-1.11	     getopt			  icedtea-web	     oprofile		       usb_modeswitch
autostart	     gettext			  icon-naming-utils  os-prober		       util-macros
awk		     gftp			  icons		     p11-kit		       vala
bash-completion      ghostscript		  icu		     pci.ids		       viewnior
bison		     gir-1.0			  imlib2	     pcmanfm		       vim
brasero		     git-core			  info		     perl5		       volumeicon
ca-certificates      git-gui			  intltool	     pixmaps		       vte
cdrdao		     gitk			  java		     pkgconfig		       wallpapers
claws-mail	     gitweb			  kbd		     polkit-1		       webkitgtk-1.0
cmake		     glances			  keyutils	     poppler		       whaawmp
common-lisp	     glib-2.0			  libcaca	     psutils		       wicd
cups		     gnome			  libfm		     purple		       wv
curl		     gnome-background-properties  libgphoto2	     pygobject		       xcb
dbus-1		     gnsu			  librarian	     pygtk		       xfce4
desktop-directories  gnumeric			  libtool	     salix-codecs-installer    xml
dict		     gnupg			  libwmf	     salixtools		       xscreensaver
djvu		     gobject-introspection-1.0	  lilosetup	     samba		       xsessions
doc		     groff			  locale	     sane		       xtables
dotnew		     gslapt			  lxappearance	     screen		       zim
dtds		     gst-plugins-base		  lxterminal	     sgml		       zoneinfo
emacs		     gst-python			  man		     simple-scan
enchant		     gstreamer-0.10		  mate-2.0	     slsh
engrampa	     gstreamer-1.0		  mate-media	     smartmontools
So I guess wallpapers folder is used, instead of Background. No biggy Edit: aha

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$full $full|/usr/share/xfce4/backdrops/tentacles.png||:0.0
, . Just learning as I go.
I thank all who made this distro. All the help has been easy peasy to understand.
I will try and help out here when time allows also.
If I screw up giving advice.
Do not be shy, Let me know. It is hard to hurt my feelers.

2nd Edit: Found after trial and error to put personal wallpapers in

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]$ ls .fluxbox/backgrounds
2-motor-norton.jpg     abstract.jpg	       new_mexico.jpg
Conky.jpg	       cloud.jpg	       reb.jpg
Debian_Biker.png       fall.jpg		       samuri_sword.jpg
Gaming.jpeg	       fishing.jpg	       sneaky-fox.jpg
Gorilla_Biker.jpg      flaming_sportster.jpeg  snow_owl.jpg
Green_dragon_girl.png  hacker.jpg	       studebaker.jpg
Rat_Bike.jpeg	       lady_in_red.jpg	       train.jpeg
Sea-House.jpg	       leapord.jpg	       xs650-chopper.jpg
XS650-.jpg	       lion.jpg
for them to be not overridden on fluxbox startup by

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$ ls /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops
FriendsAreLikeBrothers.jpg	       ThinkLinux.jpg
Kids.jpg			       TuxCloud.jpg
PaintThePenguins.jpg		       TuxWorld.jpg
StairWay.png			       sheytanbv36.png
Surreal_Sunset_Blue_by_LtTibbles.jpg   shine.png
Surreal_Sunset_Human_by_LtTibbles.jpg  tentacles.png
Surreal_Sunset_by_LtTibbles.jpg
Have a good weekend, Rok

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