Debian Wheezy minimal custom image


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by fernan13malaga » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:35 pm
darkbasic wrote:Update:
- Synced to 2012/06/08
- Disabled incremental updates, means apt-get update is much faster
- Workaround for a kernel bug which hangs the Raspberry Pi under heavy network/disk loads.

http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/06/debi ... imal-image



Hi,

My RPI is for a simple torrent downloader / sharing folders on my private network.
Does "Workaround for a kernel bug which hangs the Raspberry Pi under heavy network/disk loads" solve the kernel panic issue when uploading files or downloading torrent files?

Thanks in advantage and sorry for my bad english :oops: .
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by darkbasic » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:03 pm
I think it does solve it, but I didn't test it with torrents.
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by damaru » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:45 pm
so is the hard-float enable on this images ?
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by darkbasic » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:00 am
This is the one with the official Debian armel packages, so no hard float.
This is the other one with hardfloat binaries: http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/06/rasp ... mal-image/
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by fernan13malaga » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:12 am
darkbasic wrote:I think it does solve it, but I didn't test it with torrents.


Making some tests... It appears to be already solved. I will continue testing :P
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by damaru » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:43 am
darkbasic wrote:This is the one with the official Debian armel packages, so no hard float.
This is the other one with hardfloat binaries: http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/06/rasp ... mal-image/


Sweet - that's a lot more interesting than the squeeze version for my own usage! Writing the image now! Thanks!!
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by silentmaster101 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:32 pm
Has anyone else encountered this bug?


http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=631807

I got it when trying to install Gnome, and the system hung on installing Bluez, and Gnome-bluetooth, and Gnome-session.
I couldn't get rid of it either, removing it still left the partially installed parts there, and they try to install for any other package. i was going to attempt to apply the patch, but i ended up wiping it and starting over, and haven't reinstalled Gnome.
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by CaptManiac » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:02 am
Is RAID support built into the kernel? After I install mdadm and attempt to create a RAID, I get the message "mdadm: unexpected failure opening /dev/md0". I got the same message with the squeeze image. Thanks.
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by darkbasic » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:23 am
No, why do you need raid with a single cf?
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by CaptManiac » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:12 pm
I'm currently using an old netbook running Ubuntu with RAID, mdadm and samba as a file server for the other computers in my home. I have five 500 GB USB drives raided together (RAID5) on a USB hub to give me a 2 TB drive with parity. If I could replace that netbook with a $35 Raspberry Pi, that would be AWESOME! Thanks for any help. Also, I'd be happy to do a writeup on how to do all of this on the Raspberry Pi once I get it all working.
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by payne747 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:22 pm
Would love to know how this was made, would you be willing to share a brief tutorial? :)
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by darkbasic » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:17 am
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by payne747 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:21 am
Ah fair enough, I figured it wasn't as simple as compiling a new kernel with a load of R-Pi stuff thrown in, I'll have to hack about.

Thanks for the image also, I think you're the first contender to the official release ;)
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by CaptManiac » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:53 pm
Any chance of a future kernel update with RAID support? :)
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by mathewjenkinson » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:51 am
Where can I find the latest update to download?
Thanks
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by darkbasic » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:38 pm
I will update this article when releasing a new image: http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/06/debi ... mal-image/

And this one for the hard float image: http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/06/rasp ... mal-image/
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by mathewjenkinson » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:52 pm
Whats the difference between a hard float and a non hard float?
Thanks for the links and files! :)
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by darkbasic » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:25 pm
In short hard float is faster but it doesn't use official debian repositories.
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by plugwash » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:16 pm
oneingray wrote:Conversely, are the Raspberry Pi patches going to be accepted into either upstream or Debian (or both)?

Not in the near future.

The current USB driver for the Pi is horriblly lowe quality code and needs a rewrite to make it acceptable to upstream. People are working on this but it's difficult without proper hardware documentation. So it is likely to be some time before usable Pi support gets upstream (minimal boot support will likely get upstream much earlier but without USB it's of very limited utility)

Debian have a policy against accepting kernel patches that aren't accepted upstream because of the maintinance headaches it creates.
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by labgoat » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:37 pm
Has anyone been able to get chromium-browser installed with Wheezy? I had no trouble on Squeeze, but when I try to sudo apt-get install chromium-browser on Wheezy I get:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
chromium-browser : Depends: chromium (>= 10) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks :-)
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by Montala » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:33 am
labgoat wrote:Has anyone been able to get chromium-browser installed with Wheezy? I had no trouble on Squeeze, but when I try to sudo apt-get install chromium-browser on Wheezy I get:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
chromium-browser : Depends: chromium (>= 10) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks :-)
LG

I am sure that 'GrumpyOldGit' said that he had managed it, but (despite a request) I don't think he everr actually explained how he was able to do so, although I have a feeling that he managed to sort out the dependency issue somehow.
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