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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:44 am

Over clocked to 900mhz. This OS is now very good and ALMOST everyday useable.

Very very impressed.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:21 am

Just you wait until the next release then! :D

(Hopefully due to be released quite soon now?)

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:36 am

Sander wrote:I have a remark / recommendation: Although the image fits on a 2GB flash card, I would say a 4GB card is minimum and certainly recommended.

Furthermore: How can I make a backup of an image? Just put it into a Linux system and then

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sudo dd bs=1M if=/dev/sdb of=~/my-image-blabla.img
Is that it?
yup, that about does it, although I installed dcfldd, an enhanced version of dd, only because I hate the way I get no indication of how far through the process dd is up to....

install it with

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apt-get install dcfldd
then use

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sudo dcfldd bs=1M if=/dev/sdb of=~/my-image-blabla.img
the other thing,yeah, 2GB is too small and I am happy that the new version has a script to automatically expand the ext4 partition. By the time I have installed all the updates, tightvnc, wireless drivers, bluetooth stack then the 2GB partition is full. 4GB is minimal really....Either an 8GB card or an external USB drive is required

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:39 am

Smartybones wrote:although I installed dcfldd, an enhanced version of dd, only because I hate the way I get no indication of how far through the process dd is up to....
Thank you! That is definitely going on the list of things I keep installed on all my systems.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:46 am

booted ok, trying the resize tool...seems hanged...it's 15mins that's not doing anything....
is it normal?
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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:02 pm

I didn't time it, but the resize did take a while on mine.

Is there some way to have a progress meter for it? A useful thing to have, if possible.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:18 pm

michelinok wrote:booted ok, trying the resize tool...seems hanged...it's 15mins that's not doing anything....
is it normal?
Hmm, nobody has actually reported problems with resize before. How it works is that it enlarges the root partition then and there, then on the next boot the ext4 filesystem is actually enlarged (it isn't possible to reload the root partition table). Do you get a hang immediately after selecting the enlarge root partition option, or during the next boot?

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:14 pm

Just trying this and when I do a sudo apt-get update I get the following error messages, any ideas?

note after this "apt-get install"
doesn't find common packages

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[email protected] ~ $ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://asbradbury.org wheezy InRelease
Ign http://asbradbury.org wheezy Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.qmh-project.org unstable InRelease
Hit http://asbradbury.org wheezy Release
Hit http://http.debian.net wheezy InRelease
Ign http://asbradbury.org wheezy/main armel Packages/DiffIndex
Err http://http.debian.net wheezy InRelease

Ign http://archive.qmh-project.org unstable Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.qmh-project.org unstable Release
Ign http://archive.qmh-project.org unstable/main armel Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://asbradbury.org wheezy/main armel Packages
Ign http://asbradbury.org wheezy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://asbradbury.org wheezy/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.qmh-project.org unstable/main armel Packages
Ign http://archive.qmh-project.org unstable/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.qmh-project.org unstable/main Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://http.debian.net wheezy InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/http.debian.net_debian_dists_wheezy_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned message

W: Failed to fetch http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/wheezy/InRelease

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Update:-
seems to be working fine now

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:33 pm

Since my wheezy installation was a bit weird after a lot of trials of software, I re-installed with dd, rpi-config, reboot, update && upgrade, reboot, inserted a 32GB USB pen and didn't see any automount.
[ 273.485122] usb 1-1.3: new high speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg
[ 273.678193] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=090c, idProduct=1000
[ 273.678248] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 273.678270] usb 1-1.3: Product: USB Flash Drive
[ 273.678286] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: USB 2.0
[ 273.678301] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: AA00000000013148
[ 273.693063] scsi0 : usb-storage 1-1.3:1.0
[ 275.181456] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access USB 2.0 USB Flash Drive 1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
[ 275.183435] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 63901440 512-byte logical blocks: (32.7 GB/30.4 GiB)
[ 275.184554] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 275.184606] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
[ 275.187880] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] No Caching mode page present
[ 275.187918] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 275.193037] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] No Caching mode page present
[ 275.193071] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 275.196393] sda: sda1
[ 275.201398] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] No Caching mode page present
[ 275.201435] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 275.201459] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
[email protected] ~ $ lsusb
-bash: lsusb: command not found
[email protected] ~ $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 32.7 GB, 32717537280 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 31201 cylinders, total 63901440 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d0356

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 32 63899647 31949808 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /dev/sd*
brw-rw---T 1 root floppy 8, 0 Jun 17 18:22 /dev/sda
brw-rw---T 1 root floppy 8, 1 Jun 17 18:22 /dev/sda1
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /media/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 10 21:22 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Jun 17 17:54 ..
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /mnt
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 21 15:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Jun 17 17:54 ..
[email protected] ~ $
EDIT: disconnected the USB Flash Drive, did a startx, plugged the Pen drive in, was automatically recognized and mounted. Logged out of X, checked that it's still mounted.
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /media
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 17 18:45 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Jun 17 17:54 ..
drwx------ 5 pi pi 16384 Jan 1 1970 TNYPEN32GB
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /media/TNYPEN32GB/
total 100
drwx------ 5 pi pi 16384 Jan 1 1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 17 18:45 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 8264 Jun 17 06:30 .bash_history
drwx------ 5 pi pi 16384 Jun 16 18:21 ebooks
-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 1889 Jun 14 00:03 .rtorrent.rc
drwx------ 4 pi pi 16384 Jun 17 16:17 .Trash-1000
drwx------ 5 pi pi 16384 Jun 17 18:00 www
[email protected] ~ $
EDIT2: removed the Pen drive and it unmounted automatically
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /media
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 17 18:45 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Jun 17 17:54 ..
drwx------ 5 pi pi 16384 Jan 1 1970 TNYPEN32GB
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /media
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 17 18:51 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Jun 17 17:54 ..
plugged it in again but no automount.
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la /media
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 17 18:51 .
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 Jun 17 17:54 ..
Could you change it so that the automount works when you plugin a Pen drive even if outside X?

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:24 pm

Seconded, I'd likw to have auomount on headless mode (no DE) too. Thanks in advance,

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:57 pm

typhoon wrote:Seconded, I'd likw to have auomount on headless mode (no DE) too. Thanks in advance,
I'm tracking this request at https://github.com/asb/spindle/issues/59

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:58 pm

RussIT wrote:Update:-
seems to be working fine now
Yes, must have been a transient problem with the mirror the http.debian.net redirector selected. If this sort of thing occurs frequently, we can work with the maintainer of that service to help reduce the likelihood of it happening.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:13 pm

I have some problems with the keyboard and a wireless adapter.
See here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =28&t=8670.

The keyboard problem didn't happen with the debian image from the download section.

Thanks

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:23 pm

I've tried out 2012_06_10_spindle_wheezy_public_alpha.img and it looks pretty good! I was able to connect headless via SSH and then install x11vnc (not tightvnc as I wanted only console 0 running). Also set a root password and configured root to auto log in and startx automatically. One issue I found was a when x was loaded, openbox shows an error of a bad .config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml config file. deleted file and it was re-created on reboot. installed mono and tested a few C#/VB apps and they worked.

Question: If I wanted to 'slim down' this image, is there a way to list all of the packages installed? As another poster noted, after installing updates, the 2Gb partition is full...

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:32 pm

emg wrote: Question: If I wanted to 'slim down' this image, is there a way to list all of the packages installed? As another poster noted, after installing updates, the 2Gb partition is full...
sudo apt-get install debian-goodies and then use dpigs to see the largest installed packages. apt-get clean will delete your package cache. By far the biggest win though is 1) sudo apt-get install localepurge, 2) sudo localepurge, 3) enjoy having an extra ~150M of space. Edit: though that was running localepurge with only en_GB* locales selected which may have deleted english language stuff such as en_US even when there is no en_GB.

You're right that perhaps this image is a little on the full side. I think there is value in offering an image that fits on a 2GiB card, but it does seem likely the full "educational" SD card image would require 4GiB minimum.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:17 am

asb wrote: sudo apt-get install debian-goodies and then use dpigs to see the largest installed packages..
The first biggest package on my system was java, which I installed.

The next biggest was dbench which I didn't install. I removed it freeing up 25MB.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:46 am

Dandapani wrote:
asb wrote: sudo apt-get install debian-goodies and then use dpigs to see the largest installed packages..
The first biggest package on my system was java, which I installed.

The next biggest was dbench which I didn't install. I removed it freeing up 25MB.
I've never installed dbench on these images. Are you sure you didn't install it yourself?

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:48 am

Everyone, thanks for your help in testing. A new version of the image is now being propagated to the raspberrypi.org download system.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:54 am

will it be at the start of this post as RC/beta/alpha or on www.raspberrypi.org/downloads?
Sorry for asking the (not for me) obvious...

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:57 am

typhoon wrote:will it be at the start of this post as RC/beta/alpha or on http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads?
Sorry for asking the (not for me) obvious...
I'll update the post, and I think we'll have a blog post (I've called it 'beta', but it's well past the point where you will almost definitely prefer it to the current squeeze release). Apt repository for Raspi-specific packages is now hosted at raspberrypi.org and gpg-signed. If you use the beta you shouldn't *need* to upgrade (though the final version might again have a slightly nicer configuration out of the box). I'll update when it's ready for download.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:04 am

thanks. I'll update anyway, since I want that new kernel with patches... and apt-get upgrade did strange things... is that "fixed" now?

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:07 am

typhoon wrote:thanks. I'll update anyway, since I want that new kernel with patches... and apt-get upgrade did strange things... is that "fixed" now?
The current one is the alpha, so you will want to upgrade to the beta. Define strange things? I'm going to make sure the firmware update procedure is more robust before pushing out another update via that mechanism.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:21 am

Strange things = the issues where stuff disappeared in the boot partition, leaving the Pi unbootable.

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Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:41 am

If anyone wants to be super helpful, the most annoying current bug is https://github.com/asb/spindle/issues/38 where keymaps aren't cached before first boot (making it rather long). You'd think I could just use setupcon within qemu...or /etc/init.d/console-setup start but although these produce /etc/console-setup/cached_UTF-8_del.kmap.gz it still gets regenerated on first boot, taking ages.

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