don570
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Fatdog Arm

Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:14 pm

Announcement Fatdog Arm Beta 4

Support site: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=92548

I've put together an easy to install version of Fatdog Arm Beta 4.
This is targeted to Raspberry pi2 users who want a general purpose
operating system that is reasonably fast and small.
EDIT: updated to july25 2016 version
Installation is easy.

1) Download fatdogarm-07-25-2016.zip 231mb

# MD5 sum
896B966090E235E563C69DEB3774E781
File: fatdogarm-07-25-2016.zip
Size: 231.68 MB


2) You can install using Windows or a Linux computer
Format your micro SD card as fat32. (A minimum of 2 gigabytes please!!)
Open up fatdogarm-05-09-2016.zip. You will see the files and one folder.
Drag the contents to a freshly formatted micro SD card.

3) Take out the card from its adaptor and insert in your raspberry pi2
computer. Plug in the power cable. If you wish, you can plug in your
ethernet cable and a wireless adapter.

4) While booting ---> the OS asks for a save file , just press the <ENTER> key.
The operating system will automatically find the fatdog save file.
Note that user's documents and config files are in that save file.
EDIT: Step 4 is now avoided because there is now no savefile included.
You boot directly to desktop now!



5) You will soon see the desktop with a giant clock on it.

User: root or spot
Password : woofwoof
Image

Support site: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=92548

Check if your ethernet device has been recognized.
A tray app will show ethO is idle if it is connected , error reported if not recognized.
Tip: Type 'ifconfig' in terminal to check if a network address has been assigned.

Note that samba is now included. It is easy to turn on .
Here are the instructions.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=106343
Dropbear is used as a SSH replacement. The control panel is used to turn it on.
Image
Xming needs Dropbear
running to serve X to a Windows computer.
Works great! And very simple to set up.




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A wireless adapter requires some work. Here is how I made the connection...

I first checked that the wireless drive had loaded properly...

Code: Select all

dmesg  | more
I checked the boot messages to see if the driver had loaded.
I saw...

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usbcore: registered new interface driver carl9170
carl9170 is the name of my driver, so it has loaded. Good!

Next I connected my adapter to a wifi network
Control panel > network > Network Setup

SSID (the router's network name) and wireless password for my Cisco router is entered here (see image)

Image
Activate wlan0 now with Network Setup
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To check the activation....
Type 'ifconfig' in terminal and wlan0 will have a network address assigned to it now.
It is different than ethernet address.

I could find a windows server with fatdog_connect.sh

Network > Fatdog connect

Fill in the address of server and the Share name.
Click 'Connect'

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Re: Fatdog Arm

Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:17 pm

ethernet device is recognized and running automatically --->

Tip: Type 'ifconfig' in terminal to check if ethernet device is running.
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comiling on fatdog arm

Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:19 pm

To compile you will need to enlarge the save file. I recommend 1.5 gigabytes.

Instructions:

1) Download the fd-arm-devx.sfs file from a repository. Here's a fast site...
http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/fatd ... m-devx.sfs

This contains the software needed for compiling.


2) To enlarge the save file, here are the instructions.

Modify your cmdline.txt file slightly....

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pkeys=en waitdev=3 savefile=ask basesfs=device:mmcblk0p1:/fatdogarm/fd-arm.sfs
to

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pkeys=en waitdev=3 savefile=none basesfs=device:mmcblk0p1:/fatdogarm/fd-arm.sfs

3) Now boot up . There will be seagull on desktop.

Use Control Panel to enlarge your save file to 1.5 gigabytes

Control Panel > System

4) Change back your cmdline.txt file to the original wording
and reboot

5) You will now notice that you have a huge amount of space in
your save file.

6) Click on the devx-*.sfs file, which will mount it.
Open a terminal in the mounted directory (press back-tick character)
and copy the contents to the root filesystem:

Code: Select all

 cp -a -f --remove-destination * /
 sync
It will take a couple of minutes. Now you can compile.
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Re: Fatdog Arm

Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:20 pm

To make a connection to a Windows or Linux computer using an ethernet cable is simple using Fatdog_connect

Network > Fatdog Connect

Fist you must fill in the address of the computer you want to connect to

In windows console type 'ipconfi /all'
In linux computer terminal type 'ifconfig'
Note the difference in spelling!!

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Next you need the share name.
If you have samba installed then click the button 'Share list'
(See image)
Image
In this example two shares are available from the same computer.
Choose the one you want.
Click on 'Connect' and you will be asked a password.
It is the Samba password.

The folder corresponding to the share will show in the file manager.

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Re: Fatdog Arm

Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:35 pm

Fatdog ARM - not to be confused with FatDog.eu, who are the creators and maintainers of the Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi - SARPi - project(s) since 2012.

http://rpi.fatdog.eu - Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi
http://rpi2.fatdog.eu - Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 2
http://rpi3.fatdog.eu - Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 3

As FatDog.eu has had a positive identity within the Raspberry Pi community for the past 4 years and are very well known proponents of Slackware ARM, in order to suppress any confusion that may arise from these two entities containing the same "fatdog" name and both being ARM-based Linux distributions, I'd like to affirm that Fatdog ARM was not created and is not developed by FatDog.eu. FatDog.eu has no involvement with, and does not contribute in any way towards, Fatdog ARM.

Thanks.
Penthux
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Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi - SARPi
http://sarpi.co.uk
"Slackware ARM - it's not for NOOBS!"

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Re: Fatdog Arm

Mon May 09, 2016 5:53 pm

I made a new package ----> fatdogarm-05-09-2016.zip
See first post for installation instructions.
There are several improvements.

1.) Removed net=wired:eth0:dhcp from cmdline.txt since this would
halt the booting of board if ethernet cable wasn't plugged into router.

2) updated mtpaint and fatdog_connect.sh

3) image info right click added

4) viewnior right click

5) Save file increased to 1.5 gigabyte. This should be enough to do some
compiling.

6) zip package doesn't use a folder anymore. Just open the zip package and
drag the files and one folder to a freshly formatted micro sd card

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Re: Fatdog Arm

Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:32 pm

There is new version available.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=106573

New version :
File: fatdogarm-07-25-2016.zip
Size: 231.68 MB

-Corrected some right click icons
- background image is now generated without using the disk clipboards.
See this command for more info
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic. ... 556#914556


There is no savefile by default, however you are asked if you want to create
a savefile when you quit. Here is some info to read about savefiles.
It applies to fatdogarm as well as fatdog.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/fa ... l#savefile

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Re: Fatdog Arm

Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:20 am

Nice to run across this thread. I had thought that having a good Puppy Linux distro on the RPi was to much to ask.

Is fatdog ARM Puppy Linux related to the older Fatdog PPC puppy linux?
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Re: Fatdog Arm

Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:57 pm

The history of fatdog linux is explained here.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/history.html

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Re: Fatdog Arm

Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:11 am

Is there a complete guide to migrating FatDog Arm (Puppy Linux) to a full install somewhere, or will I have to figure that one out for myself?

Also have the HW acceleration additions for the VideoCore IV been migrated to the Puppy build at all, even if a bit older.

Once I can get it to a full install I think I will attempt to make a Puplet of it, a bit more stripped down (like some of the super minimal resource Puppies for other platforms).

Thank you much for any input.
26-Bit R15 to 32-bit. 16-bit addressing to 24-bit. ARM and 65xx two CPU's that continue on, and are better than ever. Assembly Language forever :) .

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Re: Fatdog Arm

Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:51 am

Never mind, found a more up to date Puppy that better suits my needs.

Though thank you anyway.
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Re: Fatdog Arm

Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:28 am

Don't keep us in suspense, post link.
I am having trouble installing Fatdog and Quirky.
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Re: Fatdog Arm

Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:55 am

Gavinmc42 wrote:Don't keep us in suspense, post link.
I am having trouble installing Fatdog and Quirky.
I already did post a link. See:
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=162901

And I am now using Quirky, it is working well. Just use unxz to extract the archive, then use DD to write the SD Card like with any other RPi OS.
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Re: Fatdog Arm

Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:07 am

Ok, will try the that way, not my usual USB Imagewriter method that comes with Mint.
Had also downloaded previous Fatdog 8.0.18 version.

The 8 dead Raspbian micro 8GB SD cards I had this morning have been resurrected and are now running CLI piCore. Two are now running TC(piCore's X windows). Now three running X.
Doing df shows
Used Available Use%
tmpfs 9.7MB 823.3MB 1%
/dev/mmcblk0p1 37.7MB 6.3GB 1%
I had put a big swap partition on the SD card, that's why 6.3GB

Taking forever to write the Quirky image.
Wonder if there is a 64bit Lubuntu for Pi.
On distrowatch now looking for other arm64/aarch64

Sticking with Debian would make sense
https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port

Ok, Quirky is running, hmm, well it works.
Wrong colour scheme for me.
Ok, the puppy is cute but I like the Raspbian Pixel backgrounds better.

Add this to the list of working OS's. ;)
Back to trying Lubuntu again.
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Re: Fatdog Arm

Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:29 am

Gavinmc42 wrote:Ok, will try the that way, not my usual USB Imagewriter method that comes with Mint.
Had also downloaded previous Fatdog 8.0.18 version.

The 8 dead Raspbian micro 8GB SD cards I had this morning have been resurrected and are now running CLI piCore. Two are now running TC(piCore's X windows). Now three running X.
Doing df shows
Used Available Use%
tmpfs 9.7MB 823.3MB 1%
/dev/mmcblk0p1 37.7MB 6.3GB 1%
I had put a big swap partition on the SD card, that's why 6.3GB

Taking forever to write the Quirky image.
Wonder if there is a 64bit Lubuntu for Pi.
On distrowatch now looking for other arm64/aarch64

Sticking with Debian would make sense
https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port

Ok, Quirky is running, hmm, well it works.
Wrong colour scheme for me.
Ok, the puppy is cute but I like the Raspbian Pixel backgrounds better.

Add this to the list of working OS's. ;)
Back to trying Lubuntu again.
Yea not the best Puppy Color scheme. though it is easy to change, in the desktop submenu there are settings to select a different JWM scheme under "JWM Window Manager Setings", then for the other stuff change the GTK and QT theme, again in the desktop submenu the item named "Ctheme GTK/QT Theme Chooser".

First thing I did was change the theme, though I know Puppy Linux already.
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Re: Fatdog Arm- headless and wireless

Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:54 pm

I'm using my raspberry pi2 as a music server - headless and wireless.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic. ... 353#983353
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