Max

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:28 am

antonholmstedt wrote:

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sudo mksquashfs /mnt 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel.img -comp lzo -e lib/modules
Can't find a SQUASHFS superblock on 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel.img
Should I just force it? :)
Nah, better not.
Provide a new name for the new image, and do not enter the same name as the source image.

E.g.

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sudo mksquashfs /mnt 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel-for-berryboot.img -comp lzo -e lib/modules

antonholmstedt
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:22 am

Max wrote:
antonholmstedt wrote:

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sudo mksquashfs /mnt 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel.img -comp lzo -e lib/modules
Can't find a SQUASHFS superblock on 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel.img
Should I just force it? :)
Nah, better not.
Provide a new name for the new image, and do not enter the same name as the source image.

E.g.

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sudo mksquashfs /mnt 2012-08-08-wheezy-armel-for-berryboot.img -comp lzo -e lib/modules
Thanks for the help, I can now start the soft float debian, and have installed Mopidy so I can play spotify directly from my RPi and using my android phone as remote :)

Astro
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:14 pm

Is there a version of Adafruit’s Occidentalis for Berryboot?

joemouth
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:27 pm

Unfortunately BerryBoot will not give me the choice to install the images from an USB stick instead of downloading.

I copied the images to the FAT32 formatted 8GB stick, but BerryBoot always starts downloading.

How can I change this? Thanks.

Max

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:20 pm

joemouth wrote:Unfortunately BerryBoot will not give me the choice to install the images from an USB stick instead of downloading.
Hold down your mouse button over the "Add OS" button, in the main window.
There is a screenshot somewhere on the first page of the thread.

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:14 am

Just a FYI from me.

I've managed to get my Pi booting from a 512mb SD card, courtesy of the "install to USB" function in Berryboot. Right now, only /boot is sitting on the SD card, with the / partition sitting on an 8Gb USB stick.

This would be of some help to those with some low capacity SD cards they wouldn't mind using up, but remember that the mileage you get will likely vary.

Berryboot also makes it easy to setup WiFi so that you can access the network fairly easily.

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:06 am

Max wrote: Hold down your mouse button over the "Add OS" button, in the main window.
There is a screenshot somewhere on the first page of the thread.
That's it ! Great and thx

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:46 pm

Well this is just perfect! :-) I have 1GB SD cards laying around but nothing bigger. Now I can go ahead and get started playing with my pi today!

Thank you!
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:57 pm

Is there any documentation of the advanced configuration of BerryBoot?

Details for config.txt and cmdline.txt?

Max

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:07 am

joemouth wrote:Details for config.txt and cmdline.txt?
config.txt

http://www.elinux.org/RPiconfig
Do not touch the kernel and initramfs lines.

cmdline.txt

All parameters must be on a single line separated by spaces.

Berryboot specific options:

- bootmenutimeout=10 - number of seconds to wait for user input before the default OS is started.
- nobootmenutimeout - always wait for user input.
- vncinstall - for headless configurations where the Pi is not attached to a display. Login with a VNC client to the Raspberry IP.
- datadev=device - location where your files are stored (e.g. mmcblk0p2 for SD card, sda1 for USB stick). If this parameter is not present Berryboot will start a new installation.

Standard Linux options (like "quiet"):

https://raw.github.com/raspberrypi/linu ... meters.txt

Tibbey
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:23 pm

Can I request soft-float Debian? :)

AddicusT
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:48 am

Tibbey wrote:Can I request soft-float Debian? :)
I very much agree. Good idea.

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:50 am

Tibbey wrote:Can I request soft-float Debian? :)
I've made a soft float debian for Berryboot, uploading it now :)

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:01 am

Here it is, soft float Debian:
http://ge.tt/4J3u3ZV/v/0

AddicusT
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:30 pm

antonholmstedt wrote:Here it is, soft float Debian:
http://ge.tt/4J3u3ZV/v/0
Thanks a lot.

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OS Install From USB

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:08 am

Hello All,

Every image I install from USB results in a boot error of "fsck.ext4: No such device or address while trying to open /run/rootdev". This occurs on pimame and raspbian. I have made these images with squashfs on a debian VM using kpartx and also mounting the extracted image inside a download img. I have tried creating the squashfs image mounting read only and also without the ro flag in mount.
The reason I am trying to install from USB is two-fold, one the menu doesn't have pimame, secondly (and most important), every time I try to update an install (if previously downloaded, raspbian, openelec) it corrupts something and renders the pi unbootable. I can replace the berryboot files (minus the config.txt) and it will boot again. I guess the updaters mess with the berryboot files?
Any suggestions are appreciated. I have spent a few days on this setting up the VM, etc and am confident I have everything right, but I cannot get the OS's to load after install from USB.
Also, is it possible berryboot can be updated to use a standard downloadable image for install?

Thank You,
EluZioN

Max

Re: OS Install From USB

Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:49 pm

EluZioN wrote: I have made these images with squashfs on a debian VM using kpartx and also mounting the extracted image inside a download img.
Between mount and mksquashfs, try commenting out the lines in /mnt/etc/fstab

Commenting out the entry for the root filesystem should prevent fsck being executed. The root file system is already mounted read-write by Berryboot, so you don't need it.
And commenting out the /boot entry will prevent update software from messing with the Raspberry firmware (which lacks binary compatibility, and doesn't always get along that well with Linux kernels that were build for a different version).

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:32 pm

Hello everyone

Sorry if Im asking stupid question. But I installed BerryBoot on my SD card. Now I have FAT32 USB stick where Idownloaded .img containing distro. But the berryboot does not recognize my USB.Should it pop up in the menu or is there some linux specific folder I need to search for to access the img?

Or should I just try other USB stick? Or does it allow to install USB stick content from windows system to the SD card?

Max

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:36 pm

Cromfel wrote:But the berryboot does not recognize my USB.Should it pop up in the menu or is there some linux specific folder I need to search for to access the img?
From first page of this thread.

Image

Hold down mouse button over "add OS"
Do make sure the images are in Squashfs format, or it is not going to work.

Or does it allow to install USB stick content from windows system to the SD card?
No, only using Linux systems.
In that case you can copy the image to the /images folder on the SD card.

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:25 pm

Is there a chance we'll be seeing a repo upload of the Raspbian Chameleon Remix anytime soon? Would love to see that as it's far easier to install than any other emulator.
Defeating the 6KiB profile image limit since 2013.
(Guess who and I'll change it to something else!)

Cromfel
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:57 pm

It seems I had broken USB stick because on other stick the IMG was available. But as you noted, it gives error of the IMG being in wrong format (Not this SF something format).

So how should one proceed to get the right IMG format? I dont have linux installed anywhere and the network list doesnt offer the right distro (pibang).

Could I have installed the pibang without the berryboot? Was that unnecesary since I only intend to just get the PiBang running.

Max

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:03 pm

Cromfel wrote:Could I have installed the pibang without the berryboot? Was that unnecesary since I only intend to just get the PiBang running.
If you only want Pibang, and do not want to give any other distribution a try, you do not need Berryboot.
Can write your image to SD card with win32diskimager or similar tool.

Cromfel
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:06 pm

Max wrote:
Cromfel wrote:Could I have installed the pibang without the berryboot? Was that unnecesary since I only intend to just get the PiBang running.
If you only want Pibang, and do not want to give any other distribution a try, you do not need Berryboot.
Can write your image to SD card with win32diskimager or similar tool.
Thanks! I will try it out directly.

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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:14 pm

antonholmstedt wrote:Here it is, soft float Debian:
http://ge.tt/4J3u3ZV/v/0
Is this in squashfx format, because it doesn't work.

antonholmstedt
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:31 pm

AddicusT wrote:
antonholmstedt wrote:Here it is, soft float Debian:
http://ge.tt/4J3u3ZV/v/0
Is this in squashfx format, because it doesn't work.
Yes it is, and it boots in berryboot for me. What happens when you start it?

Anyone else that have tried it?

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