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

Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:38 am

I've not try it yet, but I found this image of Xbian for Berryboot
http://www.mediafire.com/?by1007dtub0wro4

Anyhow you can do it by yourself following this guide
http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/b ... tributions

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

Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:48 am

Axilot wrote:I'm trying to make a kali linux image for berryboot as I've already successfully do with arch linux,
but it seems that only one partition loop0p1 is present in the image, is it possible?
the image is "kali-linux-1.0-armhf.img.gz"
http://archive-4.kali.org/kali-images/k ... mhf.img.gz
which distribution is kali-linux based on?

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

Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:54 pm

forumisto wrote:
Axilot wrote:I'm trying to make a kali linux image for berryboot as I've already successfully do with arch linux,
but it seems that only one partition loop0p1 is present in the image, is it possible?
the image is "kali-linux-1.0-armhf.img.gz"
http://archive-4.kali.org/kali-images/k ... mhf.img.gz
which distribution is kali-linux based on?
IIRC - Debian.

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

Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:06 pm

I want install raspbmc
follow the guide,I converted raspbian and raspbmc to SquashFS,
but when installing raspbmc ,,,error out and reboot,
who can help me a right-raspbmc-SquashFS-img

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

Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:46 am

I've tried with soft floating point version also "kali-linux-1.0-armel.img.gz",
http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-images/kal ... ypi.img.gz
but again I found only one partition
[email protected]:/media/axilot/726a7304-def9-4ce1-bd9f-10cf722c1400$ sudo kpartx -av kali*.img
[sudo] password for axilot:
add map loop0p1 (252:0): 0 10379263 linear /dev/loop0 1
[email protected]:/media/axilot/726a7304-def9-4ce1-bd9f-10cf722c1400$
here the content of the partition
http://postimg.org/image/w70h3omnn/

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

Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:26 am

Ok I've tried to write image of Kali linux directly on sd and simply won't boot!
It have only one ext4 partition, I wonder if I've to make the fat partition by myself :?

However, I will use Pwnpi instead. ;)

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

Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:44 pm

Can someone help me before I go crazy :x :D

I am using BerryBoot 2.0 with Openelec installed on a 8GB USB stick.

So I have my SD card and USB stick and everything boots fine.

I also have a self powered 1.5TB external drive NTFS which I want to access.
How do I do that !?

Using ssh on a Windows 7 computer.

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root ~ # cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name

   7        0      85932 loop0
 179        0    3813376 mmcblk0
   8        0    7913472 sda
   8        1    7847936 sda1
   8       16 1465138584 sdb
   8       17 1465136001 sdb1

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root ~ # blkid
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/mmcblk0: UUID="6895-4F20" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="berryboot" UUID="656dd4a8-e473-4bf6-b446-150f4d408c0e" TYPE="e                                                                             xt4"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="HD1500GB" UUID="6E0EDE300EDDF157" TYPE="ntfs"

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root ~ # parted -l
Model: JetFlash Transcend 8GB (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 8103MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      67.1MB  8103MB  8036MB  primary  ext4


Model: SAMSUNG HD154UI (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  1500GB  1500GB  primary  ntfs


Model: SD SA04G (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 3905MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  3905MB  3905MB  fat32
What I tried to do, following a tutorial...

In ssh..

root ~ # mkdir /media/usbhdd

Then I typed in ..
root ~ # nano /etc/fstab

/dev/sdb1 /media/usbhdd ntfs defaults 0 2

Ctrl+o to Save, pressed Enter and Ctrl+x to exit

Then I typed ..
root ~ # mount -a

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fuse: failed to access mountpoint /media/usbhdd: No such file or directory
mount: mounting /dev/sdb1 on /media/usbhdd failed: No such file or directory
Plus point is that I'm learning some commands as I go along :!:

Any help be appreciated.

tl;dr...How do I mount a self powered NTFS external hard drive.

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

Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:45 pm

Ignore my previous post :oops:

Got a lend of a pi with same the same setup and my external hard drive worked fine.
Also installed Raspbmc on a card for my own device and it worked fine too.

Was a blessing in disguise having learned some commands.

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

Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:04 am

Trust I'm in the right place.

I have berryboot happily running the latest of Rasbian Wheezy on an old hard drive (after initially being unsure how to upgrade to that - thanks Max! for a previous post) and would like to rotate the screen like I did while running from an SD card. Then it was display_rotate=3 in a file in /boot called config.txt. Now it isn't. Is there a simple way out? Simple 'cause I'm pretty new to Linux.

Thanks,
lbas

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

Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:05 pm

Hi,

I was wondering is it possible to use Berryboot to install OS to separate partition instead of just drive?

Idea is to have USB HDD (ex. sda) with separate partitions for files (ex. sda2) and for system(ex. sda1), and during berryboot installation process to select sda1 for OS installation.

Currently I can only select sda, which would format entire drive (loosing data in both partitions).

Thanks

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

Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi Max,

First of all, thank you very much for this great tool of yours, it is exactly what I was looking for!!

But I have a little problem, when I choose my card (an Emtec MicroSDHC 8GB class 10) formatted as Fat32 to install the operating system, it gets stuck for a while in the step "Finish writing boot files to disk (sync)" and then gives me the following error " "...

Do you have any idea what might be causing this? I've tried doing the same with a 2GB Kingston MicroSDHC Class 4 and it works fine... do you think it's some compability issue with the card I'm using? I'd like to know because I just purchased this card and if it is so I'll return it right away...

Best regards,
TMiC

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

Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:22 pm

(forgot to write the error xb)

"Error formatting data partition (ext4 nodiscard)"

Thnx again

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

Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:11 am

Try a scandisk to avoid bad sectors.
A low level format will help also, IMO.

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

Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:27 pm

Today I've made my first attempts at using BerryBoot, which now appears to work fine after some initial 'hiccups'. One of the problems I experienced may be of interest to the programmer(s), as it may indicate a need to update some part of the software.

That problem involves the use of a USB drive for the installed OS collection and connected by a hub.
That is how I first did it, starting with the OpenELEC OS, and it did install correctly this way.
And it also booted just fine with much of the XBMC functionality intact.

The only problem was that I was completely unable to install/activate any XBMC add-ons, either from the online repository or supplied as ZIP files on an additional USB drive connected to the same hub.

XBMC did find all the add-ons, both online and on the extra USB drive, but all attempts to install any of them failed, without any sensible indication of why. The only feedback at all was seen when I reentered the 'Get Add-Ons' menu after an attempt to install from the Internet site, and saw that the add-on I had tried to install was shown with a download count of 0% (even after several minutes).

After considering these results I turned off the RPi and rearranged my setup, so that only keyboard, mouse and the 'extra' USB drive were connected by hub, with the OS-carrying USB drive being connected directly to one of the USB ports of the RPi. After rebooting with this setup the behaviour of XBMC was fully normal, allowing me to install and use add-ons both from the online repository and from local ZIP files. I could even use the PlexBMC add-on with perfectly normal results, so moving the OS-carrying drive to a direct USB port resolved my issues completely.

The only remaining issue I have is a minor one, causing a slight boot delay, as BerryBoot inconsistently identifies the USB drive, even when it is the only USB drive connected. Sometimes I still get the message that it can't find the sda1 drive and is looking for additional drives, after which I get a second message stating that it found such a drive having the identification "sda1" (yep, the same ID it couldn't find just some moments earlier).

This inconsistency is a little confusing, and causes a minor boot delay, but it has no harmful effects on the operation that I can notice. Even so, it does indicate that you may need to look into how the current driver setup deals with the presence of a USB hub. I suspect that this is the cause both of my initial failures and of the remaining inconsistency.


At present all seems well, having installed a number of the OS variants available through the BerryBoot GUI. My next sub-project for BerryBoot will be the attempt to prepare a boot image for RasPlex 0.1.35, which I find superior to all other media player packages I've tried for the RPi. (An opinion obviously biased by the fact that I already run Plex servers on my PCs.) I'll probably encounter some difficulty in this as I'm not really a regular Linux user and plan to do the preparation in a VMware emulation of a Linux system. So I may be back later with questions on how to do that... ;)

Best regards: dlanor

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

Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:54 pm

I just want to add that my attempt to convert RasPlex for BerryBoot failed, apparently due to incompatible filesystem usage.

I was able to see the existence of two partitions in the RasPlex image, but only the first of them was mountable. Attempting to mount the other only resulted in a dummy entry of "Lost+Found", indicating either a corrupted or an incompatible filesystem (the latter, as it does work on the RPi). And that being the case I was never able to proceed with the required modifications.

This attempt was made using Ubuntu 11, in a virtual machine on VMware workstation 8 on my main PC.

Possibly some other Linux distro could be more compatible with the filesystem in that RasPlex image, so if anyone can suggest such a distro to use, I'd be interested in having another go at the problem.

Best regards: dlanor

andPS2
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:35 pm

firstable thanks for berryboot it is fantastic to be able to switch OS'es without switching the card!

having some problems with an converted raspbmc image (no problems with self converted
xbian though)
1)trying to mount an ntfs truecrypt container i get the error message
Error: fuse: device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first

modprobe fuse
libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod.c:554 kmod_search_moddep: could not open moddep
file '/lib/modules/3.6.11-rpi-aufs/modules.dep.bin'

2) eventlircd doesnt seem to be working
coyping keymap.xml and Lircmap.xml to the .xbmc/userdata folders doesnt make the remote
work

both points work with an raspbmc "native" on an sdcard - any ideas what could be the problem?

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

Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:33 pm

I know that I will get some heat (rightly so) for this Nubie question, but I haven't found an answer on my own.
I keep seeing references to /boot/config.txt ... adding to and changing entries.

I can not find that file.

I use sudo nano /boot/config.txt and get a new file.

I start the file manager and there is no such file in the /boot/ folder.

I try with PuTTY and get:
[email protected] /boot $ ls
bootcode.bin fixup.dat kernel_emergency.img start_cd.elf start_x.elf
fixup_cd.dat fixup_x.dat kernel.img start.elf

Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?
:oops:

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

Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:32 pm

You have to mount the partition first:

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sudo mount -t auto /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot

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

Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:54 am

That worked ... I haven't a clue why.

Time to Google somemore!

Thanks

andPS2
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:57 pm

@Max (the real expert ;)
i searched the thread for my problem (remote not working, fuse not working)
found a tip with recovery console and /mnt/shared

cd /mnt/shared/lib/modules/3.6.11-rpi-aufs/
touch testfile

with xbian and openelec
sudo find / -name testfile
/lib/modules/3.6.11-rpi-aufs/testfile

but with raspbmc
sudo find / -name testfile
/media/berryboot/shared/lib/modules/3.6.11-rpi-aufs/testfile

seems like raspbmc doesnt mount that module dir correctly

kavi96
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri May 10, 2013 5:04 pm

I'm experiencing a bug in Berryboot that has apparently been fixed by a recent kernel update (see M33P's post at http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... &start=300). Would it be possible for you to update the berryboot kernel to this new version, since rpi-update doesn't work on berryboot? If not, is there a way for me to apply this fix myself?

andPS2
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Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:37 pm

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

Fri May 31, 2013 5:37 pm

the newest berryboot version fixed the problems with raspbmc!
all the modules can be loaded correctly now
thx Max!

p.s. how is the official way of updating berryboot?
i got into the startmenu and had to reformat my sd card

hacktrix2006
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:35 am

Hi i have installed this nice Dualboot app and love it. I have managed to install a few Pi os's to mess with and although after ssh'ing into each to add bluez and bluetooth to enable my bluetooth keyboard i can't for the love of me get it working in the boot menu. Time being i am using the vncinstall command line and then tightvnc'ing to select OS but would really love to use my Bluetooth/Trackpaded keyboard to do this without having to boot up a laptop just to select the OS.

Thanks in advance.

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

Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:26 pm

I have the same problem as fred123.
Does anybody have this working?
Any special tricks to make it work?
:?:
fred123 wrote:I have a problem using VNC.
I can use VNC to do the initial setup and download an OS, when I reboot I cannot connect with VNC again. If I connect a monitor it shows a mmessage to use VNC.. If I remove the vnc install option it is booting correctly. Is there any thing special I need to do to use VNC to select the os to boot.

andPS2
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Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:54 am

newest xbian beta can't be converted with the usual manual way
the reason might be that it uses btrfs as filesystem

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