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Re: piRoot: A way to run x86_64 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:56 am
by mikerr
hippy wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Another day, another adventure. Uninstalled all the old stuff, checked /usr/piRoot had gone

Downloaded and installed the new, first piroot1.deb, then piroot-xubuntu.deb

Eventually, up pops the selector -

1) Xubuntu with ISO
2) Manjaro with ISO
3) ReactOS with ISO
4) Xubuntu

And what has either got to do with "piRoot: A way to run x86_64 Debian apps on Raspbian" - seeing as neither are "Debian" ?
Because qemu can emulate them all, and this project is basically a script to setup & run qemu.

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86_64 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:53 pm
by hippy
mikerr wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:56 am
hippy wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:12 pm
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And what has either got to do with "piRoot: A way to run x86_64 Debian apps on Raspbian" - seeing as neither are "Debian" ?
Because qemu can emulate them all, and this project is basically a script to setup & run qemu.
It seems to have gone well beyond using qemu to becoming a means for running full alternative non-native OS installations, needing those huge OS installations to do anything.

I was expecting it to be a relatively lightweight means of allowing me to just prefix an X86-64 binary with a command or wrap it in a shell script and have it execute as if native as I am familiar with doing with qemu-i386.

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86_64 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:27 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
I am taking a little break from piRoot, so it won’t be updated for a while. If someone wants to fork it, then please do so.

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86_64 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:08 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
I have returned from my great nap.

piRoot 2 is here! Here is some the new features:

- Can now run ReactOS after installing the piRoot ReactOS .deb file

- piRoot has reverted back into using chroot for Debian, instead of qemu

- The files are once again hosted on Google Drive. Who needs a Microsoft account?

- File sizes are smaller than ever!

Notes:

- You now run piroot instead of piRoot

- You MUST delete any older version of piRoot first.

- If you run piRoot, and then it just clears the terminal, install dialog .

Here is the link - skywalkersw5.github.io/piRoot

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:06 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
piRoot 2.3 is released! It is minor update, so there is only a few things changed.

- Changed titles from 'Beta 2" to 2.3

- Added support for x86_64 Package

- Changed Debian i386 to a custom version of pi386

Here is the link - skywalkersw5.github.io/piRoot

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:47 am
by SkywalkerSW5
Hey I’ve just made a discord server for piRoot. Joining it will get you betas for piRoot and more features.

Here’s the link - https://discord.gg/zVA3RDx

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:30 pm
by hippy
SkywalkerSW5 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:47 am
Hey I’ve just made a discord server for piRoot. Joining it will get you betas for piRoot and more features.
Putting what you are working on behind something one has to sign-up to, even just to view it, is IMO a retrograde step, is more likely to reduce interest in what you are doing than increase it.

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:58 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
hippy wrote: Putting what you are working on behind something one has to sign-up to, even just to view it, is IMO a retrograde step, is more likely to reduce interest in what you are doing than increase it.
You don’t have to join the discord to get piRoot, it’s more for beta testers. I also have it because it’s faster for me to respond on discord then on the Rpi forum. And on the server we have specific sections to give ideas, complaints, bugs, etc.

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:32 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
Any time I try to do a chroot of Debian Buster on the Rpi it gives me Qemu: Segmentation fault or something like that. It works on Stretch though. So when I try to update from Stretch it won't go past getting the headers. Can anyone tell me why?

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:59 pm
by SkywalkerSW5
piRoot Ubuntu Extension Beta has been released.

This isn't the normal .deb file. Its a zip file that has an install file. This IS a beta, so it is not guaranteed to work. I won't make a .deb file until the beta proves not to be a failure.

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:50 am
by SkywalkerSW5
Hello again!

In a previous post, I said I would be taking a break from development. Well, I changed my mind.

piRoot 3 is here! It has some minor changes, and bug fixes. Get it here - skywalkersw5.github.io/piRoot

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:52 am
by hippy
SkywalkerSW5 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:50 am
piRoot 3 is here! It has some minor changes, and bug fixes. Get it here - skywalkersw5.github.io/piRoot
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Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:53 am
by SkywalkerSW5
Try it again, I think I fixed it

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:56 am
by hippy
Seems so. That "30% Off! Only $666.66" is hopefully intended as a joke, but it's never wise to put things up you don't want taken at face value.

Re: piRoot: A way to run x86 Debian apps on Raspbian

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:00 am
by SkywalkerSW5
hippy wrote: Seems so. That "30% Off! Only $666.66" is hopefully intended as a joke, but it's never wise to put things up you don't want taken at face value.
Gotcha. Replaced with a hopefully more funny joke.