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Unhban

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 04:11:41 PM »
If your SD card is larger than 2GB it can only be formatted FAT32 (and NTFS?). 2GB SD cards and below can be formatted FAT16 and 32. It's to do with the maximum of addresses that FAT16 can address - 2GB is the max.

Hope this is of some help!

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2009, 07:58:24 PM »
SD card is 2G.

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2009, 08:47:53 PM »
Threre must be some free program on the net that allows you to convert the filesystem the way you want it.
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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2009, 07:44:53 PM »
I don't understand a thing. I had send a message but it isn't visible  ??? Maybe i had wrong with something  ???
So. This is the message:

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Hi! I'm new!  ;D

I can't understan this part of the guide "ONLY FOR Release Candidates 2, 2.1 and 3. 1
and 1.1 users can ignore this". It mean that i can ingnore it or o must do it only if I want to install the release 1.1, 2, 2.1, 3.1?
After this question i have another one.
I had downloaded the 3.1 release of 3MX but i found only a *.img file named "Recovery_3MXrc3.1_Final.img" (184mb). I had tried to unzip it and the result was a file without any extension named "Recovery_3MXrc3.1_Final" (575mb) if i try to open it with 7zip this is the result:



The question is:
What i must do to install 3MX on my CnM?

Thanks to all and sorry for my bad english but i'm italian

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2009, 03:20:05 PM »
Hi! I'm new!  Grin

I can't understan this part of the guide "ONLY FOR Release Candidates 2, 2.1 and 3. 1
and 1.1 users can ignore this". It mean that i can ingnore it or o must do it only if I want to install the release 1.1, 2, 2.1, 3.1?
After this question i have another one.
I had downloaded the 3.1 release of 3MX but i found only a *.img file named "Recovery_3MXrc3.1_Final.img" (184mb). I had tried to unzip it and the result was a file without any extension named "Recovery_3MXrc3.1_Final" (575mb) if i try to open it with 7zip this is the result:

hxxp://img15.imageshack.us/i/immaginewpt.jpg/

The question is:
What i must do to install 3MX on my CnM?

Thanks to all and sorry for my bad english but i'm italian

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2009, 04:02:52 PM »
Hi Neverbe and welcome to the forum! That line should really read "ONLY FOR Release Candidates 2, 2.1 and 3.1. (1.1 users don't need to do this)". So... if you have 1.1 installed you don't need to login to the laptop by typing 'user' and then press enter, but with 2, 2.1 and 3.1 you do.

The *.img file you put onto an SD card as it is (you don't have to unzip it). The SD card, to be safe, should be formatted FAT16. Put that into the minibook, then switch the minibook on, then immediately hold F3 key down and keep it held down until the black Recovery screen comes up. Then hit the ENTER key for each page that shows. Eventually you will see white dots start appearing. This means the minibook is being updated from your SD card *.img file.

Wait until the machine reboots and you will then have the new distro on - in your case 3.1. Then... enjoy!

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« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 04:04:56 PM by Unhban »

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2009, 05:27:59 PM »
Hi Neverbe and welcome to the forum! That line should really read "ONLY FOR Release Candidates 2, 2.1 and 3.1. (1.1 users don't need to do this)". So... if you have 1.1 installed you don't need to login to the laptop by typing 'user' and then press enter, but with 2, 2.1 and 3.1 you do.

The *.img file you put onto an SD card as it is (you don't have to unzip it). The SD card, to be safe, should be formatted FAT16. Put that into the minibook, then switch the minibook on, then immediately hold F3 key down and keep it held down until the black Recovery screen comes up. Then hit the ENTER key for each page that shows. Eventually you will see white dots start appearing. This means the minibook is being updated from your SD card *.img file.

Wait until the machine reboots and you will then have the new distro on - in your case 3.1. Then... enjoy!

Unh.

There is some way to broke it or it's a secure thing?
Thank you for the answer

EDIT: another question:
the installing program process in the same with 3mx and the original OS?
The original OS program are compatible wih 3mx

EDIT: another one:
"Step eight: Then type 'startx' and press enter ONLY FOR Release Candidates 2, 2.1 and 3. 1 and 1.1 users can ignore this"

Where i must type startx?

"Step Ten: Reboot, logging in as before with the name 'user' and the command 'startx' LOG IN ONLY FOR RC 2, 2.1 and 3"

I must type Startx all the time that the PC power on?
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 07:20:38 PM by Neverbe »

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2009, 10:03:18 AM »
Hi Neverbe! I think you can open the .img file but not sure how. Certainly, it is not an encrypted (secure) file. A user called Wicknix creates the 3MX .img file, so he may step in here and tells us :) I think it is mentioned elsewhere on the forum but cannot remember where....

Yes, the install process is the same whether it is the original OS or 3MX or Debian Etch or the Retro version :

  • put the .img or .rec file on an SD card
  • switch the minibook on
  • immediately hold down key F3 and continue to hold that key down

3MX is an OS like Windows XP is an OS. The original OS is a different OS, like Windows Vista is an OS. There are different 3MX OS - versions 1.1, v.2.0, v2.1, v.3.1 and v.Retro. You should only consider installing v.1.1, v.3.1 or Retro as others have problems, for example they are slow or major things do not work.

When do you type startx ? On certain 3MX OS versions the minibook will boot up to a command line - it will be quite obvious and the text will tell you to type  startx  You need only type  startx  once, but if you reboot or shut the minibook down, you must type  startx  when you boot the machine up again. This is why most people prefer v.1.1 or 3.1 or Retro as you do not have to type  startx  - it is automatically done for you.

Neverbe, it is all quite obvious what to do when you have done it the first time.... you cannot break anything ;) Enjoy!

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« Last Edit: July 14, 2009, 10:06:29 AM by Unhban »

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2009, 10:16:35 AM »
The img file is a bzip2ed tarfile (.tar.bz2). You can unpack it on a linux box with 'tar -xjf file.img'. On a windowspc you can try to open it in a archive program (7-zip, winzip, ...)

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2009, 03:29:05 PM »
3MX is an OS like Windows XP is an OS. The original OS is a different OS, like Windows Vista is an OS. There are different 3MX OS - versions 1.1, v.2.0, v2.1, v.3.1 and v.Retro. You should only consider installing v.1.1, v.3.1 or Retro as others have problems, for example they are slow or major things do not work.
So the old programs will not work on 3mx. What kind of programs and game (especially gameboy and SNES emu) can i install on it?

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2009, 08:15:12 PM »
What do you mean by old programs? 3MX-rc3.1 is loaded with software. Of which it includes a lot of newer (not found to work on the defaultOS) software. It also has a built in help file which will answer more of your questions. You can still install .xap packages with a script included in rc3.1.

Just install it and enjoy.  :D

Cheers.

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2009, 11:27:05 AM »
I can't do it with a 256mb SD? Can i do it with a 512mb RSMMC?

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2009, 04:28:37 PM »
No, MMC cards do not work with the minibook - you need an SD card.

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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2009, 01:08:29 PM »
I'm Back! (although this isn't my first post since being back!) And sorry for fleeing. I got so used to the EEE that i thought i wouldn't have a reason to use the LLL.

However. I'm back. Only for a few days mind because i'm lending my dad the laptop.
But I am going to have a look about the new OS with a slightly deeper understanding of linux than i had before i got the LLL. I'm starting to know where stuff is. I have a copy of the Retro O/S and will have a look about that to see what's what.

And i'll have a new theme, and do a section about the retro version if i can get the laptop off of my dad. And its good to be back! :) Regarding my rather poor wording. I'll change that and thanks for letting me know about what was wrong!

Sorry about flouncing the forum and letting myself get lazy! :P
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Re: 3MX Install Guide
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2009, 07:16:55 PM »
Check on my main laptop how to format to FAT 16 but Vista only allows FAT 32.  Any ideas.
I don't know about Vista, but on XP you can do it from the command line.

start->run.  type cmd press ok.
type format f: /fs:fat
or something like that.

Mine hangs when I reboot with F3.  Just shows the normal startup screen, but goes no further.  I've left it for ages in case it was just being slow, but it does nowt.