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wicknix

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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2010, 03:20:37 AM »
Wifi worked just fine when i used Etch. Though i only used unsecure/open and WEP connections. Never tried WPA.

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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2010, 04:30:36 PM »
Hi wicknix
Thanks for the reply my network is wep 64bit. when i go to connect i end up with invalid ip address.
i dont know how to do anything else.i have no command line experience at all.
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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2010, 10:32:33 PM »
Hi all, first timer here.
Have loaded Etch v4 onto my CnMBook however, I'm having trouble adding new users.
"Adduser" works and appears to add them but when I log into XDM, it looks as though its about to load the window manager but then just dumps straight back to XDM again. And this is with a fresh install of v4.
Basically, the only user that seems to work is root.
Is this correct? Or have I got something mucked up?
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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2010, 02:19:00 AM »
T_Nut: The graphical connection app is sort of flakey. Your best bet is to use the wifi script found in /usr/local/bin. Just edit the file and add your wep key, ssid etc. Then just run that script to connect.

pcuguru: That is correct. There is nothing mucked up. It's an issue with the nand's jffs file system/formatting. It doesn't allow users, swap etc. It's the same with most any other embedded linux where only root is the main user. Not exactly sure why that is though. You can add a user and give them the same permissions as root (like i did in 3MX) and all will be fine, however in theory you are still root, just with a different name. I haven't used etch in awhile, but i think i created the user "user" with full root priveledges for you already. Look in /etc/passwd and change your new user to look like "user" and reboot. That's about the only workaround, unless you install and boot from an SD card. Then those issues doesn't exist.

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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2010, 07:37:55 PM »
Hi wicknix
i have had a look at script still puzzled.
can you please provide an example on what its meant to look like please
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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2011, 08:42:03 PM »
Hi Wicknix
got wifi sorted in etch now,etch is now on nand i did the update sources list as said earlier i did just leave that one in the list but it's not working i would be grate full for any help
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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2011, 06:15:56 PM »
Your /etc/apt/sources.list should look like this:

deb http://www.securehost.com/mirror/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports etch-backports main contrib non-free

After making the changes run apt-get update to refresh the packages listing.

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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2011, 06:32:27 PM »
Wicknix thanks for all you help again if it wasn't for you + forum members i would not be where i am with LLL
and so back playing/learning  8)
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UPDATE
did as above but with hash in front of deb then run apt-get update took about 2 seconds then finished. then tried aptitude pressed u no packages didn't even say what was installed so now what to do
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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2011, 10:55:27 AM »
Well you learn new stuff every day don't put # in front of deb in sources list it wont work  :)
there was three / missing one in each line
Your /etc/apt/sources.list should look like this:

deb http://www.securehost.com/mirror/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports/ etch-backports main contrib non-free

That one worked for me above one
The one that didn't work for me one below

deb http://www.securehost.com/mirror/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports etch-backports main contrib non-free

don'y forget to run apt-get after making the changes run apt-get update to refresh the packages listing.

See the little difference
Also i get no public key error but it works  ;D
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Andrew

PS how do you find out how drive space you've left






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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2011, 02:25:04 PM »
to find out how much space you have left type the linux command df

it has lots of command line options http://ss64.com/bash/df.html  but just running df will be enough.

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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2011, 06:46:53 PM »
Hi Russell
Thanks for the tip, how accurate is df last time i checked it said 11% used with etch installed
Next question
How do i get the latest UAE amiga emulator on etch .
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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2011, 01:15:11 AM »
For the "latest" you'd have to compile it from it's source. However a simple apt-get install uae (or maybe e-uae ) will install the version that was built for etch.

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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2011, 09:02:33 AM »
Cheers Wicknix
1) When i got it the way i want it how do i create an img from the installed system.
2) Do you think you might be creating a 3mx os for the 2.6 kernel when sound is working just curious.
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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2011, 06:28:44 PM »
It's pretty easy. See here: http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php/topic,33.msg2379.html#msg2379
You'll want to change the /SD/SD_1/ or /USB/USB_1/ directories though to wherever you mounted them on etch/lenny (/mnt/sd1 or /mnt/usb1 etc).

If and when the 2.6 kernel is 100% compete then yeah i'd probably make an up to date 3MX-like OS for it.

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Re: Debian Etch Recovery.img (part 3)
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2011, 06:19:28 PM »
Wicknix
Thank You for the link,What's maximum to size to have installed reliably before it crashes the system on nand.
trying out new software on LLL at the moment slowly getting there  :)
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