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#1 aloksinha2001

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Thanks to hundreds of users who have downloaded installed and tested PicUntu, we have been able to iron out some of the bugs in the package.

Our development team, has worked round the clock to bring back a bug-fix release for you.

You can download the new files here.

Pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz - Many changes, now available as a tgz file
SHA1 Checksum: 677934c537dd69703f9c1fbb786e212681eec4f7

Picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz - Many changes. We recommend you download the same.
SHA1 Checksum: ed3a55a470f08e2ef39ad74a5bf4ea0fcfb56f2f

Kernel - no change


Change Log - 0.9 RC 2.2 - Jan 17th, 2013

Pre-picuntu

Fixed an error, that did not allow dialog to be installed.
Fixed an error that did not permit the radio link to go off air
Release pre-picuntu.sh as zip file to take care of the version, As well as for many users, downloading txt file not saveable as .sh

Picuntu-da-server - following problems have been fixed.

Entry in /etc/network/intefaces not correct for eth0 - when using assitant - also bcm40181, not in /etc/modules
Static IP configuration was not working
Add pv to base
Add uudecode (sharutils) in Dev Pack
In Network config menu, there should be an option network restart system giving error, when running --net
Lot of cleaning up in the network config
Switch AutoFix not working.
Numerous other bug fixes



In future releases, we will incorporate checksum, within the program.
These have been tested by our own team on MK808/UG802 - and we confirm, this time your experience with this will be much smoother.

The installation process and other things do not change.

As always, please do keep the bug reports coming in...

Alok

Edited by aloksinha2001, 16 January 2013 - 11:19 PM.

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#2 Raymond Day

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:55 AM

I don't get it what is the difference of "Pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" and "Picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" ?

Thank you for having the Checksum in there now. What really needs the Checksum is the small Kernel file. I know it did not download right for me at lest one time. I think it was 2 times when Frist installed thats why I was getting a error.

-Raymond Day

Edited by Raymond Day, 17 January 2013 - 02:56 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

Hi I tried also this new version on my UG802.
This time the sh file worked but I can't configure my wifi.
I tried in the picuntu installer and also on the guided configuration on the stick itself but it doesn't find and connect to my router. Neither in dhcp or static way.

thanks for your help
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#4 Aiexis

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I still have problems.
On the last operation of pre-picuntu.sh, I get
"Files have been copied, but not yet written to disk... will now sync.
This would take some time .. hold on.
Something wen wrong, copying failed. Press Enter to exit and retry".


This is not very explicit...
Where can I find uncompressed files to copy them manually on sd card ?

EDIT: mmm ok, they are not extracted at all. And Picuntu run, if I uncompress and copy files to /tmp/picuntu
Now I need to make wifi work on my 808-B ...

Edited by Aiexis, 17 January 2013 - 09:52 AM.


#5 Virverus

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

quote Raymond Day:

"I don't get it what is the difference of "Pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" and "Picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" ?"

pre-picuntu is only the installer batchfile,it's now also zipped.
Picuntu-linuxroot is ,..well...the linuxroot!!

Virverus

#6 Raymond Day

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

I see the pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz has the pre-picuntu.sh in it.

I did a

wget http://download.g8.n...t-0.9-RC2.2.tgz

and the

sha1 picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz

matched up. Then I did

tar -xvzf picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz

then copied it to a mounted 16GB SD card just using my UG802 with

cp -rpf Picuntu-linuxroot/* 16GB-SD/


But it never boots all the way it stoppes just after (initramfs) I can type little commands there but I guess it's just what it copied to the RAM so it don't show all the folders.

I did it 2 times and only have a keyboard and power in the USB ports.

I don't know what I did wrong. It don't boot to the log in.

-Raymond Day

#7 Raymond Day

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

I can't get it to boot on my MK808. I copied the "picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" right to the 16GB SD card and "tar -xvf picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" right there. I don't know how to tar it to the 16GB SD card with out coping it to it frist.

When it boots it does the same. I got a photo of the screen that my help.

Attached File  picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz only boots to here.jpg   966.73KB   65 downloads

Maybe I format the SD card wrong? Because it says "EXT4-fs (mmcblk0): no journal found" I used Gparted.

If so can some one just show fdisk commands that would do the right format?

-Raymond Day

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

Same problem as me yesterday with 2.1
Today it works with 2.2, but I have to format my sd card myself and untar files into it.
I used gparted and renamed the partition "linuxroot" as usual.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

I used Gparted too and name it linuxroot. What is the command you did to "untar files into it"? I had to copy the tar file to it then untar them there.

-Raymond Day

#10 Aiexis

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

The mounting point of the sd card is /tmp/picuntu (made by pre-picuntu.sh)

cd /tmp/picuntu
tar -xf /tmp/picuntu-dl/picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz

And wait for 4-5 minutes...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

Hi I tried also this new version on my UG802.
This time the sh file worked but I can't configure my wifi.
I tried in the picuntu installer and also on the guided configuration on the stick itself but it doesn't find and connect to my router. Neither in dhcp or static way.

thanks for your help



What is the output of lsusb - does it give 8188eu - as one of the modules loaded.
If yes, then go to next
If not - then
modprobe 8188eu

Next check the /etc/network/interfaces card - it should contain like this)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid <Your AP Name>
wpa-psk <your passwd>

Both of them must be case sensitive

If yes, then go next
else change with editor


service networking restart


You can do all of the above... or

run

picuntu-da-server.sh --net
- that will also do this for you...

Let us know the details.


Alok

#12 aloksinha2001

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

quote Raymond Day:

"I don't get it what is the difference of "Pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" and "Picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2.tgz" ?"

pre-picuntu is only the installer batchfile,it's now also zipped.
Picuntu-linuxroot is ,..well...the linuxroot!!

Virverus



If you have Linux operating system already

Then just download the pre-picuntu...tgz file
unzip it.

Then run pre-picuntu.sh

It will ask you a few questions and do the things for you for installation...

Your screenshot means - system is not finding the root file system.... you do NOT HAVE to do gparted, or anything else now...

Just download and run

pre-picuntu.sh

Alok

#13 aloksinha2001

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I see the pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz has the pre-picuntu.sh in it.

I did a and the matched up. Then I did then copied it to a mounted 16GB SD card just using my UG802 with

But it never boots all the way it stoppes just after (initramfs) I can type little commands there but I guess it's just what it copied to the RAM so it don't show all the folders.

I did it 2 times and only have a keyboard and power in the USB ports.

I don't know what I did wrong. It don't boot to the log in.

-Raymond Day



Please do not do manually ... use the script - that is what it is supposed to do...

I repeat

Step 1:
Make sure existing Linux system (that you would use to make disk image) already has - wget, parted, pv, dialog - if not, install the same.
IF you DO NOT have pv installed tar unzipping would not work, So install the pv package ( in the next version - we will have a check to take care of this)

Step 2: wget or click to download
wget  http://download.g8.net/picuntu/pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz

Step 3:
tar -xzf pre-picuntu-0.9-RC2.2.tgz
This will give you a small file pre-picuntu.sh

Step 4: run
pre-picuntu.sh

Step 5: just answer a few questions as the tool asks..
IT will download the picuntu-linuxroot file
It will create the partition
It will copy the contents of the tar
AND
It will do the basic job of cleaning and initialising, so that for UG802/MK808 - when the system boots up - if the data is correct - then Wifi should work off the shelf.

Step 6:
Once the job is completed, take out the SD card put in your Stick

Step 7: Boot up your stick into recovery mode.

Step 8: At login prompt - login with root/12qwaszx

Step 9:
If everything went right -
ifconfig
should give you network status running...

Step 10: Run
picuntu-da-server.sh

Step 11: Answer the questions to configure your system.
Sit back and let the system install for you.


Alok

#14 aloksinha2001

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Same problem as me yesterday with 2.1
Today it works with 2.2, but I have to format my sd card myself and untar files into it.
I used gparted and renamed the partition "linuxroot" as usual.


At what point does it give you the error...
Does your system have a package called 'pv' ?

Alok

#15 Aiexis

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

At what point does it give you the error...
Does your system have a package called 'pv' ?

Alok

It was not installed, I'm currently installing this.
However, I made linux boot on the MK808-B without (as explained before).
Now I can login (root) on the stick.
Thank you for your work and help !

In my case, this adventure ends for now, until the MK808-B's wifi hardware is supported. Hope it will be soon :p

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the excellent work you've done.

I've spent some time trying to get WiFi working on my MK808, because it didn't worked for me OOB. I was successful, and here are some tips, primarily for Alok and olegk0.
  • picuntu-da-server.sh does nothing with modules. /etc/modules loads only 8188eu and not bcm40181, so I had to modify it or modprobe by hand.
  • It still didn't work after loading the module. I'm too lazy to provide dmesg, sorry, but it was full of [DHD] errors, I think that's because WiFi firmware doesn't loads correctly. Luckily, there are other firmwares in /lib/firmware/40181/, so it worked after creating the file /etc/modprobe.d/bcm40181.conf with following:
    options bcm40181 firmware_path=/lib/firmware/40181/fw_bcm40181a0.bin nvram_path=/lib/firmware/bcmdhd.cal
    It is basically standard firmware with olegk0's nvram/calibration. Of course you need to configure /etc/network/interfaces via menu or by hand. I haven't measured the speed yet, but apt-get shows ~800kB/s from Russia.
  • iwlist eth0 scan says that scanning is not supported. I'll mess with that later, for now that's OK, everyone knows their SSID and PSK.

The last and most annoying thing with Picuntu is that my dongle keeps booting to Linux instead of Finless' ROM. I'm quite sure that I'm flashing the kernel image to recovery, but still - it boots to Picuntu with SD card inserted, and stops at (initramfs) without it. I've tried removing /etc/picuntu-linux, but still no luck. I'll try to play with kernel sources later, of course, but I'll be pleased if anyone can suggest a solution.

Anyways, thank you again, guys, that is quite awesome job you're doing here, I really appreciate it!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

It was not installed, I'm currently installing this.
However, I made linux boot on the MK808-B without (as explained before).
Now I can login (root) on the stick.
Thank you for your work and help !

In my case, this adventure ends for now, until the MK808-B's wifi hardware is supported. Hope it will be soon :p


Great to hear that the system worked for you....

For the 808-B - keep an eye out, for bcm40183 source code set - Search the net etc.. if you do hit upon this module... it should make inclusion into the next versions simplere...

Alok

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

Great to hear that the system worked for you....

For the 808-B - keep an eye out, for bcm40183 source code set - Search the net etc.. if you do hit upon this module... it should make inclusion into the next versions simplere...

Alok

I fear that my knowledges in linux are far too limited to do such a development... Remember that yesterday I didn't even know dialog and pv :rofl:
I'm just curious about new technologies ;)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

i install picuntu by the pre-picuntu.sh an wifi not working on my ug802

take picture of lsmod and ifconfig
Attached File  20130117_195504.jpg   2.74MB   75 downloads

Edited by hugops, 17 January 2013 - 05:05 PM.


#20 aloksinha2001

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

i install picuntu by the pre-picuntu.sh an wifi not working on my ug802

take picture of lsmod and ifconfig
Attached File  20130117_195504.jpg   2.74MB   75 downloads


Well - the lsmod says u r ok... I suggest you should use the picuntu-da-server.sh script to set the network up.. it shud work in no time..

picuntu-da-server --net

Alok