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I been running the 0.2 for a long time because I set my server up on it. Not 100% because I been waiting for the done of PicUntu

So I installed PicUntu 0.9 RC2.2 on a 3TB USB drive using the installer. All most a hour to formate it. When I put in the /dev it would not do it just went back were I could type /dev till I used Gparted and said put a MSDOS part on it.

I all so put the boot in the system boot so now it just boots to the command to log in. No SD card in it just the USB harddrive.

Seen Webmin says: "Operating system Debian Linux 7.0" when my old 0.2 says "Operating system Ubuntu Linux 12.10" Not sure but seems like 12.10 is more then 7.0.

When the done of PicUntu is out how hard or easy will it be to install it with my sever all set up? I think I my just have to start it all over fresh.

Thank you for working on this PicUntu on the MK808 or UG802 it's grate. I got it now on a MK808 with the aluminum case.

-Raymond Day
 

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Thank you for working on this PicUntu on the MK808 or UG802 it's grate. I got it now on a MK808 with the aluminum case.

-Raymond Day
Raymond,

who is working on Picuntu??


AndrewDB disappeared at the end of 2012 (I still remember that I could not beleive that new release will be in every 10 days!).

Two weeks ago Alok wrote that he is busy (please read the post about MBA studies) and he have no time for Picuntu...


You can still find here the roadmap, whishlist, on google code you can read issues..

Codes at Google Code are not updated sice 15 January...


Site http://ubuntu.g8.net/ present old news...


Alok codes at Github are also old
(Picuntu repository or picuntu-3.0.8-alok repository). Those repositories contains only initial (first days) commits when Alok probably moved codes from his drive to github.

At 2013-02-04 Alok released kernel for Picuntu RC3 but since then he did not any single commit in related github repository.

Why he/they decided to put their time on writing some kind of 'scripts', 'installers' ... but not to develop most important thing ... the kernel? :/

I loosed all my hope
that it will be possible for me to use my MK808B (RK903 WiFi chip) with UVC webcam (security monitoring) and with RS232<->USB converter (to do some automation) ://.

So Raymond, do you know who is working on Picuntu? Where is repository? Can you see latest commits??

OR MAYBE ANYONE: do you know about any other distribution for UG802/MK808 that is alive?? Can you provide links?

Thank you,
Arthur.

PS: some good news:
- maybe Alok will have 3 weeks of free time from 12th March

I would be happy if he will work on latest kernel and leave all those buggy scripts and installers. If we will have great kernel then we will manage will all other things.
Alok should make and push his commits frequently on GitHub and allow other clever heads to work on this repository (so when he will be busy again there will be hope that others will be able to develop picuntu).

Thank you very very much to all readers and Picuntu developers!!
 

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I go look on the Google Code page some. But easy to know what they are doing if they post here.

I can only guess they are working on the GPU code and sounds like it's hard to do so that's why it's taking so long to bring it out. They don't say much so can only guess on things. It's taking so long from picuntu-linuxroot-0.9-RC2.2 came out and they did a super job on it. I love the pre-picuntu.sh it install it easy on a Linux system.

All so https://www.miniand.com/wiki/Part+1-Getting+Started shows how to install it very good. I used his PicuntuKernelInstaller4.zip and put the recovery.img in the boot part of it. But it was easy by clicking on the pic2boot.cmd and it sets up the RKAndroidTool.exe to flash the Andriod boot and now it just boots right to PicUntu.

Keep on checking http://ubuntu.g8.net/ too and it just stays the same. No new updates on it. I guess they are all super busy and that would slow them down.

I don't know what else they have to fix. But I know on this install with a USB to Ethernet on it. I had to get it working my self. It did not on the first time boot and get a IP. It should look for DHCP IP.

Like I said too I guess they are working on the GPU code. That would be super to have like ffmpeg using the GPU on the command line. I guess it work in the desktop too then.

-Raymond Day
 

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Omegamoon is working on MK808( B ) :

http://www.omegamoon.com
https://github.com/omegamoon/rockchip-rk30xx-mk808

Omegamoon accepts donations

(I have nothing to do with it)

Also, there are some github repositories that have been updated in the past months though I have not been able to compile them:
https://github.com/aloznat/linux-rk3066
https://github.com/corbamico/rk3066-kernel

By the way, Alok released a RC3 (only for developers):
http://www.armtvtech.com/armtvtechforum/viewtopic.php?f=174&t=1539
 

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Wow
, thank you!
Great to hear work is still on.

And do not write me off yet.... I am going to be back folks... my program gets over by May 15th.... will be back with everything on it.

I am working on Rikomagic and the next thing will be the work on integrating all the codes that are already rolled out into one package. So please bear with me folks... its not over yet


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Great to hear work is still on.

And do not write me off yet.... I am going to be back folks... my program gets over by May 15th.... will be back with everything on it.

I am working on Rikomagic and the next thing will be the work on integrating all the codes that are already rolled out into one package. So please bear with me folks... its not over yet


Alok
GREAT!!!!


Can't wait for new releases of Picuntu.
 

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That good to know. I guess you mean that about May 15TH you will have releases of new Picuntu? From now that is about 6 weeks.

Do you think can get the GPU working on it? It be very nice if the GPU worked with the command line with FFmpeg or on the Desktop to play videos.

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No May 15th, _I_ can start work. Those who want to contribute (in terms of development time) can always send in their support to our development group here.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/picuntu-dev

So that work can continue, even when one person is out of action from the team.

There is a new update that Gallad posted, which I have now merged, so that should give atleast some more benefits to the users, when the kernel is out.

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thank you for your great work and support! I only purchased my first mini PC because of you.

Now when I got it working, I found that it is very nice and powerful to keep it online for some small jobs. However I have a question, is there any way to force it to boot directly into Picuntu instead of Android first? Sometimes I lose power here and then I find the device rebooting into Android, so I need to manually reboot it again into Picuntu...

thanks again!
 

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Yes. There is a way to boot just to PicUntu go to this web page here:. Download the "PicuntuKernellnstaller4.zip" you can see the photo of it on that web page. He shows a red line were the "recovery" is. But if you uncheck that and check "boot" and have the "PicuntuKernel\recovery.img" there, then it will only boot PicUntu. I did this and it works super good. It don't boot any more in Android.

But I think later they will have a new recovery.img that looks if you have a SD card or USB hard drive of PicUntu on it then it will boot it. If you unplug the SD card or USB hard drive then it will boot Android. I guess they have it with a update some day.

-Raymond Day
 

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But I think later they will have a new recovery.img that looks if you have a SD card or USB hard drive of PicUntu on it then it will boot it.
Actually one of the useful scripts that Alok Sinha took the time to write does exactly what both of you are looking for:
When the SD card is in, it boots Picuntu, when it's out, it boots Android

I wrote a post on how to install these scripts in your system:
http://hwswbits.blogspot.com/2013/03/fixes-to-use-boot-picuntu-to-dualboot.html
 
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