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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 408 from 2004/7/15
    From: Russia, Moscow
    Hello! Long time since i've been here... I'm still there and i still own my Pegasos II.
    Yesterday i decided to upgrade my Linux install to latest Debian 7.1.0 Wheezy. The installer DVD worked flawlessly, but i cannot run freshly installed system. Attempt to boot up kernel ends up in text mode screen filled with garbage (random characters and flashing attributes).
    Does anyone know what's up ? Did they drop Pegasos support ?

    P.S. Since that, were there any firmware updates for Pegasos ? My latest firmware understands neither EXT4 nor EXT3, it was a painful discovery. Looks like i have to repartition my HDD once again and make EXT2 /boot. BTW, will MOS 3.1 read EXT4 ?
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1282 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    If you do not mind compiling sources packages, you could try to use CRUX PPC instead:
    CRUX PPC Website

    They also provide a tutorial describing the installation on a bplan EFIKA, which I assume is also applicable for systems based on bplan Pegasos 2 mainboards. Officially, they are supposed to support both.
  • »20.07.13 - 16:40
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    stephen_robinson
    Posts: 745 from 2007/4/22
    Every attempt to upgrade past err.. Lenny (5?) has left me with an pretty much unusable system for me.
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11157 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > will MOS 3.1 read EXT4 ?

    No, it won't. Same with MorphOS 3.2.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 408 from 2004/7/15
    From: Russia, Moscow
    Only EXT2 or EXT3 ? Well, well... At least Linux can read SFS (i know, i need to compile the module myself, but it's not a problem for me)
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  • »21.07.13 - 16:51
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    Henes
    Posts: 503 from 2003/6/14
    Quote:

    stephen_robinson wrote:
    Every attempt to upgrade past err.. Lenny (5?) has left me with an pretty much unusable system for me.


    I have Squeeze (Debian 6) installed on my Peg2 (last generation shiped with last firmware version, in case that matters).
    When I installed it (two years ago maybe?), I remember using the standard Debian installer and I had to hack nothing... It just worked, as far as Linux works (i.e. it's uber slow when you are used to MorphOS, there are endianess issues with X and all the other usual crap)...
    I never tried to dist-upgrade it, though.

    The only real blocking issue I remember is Linux's RDB support is buggy and does not handle partitions above the 2TB limit.
  • »21.07.13 - 17:47
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    stephen_robinson
    Posts: 745 from 2007/4/22
    Really? I must try reinstalling it again, but to be honest, I find life a bit short for Linux these days..
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    Chain-Q
    Posts: 339 from 2003/10/12
    From: 1 AU, EU, DE/HU
    Quote:

    Attempt to boot up kernel ends up in text mode screen filled with garbage (random characters and flashing attributes).

    I've seen this once while trying to boot the Wheezy kernel. Remove all video= arguments and try again. The only boot parameter I have now is root=/dev/blah.
    Edit: oh, and make sure you're booting vmlinuz, not vmlinux.

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    Does anyone know what's up? Did they drop Pegasos support?

    No. I have my Pegasos II running Wheezy. The GBit ethernet doesn't work in kernel 3.2 tho' (the kernel recognizes it, I can see incoming packets, but nothing goes out).

    And setting up 3D requires some trickery. I asked this on the Debian-PowerPC ML, even got a response, but never got a chance to try. (My Linux-Pegasos is about 1100km from me now...)

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    P.S. Since that, were there any firmware updates for Pegasos?

    There were no new firmware version for the Pegasos since late 2005, but even that update wasn't spread publicly. However, I have installed Wheezy successfully on my first-series 2B1 (running 20040405 firmware) and also my 2B3 revision Pegasos IIs (running latest firmware).

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    My latest firmware understands neither EXT4 nor EXT3, it was a painful discovery.

    For me, the Wheezy net-installer created an ext2 /boot partition by default, which worked nicely... Seems like you tried to outsmart the installer by manual fiddling? :P


    [ Edited by Chain-Q 21.07.2013 - 20:42 ]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11157 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Did they drop Pegasos support ?

    Just for info, Debian 8 still works on the Pegasos II:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&u=http://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?p=839791#post839791
    http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2015/06/msg00005.html
    http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2015/06/msg00021.html
    http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2015/06/msg00025.html
    http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&u=http://www.a1k.org/forum/showpost.php?p=917318

    :-)


    Edit: added another link

    [ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 22.02.2016 - 22:38 ]
  • »03.06.15 - 09:46
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