[DISCUSSION] Linux on LattePanda

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pmos69
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Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 3:16 pm

Mon May 16, 2016 3:30 pm

Try here (while it's still there): http://mirrors.isu.net.sa/pub/ubuntu-releases/16.04/

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daca11
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Joined: Tue May 17, 2016 3:04 pm

Tue May 17, 2016 3:20 pm

Hi, I am having some trouble on installing Linux on the Lattepanda.

With Ubuntu server (as I don't want GUI): no network interfaces are recognized at setup and when I shutdown or reboot it hangs at "kvm: exiting hardware virtualization".
With Lubuntu, ethernet is recognized (but not wifi). Lubuntu hangs at shutdown or reboot too.

Has anyone managed to shutdown Linux or install Ubuntu Server properly?

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acasta
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Joined: Sun May 15, 2016 9:43 pm

Sun May 22, 2016 6:36 pm

Hi!
I just tinkered around with Lubuntu, and I ran into the same problems: No WiFi and hang on shutdown.

I used Lubuntu 16.04, brought in the last updates via apt-get, and even found some "Additional Drivers" (It found the driver for some "Intel microcode" stuff, but couldn't identify the corresponding device. "Unknow Device".)

After playing around for some time and trying to solve the WiFi or the shutdown problem, I gave up and reverted back do Windows... I'll try some other distros in the next days - not just because of the WiFi problem, also because there are some distros, I'd like to see in action.


-ac

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dbones
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Mon May 23, 2016 1:42 am

I have tried the a number tools, ISO;s (listed below) and none work. the most I can do is get the USB listed in the BIOS boot-able list. if I press DEL and then select the device to boot (the last tab on the BIOS), it flickers and returns to the BIOS.

tried using a 32Gb USB device, and a 1GB devlice, I have put both in the USB 2 and 3 drives/slots. Also I have tried using a powered USB hub (Just incase it was a power issue).

tried with 2 different LattePanda's

and 2 different power supplies

(side note I am using a wireless keyboard and mouse, incase this helps).

what am i doing wrong? as it looks some have had success with this.

Tools I have tried
-Rufus (https://rufus.akeo.ie/). note once the Iso is selected, it defaulted a number of the settings. the device showed in the BIOS list.
-LiveLinux (http://www.linuxliveusb.com/), did not work at all
-Universal USB Installer (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/put-ubuntu ... g-windows/), again showed in the bios list. but did not work.

ISO's I have tried
-Ubuntu Server (http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/)
-Ububtu mini
-Rancher OS (https://github.com/rancher/os/releases)

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Bruno
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Joined: Sat May 21, 2016 1:55 am

Mon May 23, 2016 2:32 am

Same problem here :evil: I also tried with universal usb installer and rufus both ubuntu 16.04 install disks, amd64 and i386, and i cannot boot the board with the usb device.

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acasta
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Mon May 23, 2016 8:26 am

hm. i didn't run into problems.
here is what i did:
>> downloaded lubuntu 64bit (as i have the 64-bit-LP)
>> used the latest version of unetbootin to create a bootable usb stick (4GB stick in my case)
>> plugged everything into the LP
>> powered on and started hitting F7
>> selected the boot device

and thats it. worked on first try.

after that, i ran into minor problems with linux: wifi seemed not to be supported and when shutting down, the LP hangs. but other than that, i'm pretty satisfied.


-ac

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Bruno
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Mon May 23, 2016 3:57 pm

acasta wrote:hm. i didn't run into problems.
here is what i did:
>> downloaded lubuntu 64bit (as i have the 64-bit-LP)
>> used the latest version of unetbootin to create a bootable usb stick (4GB stick in my case)
>> plugged everything into the LP
>> powered on and started hitting F7
>> selected the boot device

and thats it. worked on first try.

after that, i ran into minor problems with linux: wifi seemed not to be supported and when shutting down, the LP hangs. but other than that, i'm pretty satisfied.


-ac
My LP is the 2GB/32GB model with 32 bits Windows, i tried with UNetbootin and didn't worked, using Windows Media Creation Tool on this same usb drive windows installation boot works, but with Linux cannot boot.

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acasta
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Tue May 24, 2016 8:24 pm

Bruno wrote: My LP is the 2GB/32GB model with 32 bits Windows, i tried with UNetbootin and didn't worked, using Windows Media Creation Tool on this same usb drive windows installation boot works, but with Linux cannot boot.
Maybe you could try re-downloading the linux image? i once had an image, that wouldn't boot, no matter which usb-stick and which creation tool i used. answer was, that the image got corrupted during download. usually linux images are provided together with a MD5-sum, so you can check the integrity of the image file.

an other thing - did you use the 32-bit image? you could also use multi-arch images (e.g. debian provides those).

also, some 32-bit linux images don't support UEFI-boot. ...keep an eye on this possible issue...

good luck!

-ac

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daca11
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Joined: Tue May 17, 2016 3:04 pm

Tue May 24, 2016 9:29 pm

Thanks for the reply!

I don't care very much about the WiFi as I'm planning to connect it via Ethernet.. The thing that's worrying me is the shutdown issue, because I'm going to use it remotely and it will be awkward if it hangs on when I need to reboot it for some reason...

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RyanLunzen
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Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 2:39 pm

Wed May 25, 2016 2:53 pm

Hello,
Ubuntu Server 16.04 64-Bit works fine with my panda (4GB version). But it seems like the Ethernet port is not probably supported, It does not recognize the Port in the install process. I tried to add the port into /etc/network/interfaces but after a couple minutes of working it`s gone again. :(
Everything else works, exept that the Panda does not shut down completly.

Does anyone have an idea what could be the problem there?

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