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vzool
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Wed May 25, 2016 5:55 pm

RyanLunzen wrote: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?
Hey guys,
I recommend to you that you install ArchLinux.
Because, I already installed it to be a server, I did boot just fine from USB and install all things even network worked nicely out of the box.
The Only Problem I face the boot from installed OS on eMMC.
I don't know how can I make it boot, it does need a 100MB vFat partition or what?

Thanks

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dbones
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Wed May 25, 2016 10:42 pm

hi

@acasta

I tried the tool you mentioned, no dice. :(

I downloaded the a number of ISOs and re-downloaded the ones i had already tried (all of them 64 bit versions, unbuntu server and desktop, lububtu and rancheros), to ensure i did not have a currupt version.

could it be my usb Sticks (I tried a 3rd panda, this seems a bit suspect), and also tried another USB power Supply.

I also made the image on another computer to rule our my main laptop (trying anything which could be the common denominator)

Any further thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

(@lattepanda team, is there anything we should be made aware of around setting up boot-able usb images)

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Bruno
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Wed May 25, 2016 11:38 pm

acasta wrote:
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
Multi-arch worked fine, thanks, i installed Ubuntu 32 bits on a 32/2 Lattepanda using boot and ufi folders from Debian multi-arch install disk.

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dbones
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Thu May 26, 2016 12:15 am

@bruno, good to hear the 32bit ver worked, however I require the 64bit versions.


@all/anyone I have the LP with 2gb Ram and 32Gb memory. The CPU is 64 bit, is there something else which makes this not able to run 64 bit OS's?

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acasta
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Thu May 26, 2016 7:57 am

@dbones:
why do you need 64bit-versions? i have to admitt, that i didn't yet have a look at the actual cpu specs, but the fact, that the 2GB/32GB-LP comes with windows 32bit, seems to be hinting, that 32bit-linux is the way to go.

@bruno:
glad to hear it works! did you run into any further problems (e.g. wifi/ethernet not recognized, freeze on shutdown, etc.)?


-ac

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Bruno
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Thu May 26, 2016 5:25 pm

acasta wrote: @bruno:
glad to hear it works! did you run into any further problems (e.g. wifi/ethernet not recognized, freeze on shutdown, etc.)?
Ethernet works, but wifi didn't, my board was freezing, i fix that with attaching a heat sink with fan and installing Intel gma graphics driver, shutdown doesn't work on Ubuntu, on Debian, at least from shell prompt, shutdown worked fine.

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acasta
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Thu May 26, 2016 9:43 pm

Bruno wrote:(...) on Debian, at least from shell prompt, shutdown worked fine.
Wow, thanks for this hint! Will be useful when using the LP as server.


-ac

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acasta
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Thu May 26, 2016 9:45 pm

Hey, daca11,
it seems, we have a solution for the shutdown problem: use debian.
see here


-ac

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zsy_00000
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Fri May 27, 2016 9:04 am

Well, as this Lattepanda is using an UEFI booting method, you need to find the right version of Linux for your device.

For a 2G/32G LP, it has a x86 version of UEFI and support by Debian (the only version I know for now). you can download from this site:
https://www.debian.org/distrib/
and find 32-bit PC version.

For a 4G/64G LP, since it's using a 64bit UEFI Firmware, any Linux x64 version should do it. Make sure you are downloading the x64(AMD64) version for it.

And don't even try to use a 64-bit UEFI to boot a 32-bit system, or likely, boot a 64-bit system using a 32-bit UEFI.

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getout
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Fri May 27, 2016 11:01 pm

Does the LP not support "Legacy Bios" mode? I've got a 2/32 and I can't see anywhere to change UEFI settings so I can install a custom Linux OS under BIOS mode? Does the LP UEFI have a CSM?.....
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