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dbones
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Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:58 pm

Hey just a quick update

if you add the uefi 32 bit to the Linux usb, it does start to install, in the case of ubuntu 16.0X it will fail to setup the the boot loader, saying it does not have the 32 bit GNU GRUB. (if only it was that simple)

Debian has a multi arch setup, which seems to install ok, but fails to actually boot (not sure why, but it does not help that it is on the v3 version of the linux kernal)

there is a dude, that got Kali Linux to work, which require a bit of poking about.

I was going to give this another go this weekend.

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daca11
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Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:43 pm

Debian 8 is working flawlessly, it shuts down (with poweroff, not halt) and reboots properly!! It also recognizes the ethernet port out of the box.... simply amazing.

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cyphergenetics
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Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:15 pm

Chroot is your friend ;) boot off gparted live cd and mount ext4 to /mnt and "inbuild" panda emmc EFI partition to /mnt/boot/efi then chroot into /mnt.. Honestly tho, i love how linux is able to do all this unlike windows. You be able to multiboot with ease. UEFI and GRUB detects disk by UUID :)

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Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:14 am

been having a tinker and got debian jessie to install using rufus
image can be found here http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/debian-cd ... ch/iso-cd/
to be honest linux hasnt been our priority as we are really trying to build a windows-based community. BUT, it is intended to be a hackable device! so we are happy to experiment with this.

so far got a minimal install, havent had time to check if all hardware functions properly, no gui installed, etc.
advice would be very welcome. as time goes on i expect we can add how to do this to the documentation. if anyone else would like to contribute tutorials this would be cool too. will post more findings as they come...
Enjoy Tinkering with LattePanda ! :lol:

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Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:44 am

Image

running debian with kde. still trying to get drivers going, but a proof of concept. I have added the multiarch image i used to the lattepanda resources list for your pleasure...

cheers!
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Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:56 am

dbones wrote:
getout wrote:Hi dbones,

you will find that the UEFI requires the same bit depth of OS. ie 64bit UEFI will boot 64bit OS etc 2/32 LP may only have a 32bit UEFI?.. Good source for UEFI info:

http://www.rodsbooks.com/linux-uefi/

quote: "you should use a 64-bit distribution on a computer with a 64-bit EFI"

Also, as I've posted above I'm surprised that there is no Legacy BIOS option in the 2/32 LP UEFI. I have also emailed LP and hope to get some assistance with this, if not then I guess the LP will be useless for my Legacy Linux OS install...
I read the link, this may be the case that the UEFI is 32 BIT (if this is true this should have been made explicit).

+1 for legacy boot, or is there is a way to upgrade the bios
apologies for delay in answering

1. LattePanda BIOS uses UEFI boot.
2. As we use different Windows images for two LP version. The BIOS should match the images. So LattePanda 2G/32GB uses 32bit UEFI boot and 4G/64GB uses 64bit UEFI boot.

I will add this info to the main docs as well as per your suggestion.
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Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:08 am

merged all linux topics in to one thread
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daca11
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Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:16 pm

Has anyone managed to install the Intel HD Graphics on Debian 8?

I can't enable 2D and 3D acceleration in Virtualbox because of that and I think my virtualized windows 10 will run less laggy with that enabled.

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Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:45 am

to clarify - are you running a guest vm inside windows on the lattepanda?

did you install guest additions?
https://virtualboxes.org/doc/installing ... on-debian/
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daca11
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Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:44 pm

LattePanda wrote:to clarify - are you running a guest vm inside windows on the lattepanda?

did you install guest additions?
https://virtualboxes.org/doc/installing ... on-debian/
Debian 8 is the host, Windows 10 is the guest OS, and yes, I have guest additions installed. Also Debian 8 is installed without a desktop environment (to be as light as possible).

I have improved the performance by disabling the visual effects and superfetch, prefetch, disk indexation, hibernation and some services like Windows Search and Windows Update (to not update automatically). W10 is usable, but it takes a little longer to open file explorer, a web browser... etc.

In the VirtualBox GUI if I enable 3D acceleration on the settings of the VM and I start it, it shows me the following error:
This VM was configured to use 3D acceleration. However, the 3D support of the host is not working properly and the VM cannot be started. To fix this problem, either fix the host 3D support (update the host graphics driver?) or disable 3D acceleration in the VM settings (VERR_NOT_AVAILABLE).
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