Some people have shown an interest in following the last steps of the development of Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1. (I hope) this is just hours before the release.
Why isn’t it done yet? My development machine is a Apple Macbook Pro running windows. I thought running Ubuntu (for Ubuntu Eee development) in VMware would work flawlessly, but I was wrong. Now I’m ready for the last build (I have done quite a lot of Ubuntu Eee builds for myself to get it just right) with a fresh Ubuntu installation.
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Been working for 9 hours straight. I’m done for today. I’ve completed a lot of what I had in mind so I should be able to complete Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 on Sunday. Thanks everyone for following, thanks for your supportive comments and thanks for you feedback!
2 hours since last update – sorry about that! For the last half hour I’ve been disconnected because of my crappy internet provicer. Here’s a screenshot just to get you all fired up:
That’s soon to be Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 with Flash 10 with webcam support on pages like Facebook, Netbook remix, awesome kernel by Adam and so on
Now I have to fix the panels. There should only be one, and it should be on the top. Next I will try to add stuff to the favorites menu. Or just have the installer autostart..
We’re on! Apparently adding all_generic_ide to the boot line fixes the problem because of some bug. The customization continues!
The only place where I don’t follow the tutorial for changing kernel correctly is where I’m support to do:
mv edit/initrd.gz extract-cd/casper/
But I don’t have the rights to do that
mv: try to overwrite `extract-cd/casper/initrd.gz’, overriding mode 0644 (rw-r–r–)? y
mv: cannot move `edit/initrd.gz’ to `extract-cd/casper/initrd.gz’: Permission denied
So I sudo it. Maybe that’s the problem?
I’m back home and have taken out the garbage. My girlfriend has made me some coffee. I hope I get in contact with Adam soon. He’s the one with the brains in this project. I’m just the one stuffing it together and taking the credit.
Please take a look on this screenshot. This is what happens when starting the regular Ubuntu 8.04 ISO.
19 seconds in an error occurs: end_request: I/O…
When using Adam’s kernel, this error is printed about 20 times, the boot stops and BusyBox appears.
I’ve googled around and found that the two essential kernel modules for booting a livecd is squashfs and unionfs.
I can’t help noticing that what should come after the end_request error is Registering unionfs 1.4
I think (hope) maybe this is the problem.. So – what to do…
Now at the library (so you won’t find me now, Pete!). I will now customize the regular Ubuntu iso, but don’t do any changes and see if it runs in QEMU and VirtualBox. This is to see if the problem is with the applications or with me.
I’m now trying to use QEMU instead of VirtualBox to test the ISOs. I still end up with BusyBox, but I get different error messages. Weird… They’re closing here, so I have to move. I’ll be right back ;)
Never any help to get on #ubuntu. Got myself a coffee. Now looking into using the old kernel which worked and see if it’s possible to just upgrade to the new one.
Trying to get help on IRC. Probably without luck..
Squashfs and unionfs are the relevant modules. Just checked if they’re there in the new kernel, and they are. The troubleshooting continues… When I’ve got this working the rest of the of the customization should be applied pretty swiftly. I’ve got them ready to go :)
Hungry. Eating a salad
Changed to newest update on the top – guess that’s more logical. Apparently castper.log is suppost to tell me what’s wrong. Let’s take a look
/init: /init: 1: cannot open /dev/fd0: No such file
That didn’t really help me. Let’s see if google can help me
Not working – frustrated out of my mind!
Now trying again with the kernels changed (from regular to Adam’s).
Extracting a fresh version of the iso to start over. I was afraid a needed a new installation as well for a second there. Typed a command that deletes everything and wasn’t sure I did it in the correct directory. I typed this to remove the broken build:
sudo rm -R *
sudo means: do stuff your normal user normally can’t do
rm means: remove
-R means: continue reacuravly through the directories. Don’t stop
* means: everything
Ran into the regular problem: getting the livecd to use Adam’s kernel. When I boot it, I just get BusyBox initramfs. One more try. I think the problem is that I removed the regular kernel before installing Adam’s.
I’m at one of the computer rooms at Blindern, the University of Oslo. First job is removing the regular kernel and getting Adam’s kernel in.