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cubian r4 released
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:33:34 am »
Main feature:
Auto expand rootfs to your fit your SD card at first boot

http://cubian.org/2013/11/12/cubian-r7-for-a10-and-r4-for-a20-released/
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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 07:41:15 am »
Which debian version's repositories used by this image?

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 07:29:58 pm »
Which debian version's repositories used by this image?
wheezy
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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 07:10:16 am »
Great, thank you for all the work.

I can confirm that the A20-image works fine on the Cubietruck too. But as stated: no network.

Would you consider enabling the "bcmdhd" wireless driver in the next A20 build for us cubietrucker's?
So that we can try the wifi. Maybe install "wireless-tools" and "wpasupplicant" too.

I'm new to building arm-kernels, but would the GMAC driver from the ct-v101 kernel branch work with the cubian kernel?
Cubietruck / Patwood 3.4.75-sun7i+ #55 / Debian Jessie

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 02:57:36 am »
a2life ask here http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php/topic,1012.msg6045.html#msg6045
"I am currently running r2.  Do I just do cubian-update or do I need to reinstall?"
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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 03:53:26 am »
Great, thank you for all the work.

I can confirm that the A20-image works fine on the Cubietruck too. But as stated: no network.

Would you consider enabling the "bcmdhd" wireless driver in the next A20 build for us cubietrucker's?
So that we can try the wifi. Maybe install "wireless-tools" and "wpasupplicant" too.

I'm new to building arm-kernels, but would the GMAC driver from the ct-v101 kernel branch work with the cubian kernel?
cubian use the mainline linux which havn't merge this driver yet
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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 03:54:12 am »
a2life ask here http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php/topic,1012.msg6045.html#msg6045
"I am currently running r2.  Do I just do cubian-update or do I need to reinstall?"
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no, cubian-update updates kernel and modules, but not rootfs. reinstall is needed
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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 10:17:50 pm »
a2life ask here http://www.cubieforums.com/index.php/topic,1012.msg6045.html#msg6045
"I am currently running r2.  Do I just do cubian-update or do I need to reinstall?"
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no, cubian-update updates kernel and modules, but not rootfs. reinstall is needed

Come to think of it, it is quite reasonable.  I have already done a sizable changes to files in root fs. you do not want this trashed. As long as Cubian-upate takes care of kernel and lib modules, it's quite alright.

Btw, I tried out ajenti by installing it to my r2.  It works well and this is incredibly powerful web application.  Actually this is almost too convenient.  Terminal interface it provides thru browser interface is actually root terminal, so is the code editor.  Make sure to change the password of the root account as the default is quite obvious. (actually I will be removing root account if possible)

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 01:35:08 am »
Two release in a week : Amazing ! Thank you so much for your work. :D

Few questions :
- Is the auto resize removable or should I run resizefs to custom it ? Because I like to let raw space on SD and SSD as I read it increases the wear levelling efficiency (and obviously add a longevity enhancement)
- As a Web interfaced manager is a possible security breach (it is the case for Webmin) did you add the official Ajenti repository to sources.list ? But maybe they don't provide any ARM branch…
- I use the r2 and I'm curious about what happens in my tty but cubian-update is too much opaque to me comparing to apt-get or aptitude : Do you plan to add a verbose mode of this command ? (sorry if it already has that but I can't access my CB to check the manual nor upgrade for the moment) solved by browsing cubian.org :)
- Since the kernel is updated, is the older kernel kept as a classic Linux distribution or it's simply replaced ?

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 09:16:50 pm »
Two release in a week : Amazing ! Thank you so much for your work. :D

Few questions :
- Is the auto resize removable or should I run resizefs to custom it ? Because I like to let raw space on SD and SSD as I read it increases the wear levelling efficiency (and obviously add a longevity enhancement)
- As a Web interfaced manager is a possible security breach (it is the case for Webmin) did you add the official Ajenti repository to sources.list ? But maybe they don't provide any ARM branch…
- I use the r2 and I'm curious about what happens in my tty but cubian-update is too much opaque to me comparing to apt-get or aptitude : Do you plan to add a verbose mode of this command ? (sorry if it already has that but I can't access my CB to check the manual nor upgrade for the moment) solved by browsing cubian.org :)
- Since the kernel is updated, is the older kernel kept as a classic Linux distribution or it's simply replaced ?
1. the autoresize is a builtin feature, you can find the code at /etc/init.d/cubian-firstrun. You can modify this file to disable the auto resizefs feature before you plug the power. The code is online aslo
https://github.com/mmplayer/fsupdate/blob/base/common/etc/init.d/cubian-firstrun

2.Ajenti is the original one, not modified on r4 and r3. Ajenti repository is included in sources.list. And it's not related to CPU architecture. AFAIK it's written in python and it's cross-platform. Actually, It's works flawlessly on cubian. You can try it out.

3.If you concern on security, I suggest you enable firewall,iptable and change the default username/password and port should be enough.

4.cubian-update does have verbose output try cubian-update -v
« Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 09:19:36 pm by cubieplayer »
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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 02:11:41 pm »
Thank you for the answer !

1/ Great ! Is the upgrade from r2 safe ? I don't have a lot of configuration (mainly the security one that you talk about)
2/ Sorry I'm dumb, I forgot that it's written in Python. I'll test it once I understand the hard way of administration (It's a learning computer to me)
3/ I did all of this :) (I suppose you mean "ssh port")
4/ As I wrote, I saw this in the kernel news, but it's not a bad thing to remind it :)

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 10:11:01 am »
Cubieplayer, Great work! Thank you very much  :D

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 12:08:29 pm »
I also would like to say  thank you very much!
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 12:10:08 pm by mkendi »

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2013, 06:32:35 am »
hello cubieplayer

I'm actually downloading this release with a bad wifi connection and I wanted to know what's the MD5 print of the archive ? I don't know if it's necessary with a 7z file but I just want to be sure that the image wont be corrupted.
thx

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Re: cubian r4 released
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2013, 08:56:55 am »
On "Cubian r5 for A10 and r2 for a20 released" I could read, that SPI is now enabled.
http://cubian.org/2013/09/06/cubian-r5-for-a10-and-r2-for-a20-released/

But in this release there is no SPI.
Did I misunderstand this notification, or do I look in the wrong place? Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 10:41:57 am by mkendi »