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Old 05-03-2020, 01:11 AM   #1
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Can Bodhi 3.2 be update despite EOL


It has been a while since I have used Linux but I think I have the gist of what I am having issues with. Just checking to see if there is a work around that I haven't found.

I am using an old Tablet (Motion Computing LE1600) and because it can't boot off of USB or anything other than CD (no DVDs unfortunately) I had to use the 3.2 image with the intention of updating post install since it is the only image small enough to put on CD.

Come to find, it is failing to update via the ESM.UBUNTU.COM address. Based on searching this is because the base of Ubuntu being used is EOL.

I am fine if this is the case but I am hoping there is another solution to work around this since the only other solutions I can think of I can't do since I don't have old hard drive interfaces or a network image server (yet).

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I have never used Bodhi but it seems to be the best distro for what I am trying to do here and I am just trying to make sure the system is up to date.

For those interested, trying to use Bodhi as a base to send the WACOM interface to my other machine via the network to allow remoting and using this old hardware as a WACOM monitor. If it works, it will be a pretty cheap way to do this. There are instructions out there but they weren't working and are quite dated.

SOLVED: My computer was actually able to do USB boot but in an odd way. Additional solution appears to be boot off the ISO file using GRUB.

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Old 05-04-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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Unfortunately no.

It would probably take some technical know how but one could download the network installer for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Install that and then turn it into Bodhi linux 5.1.
 
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Old 05-04-2020, 11:38 AM   #3
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There is also a way to boot iso images from grub. So you might be able to install bodhi 5.1 that way since I assume you already have grub from bodhi 3, and you could use bodhi 3 to download the bodhi 5.1 iso.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot for example.

It is also possible to put a "boot from usb" option on the grub menu too but that's trickier .

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Old 05-04-2020, 09:32 PM   #4
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i played with grub 2/iso booting a while back and agree it could be used in this situation.
 
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Old 05-05-2020, 08:40 AM   #5
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If you do have bodhi 3.2 installed on your hard drive with Grub2, it should be fairly simple using the instructions in the links in posts 3 & 4 to boot the Bodhi 5.1 iso. Download the Bodhi 5.1 iso while booted to Bodhi 3.2 then use the Bodhi 3.2 CD with the partition manager (GParted?) to shrink your installed system partition to leave unallocated space on which to install 5.1.

The link in post for has an example entry which you can put in the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file of 3.2. You will need to change the set usofile line to the correct and exact name of the iso. The entry in the example shows the iso file as being in the / (root) of the filesystem so if that is not where you download it, you need to change the path. You may also need to change the loopback loop (hd0,1) line as (hd0,1) which is equal to sda1 may not be correct. Since this is hopefully a one time boot, put this menuentry in the /boot/grub/grub/cfg file and do not update-grub. If the install works, you can simply delete that entry on reboot.
 
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Old 05-05-2020, 12:22 PM   #6
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I appreciate all the help. I did find out that the way my BIOS handles USB boot is weird but it is capable of it so I am now on Bodhi 5.2. As for that ISO boot some of you mentioned, that is new to me and I may just format this computer again to give that a try. Could be useful in the future to know about so I will play with it. This is what I love about the Linux ecosystem, there is almost always some way around a problem because it is so open to doing things in unintended or creative ways.

Thanks again for the help.
 
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:46 PM   #7
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Wow, Bodhi 5.2. You're living in the future man, a future that may not even ever happen

<before anyone gets the wrong idea, I'm not implying bodhi is done, I'm implying 5.x is probably done, even if someone finds some critical problem that they have to respin iso for, it'll be 5.11, I doubt they're gunna make a 5.2 as they've already perfected 18.04.4 with 5.1, I assume 6.0 will come with 20.04.x early next year>

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