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Old 05-09-2020, 01:35 PM   #1
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sbc eeupdater df out of memory/disk


Hello linux Bodhi community,

If someone can help me on this problem :

I've just tryed to install bodhi OS for the first time on a sd card for a single board computer.

I try to launch midori web browser but received this error:
"Midori stopped running unexpectedly."

I investigate and try to update the system with eedater and it look like that my system is running out of memory in the process of updating. The SD card is a 30G so there is theorically no problem since the required archive need 335MB.

df -h give something like that :
"
...
/dev/mmcblk2pl 30G 1.8G 29G 6% /rofs
/cow 1.1G 868M 157M 85% /
...
"
So it look like that my system is mounted on a cow partition/disk that only have 1.1G (157M).

How can I use my sd card that is probably /dev/mmcblk2pl to have more memory on my system partition (cow)?

I hope that I am clear in my explanation. If you need more info, let me know.

Best
 
Old 05-09-2020, 03:55 PM   #2
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Hello linux Bodhi community,

I try to launch midori web browser but received this error:
"Midori stopped running unexpectedly."
Midori is still quite buggy and unreliable, so this does not surprise me. Use another browser, like epiphany-browser.



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I investigate and try to update the system with eedater
It's basically broken, don't use that updater.


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How can I use my sd card that is probably /dev/mmcblk2pl to have more memory on my system partition (cow)?
You'll have to manually partition the storage during the installation process.

Last edited by Ahen; 05-09-2020 at 03:59 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2020, 04:45 PM   #3
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Hello Ahen,

thanks for your reply.

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Midori is still quite buggy and unreliable, so this does not surprise me. Use another browser, like epiphany-browser.
It's basically broken, don't use that updater.
It surprise me that default software provided with the os particuliary the updater is wether unreliable or broken. What do we
use to update in this case ?

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You'll have to manually partition the storage during the installation process.
There is probably a way to change the partition after the installation process if the two 'partition' are on the same 'disk'
witch I'm not sure how to validate this.
 
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:24 AM   #4
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sbc eeupdater df out of memory/disk

Buggy sw was one of the many reasons why we released Bodhi Linux 5.1. You apparently installed older Bodhi release on your machine. I strongly recommend installing the current one.

Stefan

Last edited by the_waiter; 05-10-2020 at 01:23 AM.
 
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:43 AM   #5
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There is probably a way to change the partition after the installation process if the two 'partition' are on the same 'disk'
witch I'm not sure how to validate this.
Gparted. You could boot the the bodhi iso then use gparted to resize partitions.

But I agree with the waiter, just start over with bodhi 5.1 and use the whole disk.

Last edited by enigma9o7; 05-10-2020 at 09:44 AM.
 
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Old 05-10-2020, 12:47 PM   #6
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It surprise me that default software provided with the os particuliary the updater is wether unreliable or broken. What do we
use to update in this case ?


...
As Stefan notes: you should probably update to Bodhi Linux 5.1. eepdater has been removed. The 'official' way to update is using the terminal command apt. Once can also install and use mintupdate. Or use (install if needed) synaptic, it can also do updates.

As to why eepDater is included with older versions of Bodhi, Jeff made the previous ISOs for BL. BL 5.1 is the first one I made. For the record here Jeff adding eepDater to Bodhi linux was an EXPERIMENT. Bodhi originally did not have any update software other than apt and sometimes synaptic. Bodhi linux was Jeffs project and he still has a role in its future. In a conversation with me Jeff once referred to Bodhi as a hobbyist distro, meaning work on it was a hobby for the people doing the work. Bodhi is a take it or leave Distro, it is what it is. When Jeff first started adding eepDater to Bodhi the various issues with the software were unknown. As they became apparent Jeff made several attempts to fix them. Hardly anyone if anyone else worked on eepDater. It is software I don't use nor need and to truly fix it would require some heroic time consuming programming on my part. I frankly lack the time and interest. When I build the iso for Bodhi Linux 5.1 i removed it and I also added the update manager from Mint linux to our repos as that was requested elsewhere on this forum. I looked at it and I like it. Works well with Bodhi. In the future I will prob make it more suited to Bodhi. I may or may not get back to trying to fix eepDater. If anyone else wants to try to fix it, patches accepted. If you are unsure exactly what needs done to fix it contact me I will tell you all about it. For the record it is my intention to avoid buggy or alpha quality software being installed by default in the future. And while we am really not getting paid for this work and it is a 'hobby' for us, I don't really view it is a hobbyist distro. I want it to be professionally put together and maintained.
 
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:00 PM   #7
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your answers.

So according to them, I try to get the new version of Bodhi (V5.1) and install it on a sd card with yumi as I've done with the previous bodhi os used (v5.0). Two version was tested (standard and app pack). Same behavior observed:

With the previous version, the os was starting directly when the sbc boot. With the new version I felt in the shell command prompt.

I specified manually all the different efi available in the sd card in the bodhi directory. With each of them I felt in the grub.

So I try to set up manually the booting of the os in the grub:

Code:
grub> root=(hd0,msdos1)
grub> linux .../vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1
grub> initrd /initrd.lz
boot
I've got that warning : ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist . Dropping to a shell .

Now I'm pretty out of league to solve all my issue:
1. Why the Bodhi/linux boot is not takken in account in hardware bootloader ?
2. Why the grub don't provide me the option to start the os and felt directly on the grub ?
3. Why on the boot process the sda1 disapear ?

Hope you have some clue about all my problems.
Thanks.
 
Old 05-14-2020, 03:40 PM   #8
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As you are creating an embedded linux system, won't you need to use u-boot? Does the machine have a built in boot loader-loader? What is the machine?

Here's one set of instructions (machine is an Overo for this case): https://embeddedlinuz.wordpress.com/...dmicrosd-card/


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I've got that warning : ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist . Dropping to a shell .
I doubt that your SD card is /dev/sda1, so this is not surprising.
 
Old 05-19-2020, 01:08 PM   #9
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Hi Ahen,

Thanks for your reply and sorry for my delay to answer.

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Does the machine have a built in boot loader-loader?
Yes. I have several options from the boot-loader (continue, boot manager,device manager, boot maintenance manager). When I continue, I felt in the UEFI interactive shell v2.2.

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What is the machine?
minnowboard (intel atom e3845 1.9ghz 2048mb)

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As you are creating an embedded linux system, won't you need to use u-boot?
I'm trying to launch a linux distro from the boot-loader.

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I doubt that your SD card is /dev/sda1, so this is not surprising.
You are probably right. It is a copy and paste of an example that I find. I don't know how to determine the good file in the grub.

Since I don't know if it is a question of the new linux distro and version, I try with others linux distro (lubuntu and slax). Same behavior. So I think at this point that I've done something the first time that I didn't do this time.

In the boot-loader I have an option to boot from file. In this option I get the repertory of my sd card. In the file explorer I have this folders:
Code:
menu
ISOS
Lubuntu...
slax-64...
slax-32...
(yes, I removed temporary bodhi)

If I try to go on the lubuntu folder, the repertory detail is :
Code:
 yumi
.disk
EFI
boot
casper
dists
install
isolinux
pics
pool
presseed
If I go to the EFI, only place where I can launch something, I have this :
Code:
bootx64.efi
grubx64.efi
mmx64.efi
Both boot and grub make me felt in the grub interface. Prior to that I see text that can be error but they appear to fast to be seen.

If I try to do it manually in the grub with what I have in the file /multiboot/lubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64/boot/grub/grub.cfg,

I've got an error
Code:
(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system
So we are far from the initial problem but this is where I am.

Hope that you can still help me
 
Old 05-19-2020, 06:20 PM   #10
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Have you seen these instructions: https://elinux.org/Minnowboard:Minno..._Desktop_AMD64
 
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Old 05-20-2020, 12:05 AM   #11
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Cool

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Well Ahen, thanks.

This point me out, on the instruction example, that all the os files tree are on the root repertory of the sd card. So I try to move all the files of a distro in the root and launch the grubx64.efi of this distro and it work.

This is coherent with the error that I wasn t able to see. I finally see it by filming the boot and look at the frame(probably a more efficient way ). The error was stating "file \boot not found"

So lubuntu work. I shall try tomorrow budhi in order to close the loop of this problem.😁
 
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