Free Ekanayaka | 24 Dec 19:35 2008

64 Studio 3.0 Alpha - Christmas release

Hi,

here's a small Christmas gift for the 64 Studio community :)

As you all probably know Debian/lenny has been delayed and it is not
yet clear when it will be released (it was initially scheduled for
September 2008). Practically this means that we can't set any schedule
for a lenny-based 64 Studio 3.0.

So we decided to change a bit the plan and start working on an
Ubuntu/hardy-based 64 Studio 3.0, which is a platform we already
deploy for several projects and known to be stable.

For the braves of you here follows some instructions about how to
upgrade from 64 Studio 2.1 to the developing branch of 64 Studio
3.0. Please keep in mind that all this is still in alpha stage, but
should be already pretty usable.

Last but not least, please note that the procedure below has been
tested on the i386 version only. The amd64 version was not tested,
but reports are welcome.

Merry Christmas and happy testing to everybody.

Ciao!

Free

============= 2.1 -> 3.0alpha upgrade instructions =====================

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dave | 25 Dec 19:00 2008

Re: [64studio-devel] 64 Studio 3.0 Alpha - Christmas release

Free Ekanayaka wrote:

> Hi,
>
> here's a small Christmas gift for the 64 Studio community :)
>
> As you all probably know Debian/lenny has been delayed and it is not
> yet clear when it will be released (it was initially scheduled for
> September 2008). Practically this means that we can't set any schedule
> for a lenny-based 64 Studio 3.0.
>
> So we decided to change a bit the plan and start working on an
> Ubuntu/hardy-based 64 Studio 3.0, which is a platform we already
> deploy for several projects and known to be stable.
>
> For the braves of you here follows some instructions about how to
> upgrade from 64 Studio 2.1 to the developing branch of 64 Studio
> 3.0. Please keep in mind that all this is still in alpha stage, but
> should be already pretty usable.
>
> Last but not least, please note that the procedure below has been
> tested on the i386 version only. The amd64 version was not tested,
> but reports are welcome.
>
> Merry Christmas and happy testing to everybody.
>
> Ciao!
>
> Free
>
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dave | 28 Dec 16:00 2008

Re: 64 Studio 3.0 Alpha - Christmas release

dave wrote:

> Free Ekanayaka wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> here's a small Christmas gift for the 64 Studio community :)
>>
>> As you all probably know Debian/lenny has been delayed and it is not
>> yet clear when it will be released (it was initially scheduled for
>> September 2008). Practically this means that we can't set any schedule
>> for a lenny-based 64 Studio 3.0.
>>
>> So we decided to change a bit the plan and start working on an
>> Ubuntu/hardy-based 64 Studio 3.0, which is a platform we already
>> deploy for several projects and known to be stable.
>>
>> For the braves of you here follows some instructions about how to
>> upgrade from 64 Studio 2.1 to the developing branch of 64 Studio
>> 3.0. Please keep in mind that all this is still in alpha stage, but
>> should be already pretty usable.
>>
>> Last but not least, please note that the procedure below has been
>> tested on the i386 version only. The amd64 version was not tested,
>> but reports are welcome.
>>
>> Merry Christmas and happy testing to everybody.
>>
>> Ciao!
>>
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Quentin Harley | 30 Dec 23:30 2008

Re: 64 Studio 3.0 Alpha - Christmas release

Free Ekanayaka wrote:
> Hi,
>
> here's a small Christmas gift for the 64 Studio community :)
>   

Hi Free,

Tested on 64bit (with Dave's extra tweaks) and it works fine...  Just 
need a couple of package tweaks IMHO

   1. 64studio package needs some modified dependencies
          * Ubuntu uses Firefox and Thunderbird - both uninstallable
            without losing the 64 Studio package.  Iceweasel is only at
            version 2.
          * Meterbridge is not installable
   2. Jackd is not available?  jackmp dummy?  Latest 0.116 or higher
      would be nice as an option
   3. 64 Studio boot splash screen is immobile - Time for a new one that
      gives more information while booting, ie. hard drive checking
      indicated
   4. Ubuntu takes over the gnome "Foot" icon.  Is it possible to have a
      "64 Studio" icon (for instance the big 64) in it's place
   5. The Gnome menu is in a bit of a state after the upgrade... 64
      Studio style clean menu possible?

Thanks for the efforts

PS:  To get you codecs back you have to install 
"ubuntu-restricted-packages".  You will then be able to play XVID, DIVX etc.
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Dave Phillips | 31 Dec 13:08 2008

2.1 installation fails, can't find CD drive

Greetings,

I'd like to install 64 Studio 2.1 (i386) on my notebook to replace 
Ubuntu 8.10. Alas, the installation fails with an error message that 
says it can't find a valid CD drive. The notebook includes a Lightscribe 
drive that Ubuntu identifies as /dev/sda, so I assume it's a SCSI (or 
emulated SCSI) drive. So, what can I do to force the installer to see 
the disc drive ?

Btw, if I can install 2.1 on the machine I plan to test the upgrade to 
3.0. At this time I need the Lightscribe apps, so I'm stuck with an i386 
installation for the moment.

Best,

dp
Dave Phillips | 31 Dec 13:31 2008

Re: 2.1 installation fails, can't find CD drive

Dave Phillips wrote:
>
> ... the installation fails with an error message that says it can't 
> find a valid CD drive. The notebook includes a Lightscribe drive that 
> Ubuntu identifies as /dev/sda, so I assume it's a SCSI (or emulated 
> SCSI) drive. So, what can I do to force the installer to see the disc 
> drive ? 

My bad, sorry. K3B identifies the drive as a TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633L on 
/dev/scd0.

HTH,

dp
Quentin Harley | 31 Dec 20:44 2008

Re: 64 Studio 3.0 Alpha - Christmas release

Free Ekanayaka wrote:
> Merry Christmas and happy testing to everybody.
>   

One failure report so far...

http://www.64studio.com/node/877#comment-3598

Cheers,
Q

Gmane