Jim Cromie | 6 Jun 03:29 2012
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daily-build 6/05 - cant log in

having just updated desktop to a distro with an up-to-date udev,
Ive finally been able to write a voyage image to CF that boots.
Other attempts always broke at grub stage 1.5 I think ;
it was early enough to not get any error msg

(Ive been using a good image written to an older & smaller CF
back in Nov, 11 - newer udev in new desktop distro deals better
with some obscure flags displayable by udisks iirc)

Login appears to work (no password incorrect msg), but throws me
right back to the prompt. Ssh also doesnt work.
Needless to say, I cant login to see whats going on.

voyage login: root
Password:
Last login: Wed Jun  6 00:52:23 GMT 2012 on ttyS0
Linux voyage 3.2.17-voyage #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon May 14 01:36:16 HKT 2012 i586

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
 __  __
 \ \/ /___ __  __ ___  ___  ___    Useful Commands:
  \  // _ \\ \/ /,-_ |/ _ |/ -_)     remountrw - mount disk as read-write
   \/ \___/ \  / \___,\_  |\___|     remountro - mount disk as read-only
           _/_/        _'_|          remove.docs - remove all docs and manpages
     { V o y a g e } - L i n u x
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Stefanos Vizikidis | 8 Jun 13:10 2012
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Voyage one dropped support

Hi all!


first i would like to say my thanks to the maintainers for the good job.

I have an installed a couple of Voyage One 0.8.0 on PcEngines Alix and i would like to keep updating these appliances.
I was wondering what are the main differences between Voyage and Voyage One and if it is easy to install these packages from Debian repository.

Finally is it possible to upgrade to 0.8.5 directly from 0.8.0 ?

Best,
Stefanos

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Chris Feldhaus | 12 Jun 07:48 2012

Dependency booting and remountro

I was having some problems with dependency booting starting init scripts in incorrect sequence as related to voyage-sync. Specifically, dhclient was able to open its PID and leases files before voyage-sync completed setting up the tmpfs directories and then remountro would fail producing the error " / is busy." I worked around this by disabling dependency-based boot sequencing. Here is the relevant excerpt from Debian's release notes.

http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/i386/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#dependency-boot

2.1.4. Dependency booting

An important improvement in the Debian GNU/Linux boot system is the introduction of dependency-based boot sequencing and parallel boot. This feature is enabled by default in new installs and it will be enabled for upgrades from lenny, if possible.

This feature is enabled through the use of insserv by sysv-rc to order init.d scripts based on their declared dependencies[3]. It has been possible after a sustained effort to adapt all the boot scripts of packages provided in the distribution as well as the boot system itself.

With dependency-based boot sequencing it is also now possible to run the boot system scripts in parallel which can, under most circumstances, improve the speed of the boot process. This feature is enabled by default, in new systems and upgrades, whenever possible. To disable it specify

CONCURRENCY=none

in /etc/default/rcS. For more information on this feature refer to the information available in /usr/share/doc/insserv/README.Debian.
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Rajarajan Rajamani | 12 Jun 16:28 2012
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Serial port on alix 3d3 using /dev/ttyS0

I am trying to use the serial port on the alix 3d3 using voyage 8.5
and am unable to talk to my device (an X10 home automation dongle)
using /dev/ttyS0. I search around and say this posting on the voyage
mailing list.

http://www.mail-archive.com/voyage-linux-59MrfjRBeRo6ThAmvYpkag <at> public.gmane.org/msg02928.html

I would like to know if anyone is able to use the DB9 serial port and
if /dev/ttyS0 is the right device. I checked /etc/inittab and the line
for getty on ttyS0 is commented out. Appreciate any clues.
Ikem Krueger | 13 Jun 01:44 2012

How to disable DMA?

I have an Intel Pentium III with 700 MHz and 512MB RAM.

I installed Voyage Linux 0.8.5.

I need to disable DMA for my harddisks.

Usually I would do that with the boot parameter "libata.force=2:pio2".

That's not applied.

I created "/etc/modprobe.d/libata.conf" and wrote:

options libata force=2:pio2

And updated the initramfs with:

sudo update-initramfs -u

I checked the initramfs and the file is there.

But still not applied.

What am I doing wrong?

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Rajarajan Rajamani | 13 Jun 03:26 2012
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Re: Serial port on alix 3d3 using /dev/ttyS0

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM, Przemysław Matejko
<noctivivans@...> wrote:
> Have you commented out serial console settings inside
> /boot/grub/menu.lst file and remove tty= parameter from kernel command
> line?
> Maybe that causes the problem. Also I think is that good idea to check
> bios settings (I have 2c2, not 3d3, so I'm only guessing).
>
> 2012/6/12 Rajarajan Rajamani <r.rajamani@...>:
>> I am trying to use the serial port on the alix 3d3 using voyage 8.5
>> and am unable to talk to my device (an X10 home automation dongle)
>> using /dev/ttyS0. I search around and say this posting on the voyage
>> mailing list.
>>
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/voyage-linux-59MrfjRBeRo6ThAmvYpkag <at> public.gmane.org/msg02928.html
>>
>> I would like to know if anyone is able to use the DB9 serial port and
>> if /dev/ttyS0 is the right device. I checked /etc/inittab and the line
>> for getty on ttyS0 is commented out. Appreciate any clues.
>>

Yes, I checked /boot/grub/menu.lst and there are no lines having tty=
in the kernel command line.

What I am using is a usb to RS232 connector connected to a laptop via Putty at
9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, Flow xon/xoff.
On the voyage box I have the following output for stty -a -F /dev/ttyS0

speed 9600 baud; rows 0; columns 0; line = 0;
intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = ^?; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>;
eol2 = <undef>; swtch = <undef>; start = ^Q; stop = ^S; susp = ^Z;
rprnt = ^R; werase = ^W; lnext = ^V; flush = ^O; min = 1; time = 0;
-parenb -parodd cs8 hupcl -cstopb cread clocal -crtscts
-ignbrk -brkint -ignpar -parmrk -inpck -istrip -inlcr -igncr icrnl
ixon -ixoff -iuclc -ixany -imaxbel -iutf8
opost -olcuc -ocrnl onlcr -onocr -onlret -ofill -ofdel nl0 cr0 tab0 bs0 vt0 ff0
isig icanon iexten echo echoe echok -echonl -noflsh -xcase -tostop
-echoprt echoctl echoke

I am doing a ls -l > /dev/ttyS0 and am not observing anything on the
putty window.
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RE: How to disable DMA?

libata.dma=0

kernel /vmlinuz root=LABEL=ROOT_FS ${console} ${BOOTARGS} libata.dma=0

give me a good result.

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Objet : [Voyage-linux] How to disable DMA?

I have an Intel Pentium III with 700 MHz and 512MB RAM.

I installed Voyage Linux 0.8.5.

I need to disable DMA for my harddisks.

Usually I would do that with the boot parameter "libata.force=2:pio2".

That's not applied.

I created "/etc/modprobe.d/libata.conf" and wrote:

options libata force=2:pio2

And updated the initramfs with:

sudo update-initramfs -u

I checked the initramfs and the file is there.

But still not applied.

What am I doing wrong?

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Arun Khan | 14 Jun 18:40 2012
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Re: Serial port on alix 3d3 using /dev/ttyS0

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Rajarajan Rajamani
<r.rajamani@...> wrote:
> I am trying to use the serial port on the alix 3d3 using voyage 8.5
> and am unable to talk to my device (an X10 home automation dongle)
> using /dev/ttyS0. I search around and say this posting on the voyage
> mailing list.

Can you confirm that you selected ALIX profile when you created the
Voyage Linux image?

With ALIX profile the grub menu is configured to show up on the
/dev/ttS0 port of the ALIX board.
I have done it on several boards w/o any issues.

> http://www.mail-archive.com/voyage-linux-59MrfjRBeRo6ThAmvYpkag <at> public.gmane.org/msg02928.html
>
> I would like to know if anyone is able to use the DB9 serial port and
> if /dev/ttyS0 is the right device. I checked /etc/inittab and the line
> for getty on ttyS0 is commented out. Appreciate any clues.

/dev/ttyS0 is the console in this case; all output goes to this device.

-- Arun Khan
Rajarajan Rajamani | 14 Jun 18:52 2012
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Re: Serial port on alix 3d3 using /dev/ttyS0

On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Arun Khan <knura9@...> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Rajarajan Rajamani
> <r.rajamani@...> wrote:
>> I am trying to use the serial port on the alix 3d3 using voyage 8.5
>> and am unable to talk to my device (an X10 home automation dongle)
>> using /dev/ttyS0. I search around and say this posting on the voyage
>> mailing list.
>
> Can you confirm that you selected ALIX profile when you created the
> Voyage Linux image?
>
> With ALIX profile the grub menu is configured to show up on the
> /dev/ttS0 port of the ALIX board.
> I have done it on several boards w/o any issues.
>
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/voyage-linux-59MrfjRBeRo6ThAmvYpkag <at> public.gmane.org/msg02928.html
>>
>> I would like to know if anyone is able to use the DB9 serial port and
>> if /dev/ttyS0 is the right device. I checked /etc/inittab and the line
>> for getty on ttyS0 is commented out. Appreciate any clues.
>
> /dev/ttyS0 is the console in this case; all output goes to this device.
>
> -- Arun Khan
>

To my recollection I did chose the ALIX profile when configuring stuff
on the SD.
I'll check it again from home. Since the 3D3 has the VGA port,
I have confirmed that the grub menu did show up on the VGA port. I am
not getting any characters on the serial port.

I also went through the settings on the Award BIOS and did not notice
anything specific regarding the serial port.

Raj
Denis BEURIVE | 14 Jun 19:10 2012
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Is Marvell Sheeva CPU OK for Linux Voyage? Is there a good little motherboard?

Hello,

I am exploring the world of embedded systems. I have developed some software that runs on a desktop computer. Now, I have to put it on a motherboard which I can carry with me.

A co-worker told me about Linux Voyage.

I have found a motherboard that may be good for me:


But I wonder if I can run Linux Vogage on it. The board's CPU is: Marvell Sheeva CPU core 1.2GHz speed.

"Voyage Linux is Debian derived distribution that is best run on a x86 embedded platforms such as PC Engines ALIX/WRAP, Soekris 45xx/48xx/65xx and Atom-based boards."

Marvell Sheeva is not part of the list. So, I guess that Linux Voyage is not working on it.

Am I correct?

If so, do you know a basic motherboard that can run Linux Voyage?
  • Fanless.
  • Low Consumption (this very important).
  • 2 USB.
  • 1 SATA (for SSD).
  • Some way to plug a keyboard (USB or PS/2).
  • Some way to plus a sceen (VGA, for example - even RS232). I don't care about graphics... I don't install any graphical environment.
  • RAM: 512 Mb (minimum). But 1 Gb should be better.
  • CPU 700 MHz (minium).
  • I don't care about network. If the board has network interfaces, it does not hurt. but I don't need it.
  • And, if it is possible, some way to change the SD card where the kernel is stored. 
  • My co-worker told me that you should not write too much on this card. I am testing, and playing... so I may burn it many times. I don't want to change the entire board because the SD card is dead. If I could just install Linux on the SSD it should be easier I guess.

There are so many boards... I look, look and look again. Many boards seem good. But I have no experience and I guess some of you may have a good idea.

Thank you,

Denis
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