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by Gordon
24 Mar 2020, 10:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Re: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Hi, You should normally not need the kernel sources. Some installations do try to check kernel configuration options though. The warning should go away if you copy the associated files over from `/boot` to the kernel source directory. sh echo "copy the kernel config files to the source dir" cd /usr/...
by Gordon
22 Mar 2020, 12:14
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Re: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Hi beezle, The official policy of Gentoo is that you should always upgrade `portage` first after checking for updates. The automation script `genup`, which is maintained by sakaki- , follows that policy but lately there have been some updates to `portage` that seem to cause a conflict in the depende...
by Gordon
19 Mar 2020, 16:43
Forum: Development
Topic: Debian buster (10) image 1.0 released for B3
Replies: 20
Views: 5068

Re: Debian buster (10) image 1.0 released for B3

I think the main problem with compiling software on the B3 is that the CPU is single core. For some reason this appears to create serious overhead with some processes. For instance, I used to run a python script to access the Evohome (a heating system) web portal and that needed a minimum of 40 seco...
by Gordon
07 Mar 2020, 16:04
Forum: Development
Topic: Debian buster (10) image 1.0 released for B3
Replies: 20
Views: 5068

Re: Debian buster (10) image 1.0 released for B3

Hi Jiri, As Charles explained, it takes quite a bit of effort to make the original GUI work with current Linux OS and the services it aims to support. This is where my main issue with Debian started, as their package manager requires packages to be digitally signed with an approved certificate. As t...
by Gordon
16 Jan 2020, 09:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Re: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Right. Seems I was a bit too thorough reviewing the files in /etc and I wiped the executable bit from the start/stop scripts in /etc/local.d The system should in fact be up, it's just the front led colour not being changed to indicate that it has reached its running state. I'm also noticing now that...
by Gordon
11 Jan 2020, 16:14
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Re: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Yes, you really need serial console access to manipulate the u-boot environment. I actually do have one live system that boots straight from USB, but that's only to overcome the problem that the installed SSD is not recognized by u-boot. The USB really only contains the preboot kernel that allows me...
by Gordon
11 Jan 2020, 14:40
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Re: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Sorry. There was a tiny mix-up with file naming. Should be fine now. PS did you download an earlier release of Bubbagen? Might be interested to know that if you are running an older version you don't actually need to write the image to a USB stick. The new installer allows that you loop mount the un...
by Gordon
09 Jan 2020, 04:25
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: B3 is dead
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Re: B3 is dead

RAID is overrated. A common mistake is that people don't watch the logs and end up running with one of the disks broken for an extended period of time. To really protect your data you need to make backups and you should preferably store these off-site. So no, the disks will not be readable on a Wind...
by Gordon
05 Jan 2020, 16:06
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Hi, I've just released version 1.13 of the Bubbagen live-USB image for B3 on GitHub. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gordonb3/cache/master/Bubba/bubbagen-screenshots.jpg This release fixes a number of installation issues and eases maintenance by Bubbagen owning key portage config files required to...
by Gordon
05 Jan 2020, 15:09
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Trouble with bubbagen live boot
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Re: Trouble with bubbagen live boot

Hi, I fear the problem may be in the Bubbagen bootloader that at least in the openrc version was found to target the harddisk for the kernel instead of the USB stick. I'm currently finishing up on version 1.13 which should be up in about half an hour from now and fixes (amongst other) this issue. Go...
by Gordon
07 Dec 2019, 14:03
Forum: Development
Topic: Re: The server repo.excito.org is down
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: The server repo.excito.org is down

It's also not just the repo site. The update sites are down as well and so is ns1, the primary domain server for the easyfind service.
by Gordon
26 Nov 2019, 02:50
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 8589

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

I'm less worried by cronjob emails as I've configured them to be sent to me rather than b3's root. While I suppose this means that they'll still be stored somewhere in the first partition (likely /var?), at least I would become aware of a growing problem because my email traffic would become tediou...
by Gordon
25 Nov 2019, 17:40
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 8589

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

The apt full-upgrade itself from Stretch worked flawless, but unfortunately it left me a working system without a working printer and a LMS that won't start. I guess it could be fixed quite easy if you play Linux daily, but I don't so I definitely rather consider running a rescue install with Stret...
by Gordon
25 Nov 2019, 17:22
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 8589

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

guyran, it was Gordon who mentioned putting the swap partition close to the start... Correct. I did. Need to note that your system partition seems a bit too tiny. You should take care of logs growing faster than you expect them to do, applications storing data in /var/lib and emails (from cron syst...
by Gordon
18 Nov 2019, 05:02
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Admin account locked out
Replies: 7
Views: 2342

Re: Admin account locked out

I guess this requires some additional explaining. There are four possible methods for using php: command line execution - this is not web accessible as an Apache module - all scripts will be executed as the www/apache user as a dedicated service - this is commonly referred to as FastCGI or FPM metho...