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by Gordon
19 Jul 2020, 14:04
Forum: Development
Topic: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D

Depends on whether you (and he) want to stick to Debian and how much work you want to put into it. I maintain a working port of the original interface that I translate into Gentoo packages. There is no reason why my patches to the original software would not work if you (partially) applied them to r...
by Gordon
10 Jul 2020, 15:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D

If I remember correctly, in the original B3 software literally everything was installed as a dependency of the bubba packages, including ssh and the kernel. Unless you protect at least those two packages you'll effectively brick the B3 software wise. Just out of interest, is there anything specific ...
by Gordon
01 Jul 2020, 06:14
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: B3 as gateway, throughput issues ...
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: B3 as gateway, throughput issues ...

To think that twenty years ago people were happy with 56k (kggggg - kadoing - kadoing - priiiii) :shock: I don't really think it is the age of the B3, more the choices that were made during its design. Considering that the B3 came with Debian Squeeze and this OS was released in 2011, the B3 can't be...
by Gordon
22 Jun 2020, 10:09
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3173

Re: How many B3's out there ?

That is true when changing configuration using tools from the OS. However when you save environment changes or flash a new image from the u-boot CLI in the serial console, there is usually no issue. Correct. I did end up making the required change to the environment using a serial cable (I use the ...
by Gordon
19 Jun 2020, 02:04
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3173

Re: How many B3's out there ?

Charles (MoueTTe on this forum) was working on u-boot several years back, but I don't know whether that was really a success. Attempting to tweak some of its environment settings I found that writing to the internal flash is buggy to say the least and for that reason I have in fact never even dared ...
by Gordon
15 Jun 2020, 12:41
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Old disk is dying, can I get just new disk?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Old disk is dying, can I get just new disk?

Please note that because the B3 is both passively cooled and fully enclosed, any fast spinning disk will self-destruct on account of its own generated heat. The safe choice is either a WD Green or WD Red drive, with the first one requiring to be flashed. Another option is to use an SSD drive but thi...
by Gordon
11 May 2020, 15:22
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3173

Re: How many B3's out there ?

Mine died recently, I suspect it is a hard drive failure. Currently working on replacing the hard drive, got a new one mounted, but are struggling to find a boot image. Latest official image here: http://install.excito.org/latest/b3/ (2012) A selection of more modern operating systems here: https:/...
by Gordon
14 Apr 2020, 04:50
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3173

Re: How many B3's out there ?

TB :oops:
by Gordon
12 Apr 2020, 05:16
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3173

Re: How many B3's out there ?

My dynamic IP has not changed in eight years. You'd probably find a lot more entries if you count the number of IPs checking their IP address. And even then you would not see the ones that are directly connected to the internet and use the DHCP exit method to trigger an easyfind update. I have two u...
by Gordon
06 Apr 2020, 15:59
Forum: Development
Topic: Gentoo live-USB for Bubba|2 updated (Linux 4.9.72 LTS, profile 17.0)
Replies: 2
Views: 7693

Re: Gentoo live-USB for Bubba|2 updated (Linux 4.9.72 LTS, profile 17.0)

Hi Greg, If you like the Bubba front-end, it should install on the B2 as well. The straight forward `old` method to get the packages is to use `layman` to add the overlay. Since you already have a B3 with Bubbagen you can however also rsync the following for the `new` method: 1. /etc/portage/repos.c...
by Gordon
06 Apr 2020, 14:34
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 20
Views: 6180

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

Hmmm.... I definitely need to re-author that bit. At least the command in the code block...
by Gordon
05 Apr 2020, 07:30
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 20
Views: 6180

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

Entering `--nodeps` on the command line is pretty dangerous. In this case it causes portage to select the highest available version which due to the chosen versioning method happens to be the systemd version. Also, the `bindist` USE flag is strictly for me to be able to distribute the software, whic...
by Gordon
03 Apr 2020, 02:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 20
Views: 6180

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

So I installed the Bootable live-USB of Bubba OS on my SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB USB. It successfully loaded on B3 , but did not mount the 3 TB hard drive. That is correct. The Live-USB does not touch your hard drive unless you specifically tell it to (or run install) LED was Green ! Logged in via SS...
by Gordon
24 Mar 2020, 10:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 20
Views: 6180

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: 20
Views: 6180

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...