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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    Ok the time on the poll has run its course and i have started the process of installing ubuntu. I actually used this exact guide last night, got down to the last and seemingly easiest step (copy boot.scr to boot.ini) but i cant find a boot.scr anywhere on the system. Not in the rootfs or bootfs partitions, hell not even in the system folders. Each prior step worked flawlessly so what am i doing wrong?

    The only other portion of that guide that confuses me is it references a rootfs partition without it actually telling me i needed to set one up on the SD card prior to doing starting the install. I did create 2 partitions on my 8GB SD. Both are EXT4's.



    Because the review is based on the hardware and would become entirely too long if I tried to compare OS options within it. Maybe in the Blog Talk page that follows i can go into depths but the review will format will be the igep's potential as a car PC or secondary (specific use) support PC.
    ignore the boot.scr/ini part. it's really unnecessary unless you are planning on changing the default uboot parameters. FYI, it's not anywhere on the system, it's something you create yourself. Also, IIRC, you need a fat32 partition for the kernel and the rootfs partition can be ext3/4/btrfs/etc. I have a script (and I think bugbyte also has the script) that will automagically create the right partitions on an SD card if you would like.
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    Let me know how it goes. This was the part where I couldn't get the igep to boot from the SD card.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    ignore the boot.scr/ini part. it's really unnecessary unless you are planning on changing the default uboot parameters. FYI, it's not anywhere on the system, it's something you create yourself. Also, IIRC, you need a fat32 partition for the kernel and the rootfs partition can be ext3/4/btrfs/etc. I have a script (and I think bugbyte also has the script) that will automagically create the right partitions on an SD card if you would like.
    hey man i'd appreciate that script if you have it handy. sonicxtacy02 at gmail dot com

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    Let me know how it goes. This was the part where I couldn't get the igep to boot from the SD card.
    Will do. I was actually surprised how easily it was all going until that last step through me off, i spent the next 4 hours trying to find this file and figure out why they through the RootFS portion in when the entire article only references BootFS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
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    Thanks Bug. Hopefully i get the IGEP booted tonight!
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    reading the wiki for getting ubuntu 10.10, there are a few things that make me wonder having not tried this particular method. It seems like this wiki wants you to download a pre-built image and dd it directly to your sd card. I'm going to assume that this pre-built image is has the partitions already set up correctly. This means that you may not need that script after all.

    Also interesting is they have you upgrade your x-loader and u-boot firmware on the igep. This makes me kinda nervous, but if it works, it works...

    Finally, this wiki neglects to tell you what the boot.ini should look like if it should look like anything. Serious blunder and one of the unfortunate aspects of wiki's (incomplete information and wild assumptions).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    reading the wiki for getting ubuntu 10.10, there are a few things that make me wonder having not tried this particular method. It seems like this wiki wants you to download a pre-built image and dd it directly to your sd card. I'm going to assume that this pre-built image is has the partitions already set up correctly. This means that you may not need that script after all.

    Also interesting is they have you upgrade your x-loader and u-boot firmware on the igep. This makes me kinda nervous, but if it works, it works...

    Finally, this wiki neglects to tell you what the boot.ini should look like if it should look like anything. Serious blunder and one of the unfortunate aspects of wiki's (incomplete information and wild assumptions).
    I'm just glad its not just me missing something obvious. I didnt THINK that a boot.ini would be neccessary but didnt actually test it with the IGEP. I will give it a go without the script first and if that fails i'll go with the script. Thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    reading the wiki for getting ubuntu 10.10, there are a few things that make me wonder having not tried this particular method. It seems like this wiki wants you to download a pre-built image and dd it directly to your sd card. I'm going to assume that this pre-built image is has the partitions already set up correctly. This means that you may not need that script after all.
    I tried it both ways and it failed. I was only ever able to get Ubuntu on the internal igep flash memory. Never got it to work on the 4gb micro-sd I bought for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    I tried it both ways and it failed. I was only ever able to get Ubuntu on the internal igep flash memory. Never got it to work on the 4gb micro-sd I bought for it.
    Isn't that the way you would want it though? OS on the internal memory..sd card for storage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    Isn't that the way you would want it though? OS on the internal memory..sd card for storage?
    For testing and such, it's probably better to have everything on a cheap SD card than using up writes on the non-replaceable internal flash memory.

    Not to mention, having the OS on flash means that when you b0rk your system, you can just swap out the SD card with a fresh image rather than ripping out your entire install and re-flashing it. That may be easier.

    I actually wanted to get 2 igeps so I could have one for the lab and one for production. I could hack on the lab one until it's "ready" then I could just swap sd's with the sd card slot in the car and keep running.
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