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wattOS R10 / Best way to upgrade from R9 to R10???
« Last post by Mike W on Today at 02:10:39 AM »
Allow me to apologize, up front, if this has already been posted in the forums. I searched but could not find the answer, so kindly point me in the right direction, if this is a repeat question.

I have an Asus Eee PC 1000H netbook that’s running 32-bit wattOS R9 comfortably. R9 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which will reach end-of-life in April 2019. Last year, I downloaded R10 and played around with the Live CD. It ran a bit sluggish compared to the R9 Live CD. Not sure if that’s because 16.04 is more demanding on my old hardware…or maybe it was my CD-DVD player. Regardless of the reason, I decided not to install R10.

Fast forward to a couple of days ago. I received a pop-up window asking if I wanted to upgrade 14.04 to 16.04 LTS. I know that some distros highly discourage upgrading and recommend a fresh install instead. Since wattOS is not pure Ubuntu, I’m wondering if it would be okay to run the upgrade tool or if that’s a big no-no. If it’s okay to upgrade, will I end up with the same thing as the R10 distro?

On the one hand, since R10 ran a bit sluggish as a Live CD, I’m thinking it might actually be better to do an upgrade, rather than a fresh install, since R9—and thus the core packages—are already installed on the hard drive. On the other hand, since wattOS is not pure Ubuntu, maybe the only way to get to R10 is a fresh install. I have no idea. :-\

I’m still on the fence, anyway, as to whether I want to move to R10 or keep running R9 until April 2019. It would be nice to go ahead and take advantage of the longer support period offered by 16.04 LTS, but I don’t to want to screw up my system if 16.04 really is too heavy for the hardware.

Here are the Asus 1000H netbook specs:
•   Intel Atom N270 (1.6GHz, 512KB cache)
•   2GB DDR2-400 SO-DIMM
•   80GB 5400RPM 2.5” SATA Hard Drive
•   Intel GMA950 Integrated Graphics
•   10” WSVGA 1024×600 LED-backlit screen, 1.3MP webcam
•   Atheros wireless 802.11b/g/n mini PCI-Express card, integrated Bluetooth 2.0
•   3 USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 ethernet jack, MMC/SD card reader, mic in, headphone out, VGA out, Kensington lock slot
•   6-cell 6600mAh battery (Asus claims 7.5hr. battery life)
•   Dimensions: 10.5”x7.5”x1.5”, 3.2lbs. with battery[/size]
General Discussion / System usage of browsers' videos
« Last post by wattoslove on August 20, 2017, 06:41:42 PM »

(Google translate)
I have tested the scanners on the same site and with the same video.

The hardware information that I have tested the system usage of the scanners.
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Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4)
Desktop: Openbox 3.5.2 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8 
System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc5700 Small Form Factor
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0A60h
Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 786E2 v02.04 date: 04/13/2007 
Dual core Intel Core2 6300 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7448
Clock Speeds: 1: 1596 MHz 2: 1596 MHz 
Card: Intel 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: intel
Resolution: 1440x900@75.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965Q
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64 
Card: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 3f:00.0
IF: eth1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (6.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3160815AS size: 160.0GB 
ID-1: / size: 51G used: 9.8G (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Processes: 134 Uptime: 1:32 Memory: 550.8/2002.0MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28

Test Result Table

General Discussion / Re: USB Install Hangs- Resolved, kinda
« Last post by diego on July 29, 2017, 03:03:42 PM »
Issue Resolved, although I'm not sure why.

I did two things differently, so I'm not sure which resolved the issue.
1) I re-imaged the USB (third time) using a laptop with Debian installed.
2) I did Not select to have my /home folder encrypted.

I'm inclined to believe that the /home encryption was the problem, as the installer hung during creation of user. Furthermore, the prior USB images seemed to work as live distributions, and both hung at exactly the same point of installation.

General Discussion / USB Install Hangs
« Last post by diego on July 29, 2017, 04:14:29 AM »
I want to love this distro- very nice from live image with no cruft.
Problem is, I cannot get the install to get beyond "creating user home" or some such thing. It just hangs and that's that. I made the original USB using UNetBootin on a mac. There are some incompatibilities with other distributions using that, so I re-imaged the USB drive using command line dd tools. Both USB images booted fine, and I have No proprietary hardware on my libre x200.
Anybody got any ideas? I've been distro-hopping a bit lately, so I've done many installs and never with a problem like this.

Trying the "micro" i3 edition, I have not downloaded the other. md5 sums are ok.
Feedback and Suggestions / Re: Two assumptions about hardware users may not have
« Last post by cheiron on July 24, 2017, 04:16:13 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions folks.

Microwatt, as you may or may not know, is still an experimental version of WattOS which has enabled us to do stuff we couldnt with the full fat version so there are bound to be niggles and bugs here and there. Without these feedbacks and suggestions, we could never have gone forward and as successfully as we have over the years without your , the public's, help :)

Stay tuned for more updates and stuff as they occur and keep these feedbacks coming in
Feedback and Suggestions / Re: Two assumptions about hardware users may not have
« Last post by PLxxx on July 24, 2017, 10:31:29 AM »
I second that. I have an X200 which has a Windows-Key, so I don't have this issue, but I have the same issue with the mouse wheel controlling sound volume. The sound keys of the Thinkpad also don't work, which would make the issue about the mouse wheel controlling the sound volume obsolete. They worked fine on Debian Jessie, though.

Apart from this and other little issues, I must say that I quite like wattOS (Microwatt) and I will probably stay with it if I can fix the few issues I have with it.

wattOS R10 / Re: boot the iso file from the hdd - grub parameters
« Last post by Peterle on July 22, 2017, 09:09:40 AM »
So, is  there no way of booting WattOS R10 from an ISO stored in a HDD partition, using a regular grub entry?
wattOS R10 / Re: boot the iso file from the hdd - grub parameters
« Last post by Peterle on July 17, 2017, 07:09:09 PM »
I use sda2, then (hd0,2),

I need an entry like this:

menuentry "Try wattOS-R10-32bit without installing" {
    set isofile="/ISOS/wattOS-R10-32.iso"
    loopback loop (hd0,2)$isofile
   linux   (loop)/casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=${isofile} quiet splash --
   initrd   (loop)/casper/initrd.gz
wattOS R10 / Re: boot the iso file from the hdd - grub parameters
« Last post by leenie on July 16, 2017, 04:00:49 PM »
I forgot to ask, what are specs of your PC? I usually boot from usb with unetbootin. Also I keep my iso collection on a slaved hard drive. Do you have separate partition set up for your isos?
wattOS R10 / Re: boot the iso file from the hdd - grub parameters
« Last post by Peterle on July 16, 2017, 09:17:16 AM »
Yes, I saw this, but it is of little use in a live system since I would have to unplug the mouse. Rebuilding the iso file would be a better option.
The main problem, though, is the lack of information regarding the possibility to boot the iso from grub.

It works only with a wattos or mint live dvd inside the /dev/sr0  (the cdrom) .

In fact, the process keep seeking for the /dev/sr0 and seems to be happy even with a mint live dvd.

I need a parameter that tells grub what to do with /dev/sr0.
A light distro needs to be bootable from the iso file, possibly along with a persistence file, and a sort of 'remastersys' like puppy linux does.
No virtualbox involved.

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