Converting Ubuntu Hardy to 64 Studio

  • ttoine
Posted: Fri, 05/22/2009 - 22:22
Hey, Following the idea of Tapani who did a howto on converting a Linux Mint 5 installation to 64 Studio, I am about to write the same for a Ubuntu Hardy base (standard, not Studio branch) My aim is to provide an easy way to install for those who don't have success with the 64 Studio beta 3 installation cd iso, and of course, to help the people coming from Ubuntu (Studio or not) to switch to 64 Studio. I think I can handle most of the tasks, from changing repositories to list of packages to install. I just have a question about dist upgrade. From a Ubuntu Hardy install, is it necessary to do it? Is there an interest to not dist upgrade? I need some lights on that point, and I am pretty sure some of you may have some good points on the subjects. Thanks in advance for your answers, Toine

So, Just to let some news,

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Thu, 06/04/2009 - 18:09
So, Just to let some news, I am testing a lot stuff with 64 Studio beta 3 at the moment. Using Ubuntu repositories ans Launchpad ppa's, it is possible to have latest version of LMMS, OOo, VLC with jack module, and Gstreamer. Ubuntu Studio Menu is an interesting stuff too when you install too much audio and video apps. And Medibuntu.org provide all restricted codecs and libdvdcss. So my aim is to write a how to to get all of this, and if possible a script to automatize it after a live cd install. I let you know. Toine

I currently have a separate

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Mon, 05/25/2009 - 20:23
I currently have a separate /boot partition. And both Ubuntu and Mint installer erase the content of /boot, so I loose my different system. During installation, I just noticed that I have a message about that, something like "the partition /boot will not be formated, but the content will be erased by the installer, so please save your important data". I am very surprised because in the past it was automatically well configured. On my laptop, Windows is in Grub and I don't have anything special to do. Perhaps having a separate /boot is not the best solution nowadays ? What would you suggest you guys who know well the problem of having different installations? Toine

Same error with Hardy

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Sat, 05/23/2009 - 23:28
Same error with Hardy 64bits Without distupgrading, some packages are not available in repositories, that's why I would have some lights on the subjects by someone who know well. I did a session from 4pm to midnight on the workstation, I only have a crash of Ardour whan adding some effects (plate reverb), but no work lost. 4 tracks (2 guitars, bass, voice), 2,67ms of latency at 48khz, no x-runs during the session. Great. The only pad things is that 64 Studio and Hardy miss a good multimedia player that work. Audacious crash when connecting to jackd, and some other applications are not packaged for jackd because of Ubuntu packaging management. If some one have an idea, I'll take it. An other point I would like to see, is how I can have two Linux installation with choice in Grub. Currently, a new installation of Ubuntu or Mint delete my /boot partition content and I can not start the other installation anymore. So, again, I'll take any good idea, so I can add this on the howto. I'll make some other reports and question here before writing the tutorial, as I am a bit disapointed by two or three things. Toine

Super Grub

  • t_sysimetsa
  • 06/13/08
  • Sun, 05/24/2009 - 15:49
How about trying Super Grub rescue disk? It has often saved me from a headache. http://www.supergrubdisk.org

Grub

  • t_sysimetsa
  • 06/13/08
  • Mon, 05/25/2009 - 11:04
Hi Toine, I have not had problems with Mint installer finding my 3 other systems and updating grub accordingly. How about finding the menu.lst file of the other system (if it used grub) and copy-pasting necessary lines to Mint/Ubuntu's /boot/grub/menu.lst? If you install Mint or Ubuntu on it's own partition, it should by no means delete anything from other systems (unless you command so). But if you have found a bug there, maybe it's best to file a report to Ubuntu/Mint developers? EDIT: If you mean that graphic Ubuntu installer does not give the opportunity to leave MBR untouched, wouldn't the option be provided in Ubuntu alternate installer?

i am verry interested in

  • capoeira
  • 05/01/09
  • Fri, 05/22/2009 - 23:14
i am verry interested in this as i plan to install hardy mini and convert to 64studio

Ugprade

  • t_sysimetsa
  • 06/13/08
  • Sun, 05/24/2009 - 10:23
EDIT: Dist-upgrade IS needed! EDIT: The HowTo for Mint 5 is here, should work with Ubuntu 8.04 too: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=25972&p=151717#p151717. Installing 64studio metapackage gives this error message (at least with Mint): W (lash): /usr/lib/liblash.so.2.1.1 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/sbin/64studio-config", line 24, in main() File "/usr/sbin/64studio-config", line 21, in main studio.save() File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/remix.py", line 88, in save self._augeas.save() File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/augeas.py", line 266, in save raise IOError, "Unable to save to file!" IOError: Unable to save to file! dpkg: error processing 64studio (--configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Processing triggers for libc6 ... ldconfig deferred processing now taking place Errors were encountered while processing: 64studio E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Dependecies seem to get installed along with 64studio metapackage and afterwards 64studio package can be removed and everything seems to work. But tha't an ugly hack... Any idea how to solve this?