64 Studio installation images

  • CJ Miller
Posted: Fri, 03/21/2008 - 00:08
I am not looking for any solutions here, but just to relate what has been a difficult situation. I just got my first AMD machine today, a dual Opteron server. Since I was wanting to do some audio work on it I browed around and discovered 64 Studio this morning. My main machine has been a MDD macintosh thing, so I had no luck getting the big CD image to burn. No Nero, no Nero utils. And as great as my Pioneer drive is for other things, it isn't any good for overburn. I would have put the image on a DVDR but my AMD64 box has only a CD for now, and I didn't want to wait to set it up. My solution so far has been to download the Debian Etch CD1 installer, which ran fine after I did some BIOS tweeks. Now I am learning the joys of "conf"! I just got X11 running, next up is ethernet. So once I've got DHCP up and running I look forward to updating Etch and installing 64 Studio. It can be done!

Renege, Single user mode

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 04/07/2008 - 08:58
Start in single user mode (Changing the line in GRUB, you've got 5 seconds). Type "users". You'll see your username. Type passwd yourusername. Enter your user password (case-sensitive) Restart I hope this helps Pablo

Not recommended

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 04/07/2008 - 08:40
I have read many many times that it's not recommended logging in as root in the GUI. Welcome to 64studio. You'll be happy if you like music, computers and learning. I like this very much: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/altview.html Linux is secure, by default you are not allowed to do anything! (just kidding). Pablo

Cannot Logon After Installation

  • renege
  • 04/03/08
  • Thu, 04/03/2008 - 00:33
just installed 64 Studio after having a test run with the live CD. the login page appeared which IMO was weird as I do not recall providing username and passwords. obviously i was in a fix. tried using the root password along with domain name... and that failed also did the caps lock thingy and all did the "linux" - user "linux" - password also tried leaving them both blank... am i missing something here??? any help would be appreciated... ...Especially if it helps... :P

I had a headscratching

  • CJ Miller
  • 03/20/08
  • Sat, 04/05/2008 - 21:21
I had a headscratching problem too. It forced my name into lowercase. I chose "CJMiller", but it only recognized "cjmiller". So name is all lowercase, but password is case-sensitive. I don't know why the difference. Also, default only allows root login in single-user mode. BUT if you start up the regular session and choose one of the task buttons on the bottom-left you can change the login preferences - including logging into the machine normally as root. Then you can snoop around and see what user/pass it's expecting for your other account. I hope this helps! Good luck!

Reconfiguring X

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Sat, 03/22/2008 - 00:26
This is very useful in any Debian variant. If you get X so borked you can't see anything, get into a root shell (either start in single user mode, or CtlAltF1) and issue this command: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg It will step you through mouse/keyboard/video setup and usually get X working again.

I saw that it is a DVD image

  • CJ Miller
  • 03/20/08
  • Fri, 03/21/2008 - 19:05
I saw that it is a DVD image later, don't know how I missed it the first time! Yesterday I felt like I was learning more. Today I'm just fumbling around. On a whim I decided instead to wipe Etch and install 64 Studio v1.0 from CD. Install looked fine but I cannot boot it at all, even in single mode. System hangs during boot while "setting IRQ priorities". I tried adding arguments to GRUB but I don't know what I'm doing, it doesn't seem to save my changes and boots the same way. Got to go make tea, do errands, and try later.

congrats so far!

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Fri, 03/21/2008 - 02:52
The big CD image is for a bootable DVD. You are kind of doing it the hard way, because 64studio will have a lot of kernel tweaks for real-time already done for you, as well as network and X. Nonetheless, kudos for learning how to get it working. When you do it that way, it gives you a better idea of what all is happening, instead of just clicking Next, Next.