OpenMandriva to release ARM builds for PineBook Pro and Pi
#1
Never used Mandrake/Mandriva/OpenMandriva, but maybe we have some fans here.

Read the article here: https://9to5linux.com/openmandriva-lx-4-...nebook-pro
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#2
In case someone else tries....
It will lead to a link for .... x86, if it is an iso, look more closely at filename
After you poke around for a bit and find the pbp image,,, it won't download,
giving various reasons
But if you are really persistent it might work (the dl)
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#3
(01-10-2021, 04:00 PM)wdt Wrote: In case someone else tries....
It will lead to a link for .... x86, if it is an iso, look more closely at filename
After you poke around for a bit and find the pbp image,,, it won't download,
giving various reasons
But if you are really persistent it might work (the dl)

The Pinebook Pro image is at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/openman...nebookPro/

Unfortunately, sourceforge does seem to have some problems serving huge files. We'll look into other hosting solutions for the final release.
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#4
And...no success, even with wget -c,, maybe with 100+ retrys
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#5
I was able to download it in 31 tries using these arguements on my Mageia workstation (the irony).

Code:
wget --tries=0 --content-disposition -c https://sourceforge.net/projects/openmandriva/files/release/4.2/RC/PinebookPro/pinebookpro.img/download

If @bero can provide a sha, I'll be happy to put the image up on my server for a little while until they find a new host.
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#6
So I finally got around to giving it a spin. Works great, I would love to replace the current Manjaro build I'm running...

Big issue though, and I can't find the answer anywhere... What's the root password?
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#7
Final Version is out now

https://9to5linux.com/openmandriva-lx-4-...arm64-port
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#8
I managed to guess the root password in case anyone wants to know. But it's a little sad the lack of response asking for a password here and not getting one. (I also pinged bero on IRC to reply on this thread weeks ago.)

Anyway, the root password is "omv". Which is the same as the default username, and the default username's password.


As for the port itself, everything works great. I feel that it's faster than Manjaro. And the default packages are cleaner than Manjaro. The distro-specific software, namely the GUI software installer is MUCH better than the crap Manjaro provides.

On the downside, the software installer houses HUNDREDS of repos. It's a pain in the ass to scroll to the ROCK repo that you need. It would be nice to have an easy way to narrow down the list.

The big one for me, if your software isn't officially supported by OpenMandriva it's in the "Unsupported" repo. And sadly, it seems anything in this repo is built with the default build options. In my case, I need slypheed, and it's not built with SSL support on OpenMandriva. That practically makes the email client worthless for me. Of course, I could build it myself, or figure out hackish ways of making it work, but really I don't have the time these days. (To be fair, Mageia, Mandrake's other fork, also has this same problem with software the builders don't actually use. For example, Dillo isn't built with SSL support either, so you can use it on the web thanks to the "Lets Encrypt" movement.)


Anyhoo, end review, GREAT distro for a Pinebook IF the software you need is officially supported. It makes me curious how much faster the Zen specific build is.
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#9
@BronzeBeard
I tried this (openMandriva) a week or so ago,,, it didn't boot
So... a couple questions
Was it on SD? What was on emmc? Does emmc have unchanged uboot?
thanks
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