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#1 2023-09-29 20:06:45

Danielsan
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From Debian to Devuan (Odroid-XU4)

From the Odroid Forum I read about a dude that installed a Debian iso made for this board and then he followed the standard procedure to convert Debian into Devuan, this sound pretty cool but...

Do you believe that is really feasible?

I am using Armbian right now with some very annoying issues, and guess what?
All of them are systemd service failing for unknown reasons.

I could actually testing it with a SD card, it would be very cool using Devuan instead of Armbian... ๐Ÿค”

Last edited by Danielsan (2023-09-29 20:20:48)

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#2 2023-09-30 00:08:09

Danielsan
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Re: From Debian to Devuan (Odroid-XU4)

It actually worked out

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Now for running from the eMMC it is required further jumps on the hoops, but it looks feasible, for testing I've just installed the full DE on a SD card but it is working fine.

Even the GPU acceleration is working:

# glxinfo | grep rendering && glxinfo | grep vendor
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa/X.org\

Now I would just replace sysvinit with runit!

Any wiki to follow plz?

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#3 2023-09-30 00:20:48

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: From Debian to Devuan (Odroid-XU4)

I can't help you for runit, but I'm very interested in learning how to de-brick after an attempt to move the OS onto the eMMC.

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#4 2023-09-30 00:46:54

Danielsan
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Re: From Debian to Devuan (Odroid-XU4)

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

I can't help you for runit, but I'm very interested in learning how to de-brick after an attempt to move the OS onto the eMMC.

For what I read you need to flash the eMMC, and then change some files regarding uboot: https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?p=371017#p371017

Anyway I am not going that far until a bookworm image won't be available.

This was a test to check the feasibility, and it was a success!  ๐ŸŽŠ ๐ŸŽŠ ๐ŸŽŠ

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#5 2023-10-03 14:19:08

Danielsan
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Re: From Debian to Devuan (Odroid-XU4)

Odroid Bookworm is on its own way...

https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?p=375557#p375557

Once released I will try to install it on the eMMC module and then to convert it in Devuan Deadalus plus runit! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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