LinuxCNC on Debian 10 Buster quick and easy install

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07 Aug 2020 12:53 #177611 by tommylight

linuxcnc.org/temp/2.8_test4.iso

(Installs Buster and a buildbot version of LinuxCNC 2.8)
This is 99% of what the official 2.8 release will be, so feedback appreciated.

Note that the QTVCP configs need extra dependencies, this will be fixed in the final release.

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07 Aug 2020 12:54 #177612 by andypugh

I installed Buster on two computers, never got asked to set a root password, but Wheezy and Stretch did ask for it so i just left it blank and it always worked.


The LinuxCNC ISO will be set up to not ask (it is pre-seeded to blank in the config)

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07 Aug 2020 19:27 - 08 Aug 2020 14:24 #177641 by tommylight
Some results of 2.8test4.iso :
-live boot = OK , LinuxCNC runs
-graphical install = OK, does not ask for root password.
Now testing CLI install
Last edit: 08 Aug 2020 14:24 by tommylight. Reason: cganged content after some more testing.

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07 Aug 2020 19:59 - 08 Aug 2020 14:25 #177647 by tommylight
CLI install works, does not ask for root.
Tested on 2 PC's.
Last edit: 08 Aug 2020 14:25 by tommylight. Reason: cganged content after some more testing.

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07 Aug 2020 22:04 #177661 by andypugh
That's weird. And frankly I don't know what I can do about that, as this is only a slightly-tweaked standard Debian installer.

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07 Aug 2020 22:07 #177662 by Clive S

That's weird. And frankly I don't know what I can do about that, as this is only a slightly-tweaked standard Debian installer.


I am just downloading it now so will try it in the morning and report back

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07 Aug 2020 22:35 #177664 by tommylight

That's weird. And frankly I don't know what I can do about that, as this is only a slightly-tweaked standard Debian installer.

Had such issues multiple times before with Debian, from wheezy and up.
More testing tomorrow, had some people here till late.

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08 Aug 2020 00:37 #177671 by phillc54
I have installed the test ISO on a Vmware VM and also a bare metal machine and it worked fine.

On the bare metal I uninstalled LinuxCNC the changed the repo to the Buildbot then installed LinuxCNC again. All the sims I tried worked including some Qtvcp ones.

The only minor issue I found was that I needed to enter my WiFi details after the first boot as they weren't saved.

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08 Aug 2020 09:32 - 08 Aug 2020 10:04 #177677 by Clive S

That's weird. And frankly I don't know what I can do about that, as this is only a slightly-tweaked standard Debian installer.


I am just downloading it now so will try it in the morning and report back


I used Ethcher to make the USB stick.

Live install works as expected and can ping my Naz from it.

Graphical install hung at configure network . about 3 mins in

Install hung at configure network . about 3 mins in

Then I tried unplugging the network cable then it let me carry on when it got to the DHCP stuff .
I re-plugged the network cable and it all went fine and installed completely

Edit: It does not recognise my usb dongle that has worked on all previous installs

And things like screen shot seem to be missing. Also I did not see an option for auto login
Last edit: 08 Aug 2020 10:04 by Clive S.

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08 Aug 2020 14:27 - 08 Aug 2020 14:28 #177685 by tommylight
Tested with another USB stick, everything works properly and does not ask for root password.
-Taking screenshots should be on the accessories menu,
-If having trouble with WiFi, check the first post.
P.S.
Also edited the above posts to reflect the current results.
Last edit: 08 Aug 2020 14:28 by tommylight. Reason: More info

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