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Verde

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Trying to install
« on: November 02, 2018, 05:42:08 AM »
So I'm trying to install Icaros as a native OS to an old netbook (Acer Aspire One) just to see what it's like: I downloaded the Icaros Light and (since I don't have a CD drive mounted) used Rufus to burn the iso file on a 32 mb usb stick.

After attempting to boot the computer from the USB, all I get is a blinking cursor. No error messages or anything. How can I find out what is wrong?
« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 05:45:35 AM by Verde »

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 05:59:50 AM »
The problem you have is the file system. You can not install AROS or Icaros using Rufus. The file system you can use with AROS are FFS or SSF (recommended)
The only way you could install to USB-drive is from AROS itself.

1. You could use an external USB optical drive to burn the ISO, boot the disk and install to USB-drive

2. You can use some virtual player to boot Icaros and install to USB-drive from there.

3. I think it is also possible to buy Icaros ready installed to usb-drive.

Hope this answers your question and hope you manage to install Icaros. Good luck.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 06:07:14 AM by nikos »

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 08:44:00 AM »
So I'm trying to install Icaros as a native OS to an old netbook (Acer Aspire One) just to see what it's like: I downloaded the Icaros Light and (since I don't have a CD drive mounted) used Rufus to burn the iso file on a 32 mb usb stick.

After attempting to boot the computer from the USB, all I get is a blinking cursor. No error messages or anything. How can I find out what is wrong?
Hi. have you tried reading Icaros Desktop's manual, where this topic is fully covered from the beginning to the end? Please follow the instructions and create a Icaros installation pendrive using either a virtual machine or a phyisical media, then try again.

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 09:09:18 AM »
nikos: Thanks!

paolone: Hi. You won't believe me but I actually did read it!

In the end I managed to dig out an old external CD drive (and cables! very important), burned the ISO to it, connected it to the netbook and managed to install everything! For now it runs fine (except ProTrekkr, which crashes upon launch) and boots up super fast.

Now I just have to find how to make it recognize my wireless network (which I added under Network Preferences / Wireless Networks) (or maybe the card is not recognized?), but that will have to wait till tomorrow.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 09:15:47 AM by Verde »

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 10:56:53 AM »
Verde: I have made this video that might help you with the wireless setup. It will not be exactly as you see in the video with Icaros, but it will be simelar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVwppm5ukOk&feature=youtu.be

If you have any questions I'm here to help you.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 11:05:00 AM by nikos »

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 03:19:33 AM »
nikos: I already set it all up exactly like in the video (thanks for making it!), but it still doesn't work. Various permutations of the settings also didn't have any effect. Just to make sure I also restarted it after every change, checked for simple mistakes like the switch for wireless connection is on etc, but no luck.

It must be something else because I also tried using a cable and that also doesn't work (and it works with all my other computers). I know that the computer and the connection work (unless the hardware malfunctioned in the last week or so) so no idea. Will keep poking during the weekend.

paolone: forgot to explain - yes I did read it when I originally planned to install it, but then a few months have passed before I actually got a chance to try it and by that time I forgot about it :) anyway going with a CD is so much simpler so maybe I was lucky?
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 05:27:02 AM by Verde »

nikos

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 11:36:37 PM »
What is your ACER Aspire One model name?

Verde

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 01:24:23 AM »
Sorry should have mentioned it right away: it's ZG5.

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 10:48:55 AM »
Just remind that
1. you can't use both wired and wireless cards at once, you have to choose wether to activate the wired OR the wireless one.
2. fixed IP addresses work better than DHCP manged ones
Again, on the Icaros manual it's explained how to set up a network. Use the same settings, according to your local network, but change the .device you're using, based on your needs.

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Re: Trying to install
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 11:49:50 AM »
Zg5 is perfect. Fully supported.
If you download AspireOS 2.2 from here.

http://archives.aros-exec.org/share/development/misc/aspireos_v.2.2.rar

Burn the iso to CD. Boot and from live CD. On workbench click the wi-fi icon.
It will scan your computer for networks. Click the one you like to connect and type your password.
After that you can start Odyssey web browser from boing bar. Just put your pointer all the way down, middle of screen.
It will take some time to load Odyssey for first time. Be patient.

If this does not work something is wrong with your hardware.
This is a simple way to connect and get online. If you want a permanet setup that starts very time you boot you must configure network.prefs 
« Last Edit: November 12, 2018, 11:57:32 AM by nikos »