Installing Ubuntu Netinstall

Hello,

I want to install Ubuntu on my BB following the guide at
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Method_2:_Use_the_NetInstall_method

I boot it and do the network settings, partitioning etc. But I come up
with an error:

"No kernel modules were found. This probably is due to a mismatch
between the kernel used by this version of the installer and the
kernel version available in the archive.
If you're installing from a mirror, you can work around this problem
by choosing to install a different version of Ubuntu. This install
will probably fail to work if you continue without kernel modules.
Continue the install without kernel modules?"

Eventhough I continue with installation without the kernel modules as
suggested in this page, it fails to install.

Do you know any solutions for this problem?

best...
Mustafa

Hello,

I want to install Ubuntu on my BB following the guide at
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardUbuntu#Method_2:_Use_the_NetInstall_method

I boot it and do the network settings, partitioning etc. But I come up
with an error:

"No kernel modules were found. This probably is due to a mismatch
between the kernel used by this version of the installer and the
kernel version available in the archive.
If you're installing from a mirror, you can work around this problem
by choosing to install a different version of Ubuntu. This install
will probably fail to work if you continue without kernel modules.
Continue the install without kernel modules?"

Eventhough I continue with installation without the kernel modules as
suggested in this page, it fails to install.

Yeap, this kernel modules error happens because the kernel we are
using in the install doesn't match ubuntu's version. It's normally
fine to continue as, during the very end of the install, i have a
script setup to cleanup ubuntu's mess and finish the install.. The
question for your run, where and what failed to run that script..
https://github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall/blob/master/scripts/ubuntu-tweaks.diff

Do you know any solutions for this problem?

There's no easy way to debug the Netinstall Method, to help i need to
know three things..

First, what is the current top commit "git log"

commit 0d02c017577effc58ab161eeebd5fe3d3348353b
Author: Robert Nelson <robertcnelson@gmail.com>

2nd, what is the 'exact' command you ran when running mk_mmc.sh

3rd, when finished what error are you getting that it failed.

Regards,

Hi Robert,

2011/11/18 Robert Nelson <robertcnelson@gmail.com>

There’s no easy way to debug the Netinstall Method, to help i need to
know three things…

First, what is the current top commit “git log”

commit 0d02c017577effc58ab161eeebd5fe3d3348353b
Author: Robert Nelson <robertcnelson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Nov 9 12:19:07 2011 -0600

actually, git was not working and I downloaded your code using the web browser. It’s RobertCNelson-netinstall-1.00-90-g0d02c01.tar.gz

2nd, what is the ‘exact’ command you ran when running mk_mmc.sh

I am running ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdb --uboot beagle --distro oneiric

3rd, when finished what error are you getting that it failed.

I get this error after base system install.

Hi Robert,

There's no easy way to debug the Netinstall Method, to help i need to
know three things..

First, what is the current top commit "git log"

commit 0d02c017577effc58ab161eeebd5fe3d3348353b
Author: Robert Nelson <robertcnelson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Nov 9 12:19:07 2011 -0600

actually, git was not working and I downloaded your code using the web
browser. It's RobertCNelson-netinstall-1.00-90-g0d02c01.tar.gz

Actually, if git wasn't working that has me a little worried.. The
script does download a few files when ran, any chance can your run the
mk_mmc.sh command again and copy the terminal text to pastebin.com so
i can verify it..

2nd, what is the 'exact' command you ran when running mk_mmc.sh

I am running ./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdb --uboot beagle --distro oneiric

Thanks, I'm running this right now to see what's up..

3rd, when finished what error are you getting that it failed.

I get this error after base system install.

Regards,

Okay this works perfectly fine, but i did find a new bug to fix as
linaro/canoncial is no longer honoring my /etc/flash-kernel.conf and
dumping a new MLO u-boot.bin in the first partition, which can
potential break boards.

For reference here's my test run paramters:

./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdd --uboot beagle --distro oneiric

English
US
No (keyboard)
English (US) (keyboard)
English (US) (keyboard)
eth0: Ethernet
Hostname
Proxy (Blank unless you have a local file proxy apt-cacher-ng)
Yes (no kernel modules were found)
Central
Guided - use the largest continuous free space
#creates : Partition #5 on mmcblk0 as ext4
#creates : Partition #6 on mmcblk0 as swap
yes - write changes to disk
Full Name:
User:
Pass:
ReEnter Pass:
Use Weak: Yes
Encrypt: No
No automatic updates
Software Selection (selected none) <Continue>

What are you doing different?

Regards,

2011/11/18 Robert Nelson <robertcnelson@gmail.com>

Okay this works perfectly fine, but i did find a new bug to fix as
linaro/canoncial is no longer honoring my /etc/flash-kernel.conf and
dumping a new MLO u-boot.bin in the first partition, which can
potential break boards.

For reference here’s my test run paramters:

./mk_mmc.sh --mmc /dev/sdd --uboot beagle --distro oneiric

English
US
No (keyboard)
English (US) (keyboard)
English (US) (keyboard)
eth0: Ethernet
Hostname
Proxy (Blank unless you have a local file proxy apt-cacher-ng)
Yes (no kernel modules were found)
Central
Guided - use the largest continuous free space
#creates : Partition #5 on mmcblk0 as ext4
#creates : Partition #6 on mmcblk0 as swap
yes - write changes to disk
Full Name:
User:
Pass:
ReEnter Pass:
Use Weak: Yes
Encrypt: No
No automatic updates
Software Selection (selected none)

What are you doing different?

Hi Robert,

I tried on two computers but git simply doesn’t work.

$ git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall.git
Cloning into netinstall…
github.com[0: 207.97.227.239]: errno=Connection refused
fatal: unable to connect a socket (Connection refused)

Then your internet connection is broken... Fix your firewall/etc...

Try over http: git clone
https://RobertCNelson@github.com/RobertCNelson/netinstall.git

Regards,