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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby gkkpch » Wed Nov 09 2016 07:02

Until we have an Install plugin in place, please do the following:

NOTE: you will loose ALL the data on your HDD.

- Flash Volumio 2 to a usb stick
- Format another usb stick wit FAT32, and copy the unzipped downloaded x86 image to it.
- Then boot from your usb volumio 2 stick.
- Will until the UI is showing, the press ctrl-alt-F1 to open a terminal session
- Log in with volumio/volumio
- Type
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sudo blkid

and check the output.
- You should see /dev/sda, /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc (presuming you only have one disk in your x86 pc)
The device with the labels "volumioboot", "volumioimg" and "volumiodata" is the one you booted from.
The device with the single vfat partition is the stick with the volumio image, assume it is /dev/sdX (X being a, b, c...)
The other device is your netbook's hdd, assume it is /dev/sdY (Y being a, b, c...)
- When sure about the devices, type
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  mkdir usb
  sudo mount /dev/sdX1 usb
  cd usb
  ls -l     
  sudo dd if=fullnameofthevolumioimage   of=/dev/sdY   bs=4M
  sync
  cd ..
  sudo umount usb
  sudo rm -r usb
  poweroff

- remove the usb sticks, reboot et voila
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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby 2devnull » Mon Dec 19 2016 20:17

Just wanted to add my input as I wasn't sure if dd was taking care of the un-zipping. This is the extra steps I added:

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  sudo apt install pv unzip
  mkdir usb
  sudo mount /dev/sdX1 usb
  cd usb
  ls -l                     (should give you the name of the volumio image you've just copied to it)
  unzip -p fullnameofthevolumioimage.zip | pv | sudo dd of=/dev/sdY bs=4M
  sync
  sudo rm -r usb
  poweroff

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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby gkkpch » Tue Dec 20 2016 13:13

2devnull wrote:Just wanted to add my input as I wasn't sure if dd was taking care of the un-zipping. This is the extra steps I added:

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  sudo apt install pv unzip
  mkdir usb
  sudo mount /dev/sdX1 usb
  cd usb
  ls -l                     (should give you the name of the volumio image you've just copied to it)
  unzip -p fullnameofthevolumioimage.zip | pv | sudo dd of=/dev/sdY bs=4M
  sync
  sudo rm -r usb
  poweroff


Good one! I did not specifically mention that the image was expected to be unzipped.
Your suggestion seems more efficient as it uses the smaller downloaded zip-file to copy initially (and thus probably faster all-in-all).

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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby 2devnull » Wed Dec 21 2016 00:57

on another note, do you know how to get this not to attempt to start a dhcp server. It seems to be waiting 1 minute to do something with a dhcp-server and I cannot believe it would be taking that long to get its ip from the network dhcp server and thus I assume it is trying to start its own.
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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby michelangelo » Wed Dec 21 2016 02:09

The dhcp server starts only if you are in hotspot mode, so no need to turn it off.
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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby 2devnull » Thu Dec 22 2016 01:11

michelangelo wrote:The dhcp server starts only if you are in hotspot mode, so no need to turn it off.


OK, seems I had a bad ethernet cable causing this grief. Everything is good now (still tweaking). Have it installed on a Zotac Zbox BI-320-U.
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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby gkkpch » Thu Dec 22 2016 18:19

2devnull wrote:
michelangelo wrote:The dhcp server starts only if you are in hotspot mode, so no need to turn it off.


OK, seems I had a bad ethernet cable causing this grief. Everything is good now (still tweaking). Have it installed on a Zotac Zbox BI-320-U.

Thanks for sharing your x86 model, just thinking as I read this.
Unlike the arm boards, there are about as many different x86 configurations as you get trees in the Black Forest.
Perhaps we should open a section with x86 compatible intel/ amd boxes.
It would help devs, but also users, to know which ones work and which ones (still) have issues.

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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby JTC » Tue Jun 06 2017 05:51

I have a few older Thinkpad laptops that I want to re-purpose into Volumio clients, to be used with USB DACs. I have no problem booting Volumio from a USB flash drive, and everything that matters seems to work. I successfully followed the instructions for installing Volumio on the test machine's hard drive, but upon restarting I receive an error message stating "no OS installed." I think this might be an MBR vs GPT issue. The blkid command identifies the drive as using a GPT partition structure, but these machines cannot boot from a GPT disk.

Any suggestions for fixing this? Why will the flash drive successfully boot but the same image transferred to hard disk fail?
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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby JTC » Tue Jun 06 2017 06:13

Regarding the setup script, the command "rm -r usb" fails without first moving off of the 'usb' mount point and then un-mounting the second flash drive. My working version of the script was as follows...

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  mkdir usb
  sudo mount /dev/sdX1 usb
  cd usb
  ls -l     
  sudo dd if=fullnameofthevolumioimage   of=/dev/sdY   bs=4M
  sync
  cd..
  sudo umount usb
  sudo rm -r usb
  poweroff


Thanks for the hint, I'll add it to the first post
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Volumio 2/ X86: install on a HDD

Postby antoman » Fri Jun 30 2017 17:28

Hi, i have installed a hard disk sata and i configured it to boot, it hangs and display the message:
findfs: unable to resolve 'UUID=6c0d3184-7851-46c3-919b-ed4c1d379708'
findfs: unable to resolve 'UUID=CC23-EE0D
Specify the squash image partition on the kernel etc. etc.
Do you know some solution?
Thank You!!
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