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Hardware News   Hardware News : iMica now dual boots Ubuntu 9.04 with IcAros
   posted by clusteruk on 24-Jul-2009 11:14:36 (3059 reads)
After some deliberation on which is the best Linux distro to dual boot with IcAros 1.1.2 and some help from Dimitri, I came to the conclusion that IMHO Ubuntu would be optimum choice for the Aros user. On those occasions when you just have to use Firefox with Flash or play that HD720p Movie that iMica Atom cannot quite cope with just yet then switch to Ubuntu.

The Ubuntu installation is a free option, but I would recommend a larger than the standard 80gb drive and a bit more ram than standard 1gb used in the budget £199 iMica Atom.

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Re: iMica now dual boots Ubuntu 9.04 with IcAros
Posted on 24-Jul-2009 22:11:31
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Does this new have something to do with Amiga?
I mean if it has some opportunity to run OS4 or 4.1 in it.

If someone have some info about Imica&icAros post here.

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A few difficult with iMica is a PC machine 100% but the miraclus always are posibilites.


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@newlight 

iMica contains an Intel mini-itx motherboard with an Atom 330 1.6Ghz dual core processors (similar to the single core version used in the Asus EEE PC 901 Netbook). However, what makes it interesting is that it has "Icaros Desktop", a pre-configured AROS environment, pre-installed. There is an article about the iMica and Icaros Desktop in Issue 79 of "Amiga Future" magazine.

It seems that iMica now has Icaros Desktop and Ubuntu pre-installed in a dual boot setup.

TrevorD

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Re: iMica now dual boots Ubuntu 9.04 with IcAros
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Cool, Ubuntu is a good choice for a dual boot OS.

Any idea when is AROS going to be able to support Flash or play that HD720p Movie itself?

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Great job, ClusterUK!

I think Ubuntu is the best choice because of its market share, stability (Gnome over Kubuntu's KDE) plus drivers / software support.

Also I can say 1Gig RAM and 80 HDD is fairly enough, I'm running Kubuntu 9.04 on that spec and it works perfectly. So base iMica installation is a pretty low-cost and EFFICIENT configuration for both icAROS and Ubuntu.

PLEASE! Go advert your machine on Ubuntu forums immediately!!! I hope you're always selling iMica with icAROS preinstalled, no excuses

Last edited by DiskDoctor on 25-Jul-2009 at 01:04 PM.


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@DiskDoctor

Aros is ALWAYS the driving reason behind iMica and is always installed. Ubuntu just gives people the tools that are lacking when they are needed. Oh and I will be promoting to Linux croud soon, they have already had mentions of iMica and Aros in their OS pages around the web.

@NovaCoder
Cannot say how long till Flash on Aros sorry.

However, 720p and 1080p movies will run on Aros using iMica HD skt775 version which is basically same price but add your Intel skt775 processor cost. However, need to run tests on which processor will do it but I guess 2.5-3.0 ghz processor should cope. Will post confirmation on my site in about 10 days.

Will have a configurator order page on site soon.

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Mmm not in this [case]


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Hi,

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 on a Compaq Pentium 4. How can I make it dual boot with Icaros? What is the installation procedure? I can run Icaros on the same machine using a separate hard drive. Dual boot would eliminate drive swapping.

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@Templario

Yes this machine is going to be 100%, and with Aros and Ubuntu it's going to be 110 %
Only Aros makes it possible.

@ClusterUK, keep up the good work with IcMica/ IcAros.


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@dikmik

This could get you started, it's not a complete guide though.
Aros-Exec thread


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Posted on 27-Jul-2009 9:14:07
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@Manu

It certainly helped me get this going well so that it is Aros boot screen that launches Ubuntu. I will put together a guide on the process when I get a chance.

Here is what is in my grub entry

menuentry "Ubuntu 9.04" {
set root=(hd0,1)
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=6ff0bf4c-4426-4fb6-aeff-fb46f8520b4b ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
}

Note that the UUID's are specific and you get them from Ubuntu.

Briefly,

1. Fresh drive, setup Ubuntu with say half of drive and leave Aros space un setup.
2. Once Ubuntu booted, check out the UUID in the ubuntu setting and the drive partition.
3. Install Aros in spare space and enter details in grub menu entry.

Note this brief guide will not save you the annoyance if you cannot boot into Ubuntu if details are wrong. So please don't blame me. But it worked for me.

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@clusteruk

Why not using Debian instead of Ubuntu? I find Debian more stable and faster than Ubuntu.

Anyway, great job

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@emavys

Ubuntu is i believe built on the back of Debian. The trouble is that that there are so many distributions, I looked at about 4 but always thought Ubuntu would be best. Again, any user can always install there own over the existing partitions.

@all

Thanks for positive comments.


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