Magalhães

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Sugar on Caixa Mágica, the Magellan project

Caixa Mágica 18, a Portuguese Linux distribution for desktops and servers based on Ubuntu, has been released.

Caixa Mágica 18 is a long-term support release which guarantees that it will receive security updates for the period of five years. Four different editions - GNOME, KDE, LXDE and "servidor" - are available. The major software packages included in this release are GNOME 3.4.1, KDE 4.8.2, LibreOffice 3.5.2, Linux kernel 3.2, as well as a new Portuguese citizen card software program. Additionally, the project now offers a new web-based utility for one-click installation of software applications. See the release announcement (in Portuguese) for more information and a screenshot.

Release announcement:http://www.caixamagica.pt/pag/f_notc00.php?id=279%22
http://caixamagica-18-desktop-amd64-gnome-dvd.iso
Distrowatch Page:http://distrowatch.com/7272
Linux Caixa Magica 15 (English Translation) Main Page

Magalhães is a Caixa Mágica based GNU/Linux distribution.

Download

quick DL links for various versions

Persistent USB.img files for dd install

based on mandriva 2010.1 repositories
USB .img file used as follows: ( /dev/sd(x) = address of your 4GB USB )
root/home/(user)/Desktop# dd if=caixamagica-linux-usb-15-GNOME-int-usb-i586_4Gb.img of=/dev/sd(x)
7782768+0 records in
7782768+0 records out
3984777216 bytes (4.0 GB) copied, 1133.2 s, 3.5 MB/s
#
  • Hint: use an 8 GB USB disk after dd writing. Use gparted to resize the 3.8 GB partition to 7.8 GB.
Then Boot PC from the stick and make the persistent partition 1.8GB.
This allows enough room for all of the updates and installation of sugar 0.88.0.
(I found 3.8 partition wiht 1.0GB persisetece file did fill up and stop working)
root# dd if=caixamagica-linux-usb-15-KDE4-int-usb-i586_8Gb.img of=/dev/sd(x)
15565536+0 records in
15565536+0 records out
7969554432 bytes (8.0 GB) copied, 2207.16 s, 3.6 MB/s
# 
  • USB Boots to install screens which sets Tz Keyboard Language etc. and then sets up a USB with 1000 persistence file (I change this to 1900)
Install sugar 0.88.0
  1. Upgrade system (large number of files)
  2. search for "task-sugar" in synaptic
  3. install (103)files note: this does not seem to install all files needed for sugar-desktop to work.
  4. restart
  5. search for "sugar" in synaptic
  6. Select all sugar entries
  7. install (103-105 files)
  8. start sugar do Control Panel Software Update (10 activities) 02/13/2011

Installation

caixamagica-linux-live-15-final-GNOME-int-cdrom-i586 with sugar 0.88.0
satellit updated this section 02/09/2011
  1. install in VB4 with .iso
  2. Select language English on boot screen before installing it.
  3. If you are using VirtualBox clear the .iso from CD before starting virtual appliance.
  4. Start Virtual Appliance
  5. start symantic
  6. reload
  7. search task-sugar ( task-sugar 0.88.0-1mdv2010.1 Sugar Platform)
  8. select; apply
  9. Update: System/Administration/software-updater ( It may take a long time )
  10. log out
  11. log in with (gdm) selected to sugar in "sessions" on bottom bar OR
  12. install sugar-emulator with Synaptic Package Manager (Search: sugar-emulator)
sugar-emulator 0.88.00mdv2010.1
  • Note: Caixa Magica Live USB Creator (xcm-liveusb-creator) Does not seem to work in VirtualBox 4
Setup repositories on Caixa Mágica box
  • OLDER INFORMATION FOLLOWS
  • Note this is older information for version 12 and not tested lately
satellit 02/09/2011


Get it:

wget -c http://mirrors.nfsi.pt/caixamagica/12/oficial/iso/caixamagica-linux-12-live-GNOME-pt_PT-cdrom-i586.iso

Create a disk image:

qemu-img create -f raw caixamagica.raw 3G

Install it:

kvm -m 512 -hda caixamagica.raw -cdrom caixamagica-linux-12-live-GNOME-pt_PT-cdrom-i586.iso -boot d

Boot, log in as root and add an user:

adduser sugar
password sugar

Add repositories:

urpmi.addmedia sugar http://people.sugarlabs.org/~alsroot/magalhaes
urpmi.addmedia main http://ftp.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/main/release
urpmi.addmedia main_update http://ftp.magalhaes.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/main/updates --update
urpmi.addmedia contrib http://ftp.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/contrib/release
urpmi.addmedia contrib_update http://ftp.magalhaes.caixamagica.pt/12/oficial/i586/media/contrib/updates --update
Setup repositories on Magalhães box

No root password available 01/22/2011 satellit

If you don't have installed Magalhães:
  • download VM image
  • untar it
  • start kvm with untared .vmdk file like with common kvm's disk image

Add repositories:

urpmi.addmedia sugar http://people.sugarlabs.org/~alsroot/magalhaes
Install sugar packages

To install core components (services, window manager, journal etc.) type:

sudo urpmi sugar-glucose 

To install core activities type:

sudo urpmi sugar-fructose

Or to install the Sugar Platform (sugar-glucose + sugar-fructose + honey's deps):

sudo urpmi task-sugar

Packages

Sugar packages are being built by jhconvert and follow its matrix of package versions.

Releases:

  • 0.84.x

Issues

Sugar repository includes some stuff that installed in /opt/sugar. When sugar doesn't start make sure that proper exports present(look at /usr/bin/sugar)

Contacts

Resources