my Sculpt Early Adopters experiences

Guido Witmond guido at
Fri Jun 8 17:58:57 CEST 2018


That should read Sculpt for The Curious. (The EA, did not run on my hw)

And some more testing shows that the download hangs are not ram-related. 
It happened at the first file :-)

So I'll go and wireshark it.


On 06/08/2018 02:52 PM, Guido Witmond wrote:
> Hi Genodians,
> Last week I've played with the Sculpt EA system. It looks great. And 
> with the new booting code, it runs on my hardware.
> It boots on my old Gigabyte H67MA-USB3-B3 mobo with a Pentium G620 
> processor and 16 GB RAM. I didn't connect any Sata disks yet. Built-in 
> Intel video to VGA and DVI-D display. No RS232 output, regrettably.
> (Another box, a DELL optiplex 360 PC, does do RS232 after grub but lacks 
> recognised display adapter and reboots).
> My experiences:
> Things that work:
> - booting, OK;
> - Leitzentrale OK;
> - Disk, network and debug log OK;
> - live reconfiguration of display from VGA to DVI OK;
> - wired network config OK; however the system does not respond to ping;
> - Deploy backdrop OK, 2048 game OK, noux OK.
> After that I had some less luck.
> - Some downloads seem to hang. It could either be out of RAM (config), 
> or a lost packet that is not detected.
>    I'm using the RAM-disk that gets to 64MB in size. (I remember, but 
> could not reproduce) it going to 128MB
> - Expanding the GENODE-partition on the USB-stick makes it unbootable. 
> The system can't find and start Grub anymore. This happened repeatable 
> both with a Kingston 8GB USB2 stick as well as with a Sandisk 32GB USB3 
> stick.
> I haven't been able to test the virtual machine with debian payload due 
> to the download errors.
> Questions:
> - is there a way to send the debug log via ethernet?
> - did I miss some configuration settings that made the downloads get stuck?
> Cheers, Guido.
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