Crowd Supply - Novena Laptop - Debian

Hardware info on main page.

It runs Debian, currently 11.6 Bullseye was: 10.13 Buster (was: 8.11) (was:8.9) (was:8.7) Jessie.

screen: Ctrl-a k kill session,

sudo screen -ls

sudo screen -r

sudo screen -f /dev/ttymxc3 115200

Archives : 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022,

Links

github.com/novena-next/docs, upgrade instructions,

Work log and history

2023-02-12: sda3 - yes, that worked. Now it boots normally.

tingo@kg-novena:~$ cat /etc/debian_version 
11.6
tingo@kg-novena:~$ uname -a
Linux kg-novena.kg4.no 4.4.0-00156-gc9ba6e8 #12 SMP PREEMPT Fri Feb 19 14:32:59 SGT 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

block info

tingo@kg-novena:~$ lsblk
NAME        MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda           8:0    0 232.9G  0 disk 
├─sda1        8:1    0    32M  0 part 
├─sda2        8:2    0    32M  0 part 
└─sda3        8:3    0 232.8G  0 part /
mmcblk0     179:0    0   3.7G  0 disk 
├─mmcblk0p1 179:1    0    32M  0 part /boot
├─mmcblk0p2 179:2    0    32M  0 part [SWAP]
└─mmcblk0p3 179:3    0   3.6G  0 part 

good.

2023-02-12: sda3 - my Novena doesn't boot fully anymore. I should check the microSD card and the SSD. OK, a recovery boot works. Recovery is everything from microSD card:

tingo@kg-novena:~$ cat /etc/debian_version 
jessie/sid
tingo@kg-novena:~$ uname -a
Linux kg-novena 3.17.0-rc5-00238-gfb115dd #350 SMP PREEMPT Fri Dec 12 18:08:43 SGT 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux

block info

tingo@kg-novena:~$ lsblk
NAME        MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda           8:0    0 232.9G  0 disk 
|-sda1        8:1    0    32M  0 part 
|-sda2        8:2    0    32M  0 part 
`-sda3        8:3    0 232.8G  0 part 
mmcblk0     179:0    0   3.7G  0 disk 
|-mmcblk0p1 179:1    0    32M  0 part /boot
|-mmcblk0p2 179:2    0    32M  0 part [SWAP]
`-mmcblk0p3 179:3    0   3.6G  0 part /

check out sda

tingo@kg-novena:~$ sudo parted /dev/sda print
Model: ATA Samsung SSD 840 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  34.6MB  33.6MB  primary  fat16
 2      34.6MB  68.2MB  33.6MB  primary  linux-swap(v1)
 3      68.2MB  250GB   250GB   primary  ext4

check partitions - sda1

tingo@kg-novena:~$ sudo fsck.vfat -y /dev/sda1
fsck.fat 3.0.26 (2014-03-07)
/dev/sda1: 6 files, 3725/16343 clusters

sda3

tingo@kg-novena:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 -y /dev/sda3
e2fsck 1.42.12 (29-Aug-2014)
/dev/sda3: recovering journal
Superblock last mount time (Sun Jun  3 18:34:13 1956,
    now = Sun Feb 12 20:31:09 2023) is in the future.
Fix? yes

Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
/dev/sda3: 138139/14963616 files (0.4% non-contiguous), 2601661/61033006 blocks

then reboot.

2023-01-14: sda3 - reboot, Debian 11.6 is in

tingo@kg-novena:~$ cat /etc/debian_version 
11.6

kernel is still 4.4

tingo@kg-novena:~$ uname -a
Linux kg-novena.kg4.no 4.4.0-00156-gc9ba6e8 #12 SMP PREEMPT Fri Feb 19 14:32:59 SGT 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

2023-01-14: sda3 - upgrade to bullseye (Debian 11):

tingo@kg-novena:~/work/docs/upgrade_scripts$ sudo ./upgrade_4_bullseye.sh
[..]
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.24-0+deb11u1) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.140) ...
Processing triggers for libgdk-pixbuf-2.0-0:armhf (2.42.2+dfsg-1+deb11u1) ...

2023-01-14: sda3 - reboot, Debian version and kernel are unchanged.

2023-01-14: sda3 - apt - upgrade

tingo@kg-novena:~$ sudo apt upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  emacs emacs-bin-common emacs-common emacs-el emacs-gtk firefox-esr git git-email git-man iceweasel krb5-locales libde265-0
  libgif7 libgssapi-krb5-2 libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 libk5crypto3 libkrb5-3 libkrb5support0 libksba8 libopenexr23 libtasn1-6
  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 linux-libc-dev xserver-common xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-legacy
26 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 125 MB of archives.
After this operation, 125 kB of additional disk space will be used.
[..]
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4) ...