Fedora - Robotics Spin





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GroG's picture

Brave Sir Alessandruino, will

Brave Sir Alessandruino, will try the Robotics Spin of Fedora !
Me too - The Incubator/build machine needs a new OS !

GroG's picture

LiveCD can not install new

LiveCD can not install new software - so you can' tinstall Java on it.  If you very crafty you could create a ram disk (I thought they did this) and mount it as read/write..    But, I'm not feeling that crafty at the moment, and it looks like if you install it on a USB/SD drive - you can get persistent data, and more importantly, you can install new software packages..   like java 1.7

The install command would be :

$ sudo yum install -y java-1.7.0-openjdk

The details of creating a LiveUSB are here - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD

Some older computers are not capable of booting from USB - (it has to be an option in the BIOS)

GroG's picture

Wow is it just me or is

Wow is it just me or is getting the fedora usb creator python script to work on windows nearly impossible?

First I installed Python 3.3 (oops)
Then I can see several other programs (cvs & gstreamer) have installed their own version of python :P
Then I installed Python 2.7
But I still can do the install of the Fedora USB/SD live creator :P

gives me


C:\tools\FedoraLiveUSBCreator\dist\liveusb-creator-3.11.8>python setup.py install
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "setup.py", line 39, in <module>
    import py2exe
ImportError: No module named py2exe
Tried installing ez_setup - that appeared to work, but I'm under the impression that ez setup is for repo scripts and modules not local ones ?  I don't know I'm swimming around in circles :P
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Got frustrated with trying to

Got frustrated with trying to create a USB Live image on a Windows machine - Decided to do the easy thing and install it on a VirtualBox virtual machine.

The only downside, is that hardware doesn't always work with VirtualBox - for example I've had usb cameras which worked, but not well.

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Yay - the "Lab" on Fedora

Yay - the "Lab" on Fedora !

Java 1.7 came pre-installed on the Robotics - Spin distro

You DO have to do this when your in the mrl directory

$ chmod +x  myrobotlab.sh

then to start 

$ ./myrobotlab.sh

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GRRRR !  -   So both

GRRRR !  -   So both Alessandruino and myself were unsuccessful in installing the Fedora Robotics Spin on real hardware... strange that it worked on VirtualBox.  It looks like in the process Alessandruino's bios became corrupt - and it would not reset. 

So next to try to salvage the desktop we need to find the model number of the Asus motherboard..

Holy crap - this guy - reprogrammed it with a DB25 cable - now that is something I've never done !

I'd never do it ...  WAY too much work ...