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#1 2017-06-08 13:17

q4osteam
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Q4OS based on Ubuntu

No panic please, the official Q4OS branch will remain based on Debian smile

Nonetheless, for those, who want to fiddle with, and see Q4OS based on Ubuntu, we have an interesting option. As claimed recently, Q4OS Orion could be set up under a fresh Devuan installation, and now it's possible to do the same on Ubuntu. At the moment Ubuntu LTS Xenial is the only one supported.

Q4OS setup is pretty easy. First, you will need to perform fresh Ubuntu Xenial installation, we recommend to perform a minimal install without Desktop environment, and then run Q4OS installation script in terminal.

Just download and run this script in terminal as 'root', see below, it will add Q4OS and Trinity repositories and guide you through the Q4OS setup process. Login into the previously installed Ubuntu system via console, ssh or desktop and get ready to execute a few terminal commands. Download and run Q4OS setup script as 'root' superuser:
$ wget q4os.org/downloads/q4os-setup.sh
$ su
# sh q4os-setup.sh
Reboot and login into the fresh Q4OS Desktop.

Note: You will see a few error messages as the script is still optimized for Debian, but none of them are serious, you can safely ignore them.

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#2 2017-06-15 00:03

hierra
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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Great!

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#3 2017-06-15 00:07

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Same here as i want to give this a try.

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#4 2018-04-16 16:23

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Just tried installing in a VM but getting a lot of errors, I don't know if this is going to be continued as part of the Q4OS suite, but if it is I will post more info in an attempt to get it working.

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#5 2018-04-16 16:57

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Thanks, we will try to check this out, any additional info is appreciated.

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#6 2018-04-16 17:52

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Ok, first failure is in some packages,

q4os-desktop : Depends: fonts-droid but it is not installable

I installed fonts-droid-fallback which was available bit it didn't help.

There are also a lot of Recommends that are not satisfiable although I would guess the installer would continue without most of them but this is the list anyway...

firmware-linux
firmware-linux-free
firmware-linux-non-free
firmware-ralink
firmware-atheros
firmware-brcm80211
firmware-intelwimax
firmware-iwlwifi
firmaware-libertas
firware-realtek
firmware-zd1211
fwmr-ext
nvidia-detect

All these state they are not installable but would unlikely cause errors unless the firmware is required by the system, but that should have been taken careof by the initial Ubuntu install.

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#7 2018-04-17 08:25

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

The issue is now fixed, thanks for reporting.

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#8 2018-04-17 08:37

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Thank you guys, I will test it shortly. smile

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#9 2018-04-17 09:04

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

I can report that it successfully installed in my VM and I now have a working Q4OS Ubuntu installation.

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#10 2018-04-17 09:14

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Well, some errors still occur in the process of installation, but they all are not critical. Keep in mind, this kind of system is not officially supported, as it depends on mix of official Trinity and Q4OS repositories, but it should be usable.

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#11 2018-04-17 10:10

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Yes, I understand that thank you, I was just testing for another user and did notice some errors during the install but the system appears to be working correctly so far. smile

One exception was the language pack would not install, but the profiler (pure only) did complete without issue.

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#12 2018-04-17 14:25

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Dai_trying wrote:

One exception was the language pack would not install, but the profiler (pure only) did complete without issue.

A language pack can be installed directly from TDE repositories:
$ sudo apt install tde-i18n-<language-code>-trinity
The <language-code> could be for example 'engb'

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#13 2018-04-17 15:10

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

q4osteam wrote:

A language pack can be installed directly from TDE repositories:
$ sudo apt install tde-i18n-<language-code>-trinity
The <language-code> could be for example 'engb'

That worked thank you. smile

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#14 2018-06-11 19:02

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Great!

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#15 2018-09-06 14:42

BrJPedro
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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Hi everyone
Is there a way to get Scorpion version using this?

Last time that I installed this, it was the Orion version.


João Pedro -o- @12h01

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#16 2018-09-06 15:57

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

The Q4OS on Ubuntu is not supported at the moment, it is planned to be available in a few months.

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