Kuki 3.0 Pre Release 1.6 Released!

Kuki 3.0 Pre Release 1.6 has finished uploading and can be downloaded from: here

To install, use netbootin to copy the iso to a usb key (unless you have an external cdrom for your aao) and boot from the usb key.  Select the “default” option on the menu. and when it finishes booting (usb keys are not the fastest thing, you know), login with a user id of kuki and a blank password.  Once the desktop loads (ignore the reboot message), click on the Install icon.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the installer screens are larger than the aao screen!  We’re still working on a solution for that, however, to get around that problem, you can hold down the alt key, the left mouse button and then use the touchpad to move the window around to access the portions that don’t fit on the screen.  Also, the screen for selecting your keyboard won’t let you, so just hit the forward button.

I would suggest that when you get to the partitioning screen for the hard drive, that if you have a solid state disk, you select manual so you can still use the ext2 format.  However, the installer should default to ext3 and you can change it after installation.  I would not use ext4 with a solid state drive as you cannot yet turn of the journal.

After installation is complete, you should be able to reboot into an installed Kuki distribution.  The first time you boot and log in, a configuration script will be executed that will configure some settings for Kuki that will improve the video and overall experience.  When it finishes the script, a message will be displayed to reboot.  You should do so and enjoy Kuki 3.0 Pre Release 1.6!

Other Notes:

March 24 – after installing, you will need to right click on the firefox, pidgin and help icons on the panel bar, select properties and change the working directory from “Joe” to “Desktop”.  Sorry about that.  It will be fixed for the next release.

This release is based on Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 6.

Default Kernel is 2.6.28-11-generic but original sickboy is included along with a new kernel from Haggis in /usr/local/kuki

Boot time is longer with this kernel because not all tweaks have been applied, this will be corrected before Kuki 3.0 releases (currently 16 secs with ssd vs 8 secs using sickboy)

You may notice a lot of pciehp warnings when booting or in the kernel log.  These are a know problem with the kernel from Ubuntu and in getting the right card reader to work with it.

Fan control is not included as there have been recent reports that on some of the later models, it shuts the fan off completely – causing the aao to overheat and possibly become damaged.


3 Responses to “Kuki 3.0 Pre Release 1.6 Released!”

  1. Zeca Diabo says:

    Finally! :) a new release is welcome :)

    Thank you for the hard work

  2. jem says:

    Hey thanks for the release! It’ll be my first Kuki.

    Just ordered an AAO this week and I’m a regular Ubuntu user on my desktop, looking forward to giving Kuki a try!

  3. Rene says:

    Gracias, sera lo primero que instale en mi nueva netbook… justo ahora