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yuweng

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Updates Announcement here
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Refer to oF2pks post regarding latest UEFI on BBQLinux
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I am very surprise that BBQLinux has almost no reviews or publicity at all & a quick google search returns only a maximum of 10 pages only...
After all it is a Linux Distro specifically made for Android Development... It is maintained by Senior Recognized Developer codeworkx mentioned by himself... :laugh:
It has everything you ever needed & you should have started development long ago & not cracking your head to setting up the Build Environment, downloading this & that dependencies packages...
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Intro from wiki
BBQLinux is a user-friendly Linux distribution made for Android developers and everyone who prefers a ready-to-use system. It has everything on board to build AOSP or AOSP-based Distributions like OmniROM or CyanogenMod. The default desktop environment is MATE. It is using vanilla Arch repos, the AUR and a BBQLinux specific repo. BBQLinux can be installed by booting the Live DVD and using the graphical Installer called BBQLinux Installer.

Homepage: http://www.bbqlinux.org
Screenshots: http://bbqlinux.org/screenshots
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106642342159578225975
IRC: #bbqlinux on freenode
Added on Mar 27, 2014 - Miscellaneous Tips

Terminal Shortcut Key How-to

System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts
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Vbox Shared Folder

Drag&Drop works from Win Host to BBQLinux but not the other way round. To enable Win Host to access BBQLinux folder, for this Eg: create a new folder name BBQLinux at Win Host & put a check mark at Auto-mount. At BBQLinux Terminal,
Code:
[COLOR=blue]mkdir -p ~/BBQLinux
sudo mount -t vboxsf BBQLinux ~/BBQLinux[/COLOR]
After that, both can access the folder BBQLinux. At BBQLinux, there will be a new BBQLinux folder at your [Home]
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To enable Shared Folder to work after reboot, use below command at Terminal & pluma to check. Change it accordingly to your setup if you use other folder name.
Code:
[COLOR=blue]echo BBQLinux ~/BBQLinux vboxsf uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 [B]>>[/B] /etc/fstab
pluma /etc/fstab[/COLOR]
At my fstab it is BBQLinux /home/yuweng/BBQLinux vboxsf uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
WARNING : Take note of the double greater-than sign >> a single > will over write everything at fstab & it won't boot after that so make sure there is no typo mistake ! And remember to put a check mark at Auto-mount or it will not boot !

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The new Shared Folder BBQLinux can be access from the Desktop after a reboot.

Source

Installation How-to

There are already tons of guides on the web, more or less the same so refer to the below...
Virtualbox
Dual-Boot & Boot Menu
Native Boot

USB bootable how-to tips by Master Shifu himself... :good:

Found the one & only installation walk-thru in Russian !
i guess only the Russian appreciates such a master piece... Google Translated version here...

Still couldn't boot up BBQLinux then head over here tons of infos so make sure you have gone thru all that first & if still you couldn't figured it out then ask Master Shifu codeworkx AKA Daniel Hillenbrand or try asking here . . . :good:

Added on Apr 11, 2014
Confirmed BBQLinux can successfully built cm & omni . . .

Successfully built i9500 on BBQLinux & it tooks more than 7 hours on top of the initial 7 hours for syncing cm11 FULL source...

Commands to build on my PC...

Code:
[U]First part[/U]
mkdir -p ~/cm11
cd ~/cm11
repo init -u git://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b cm-11.0
repo sync -f -j4
cd ~/cm11/vendor/cm
./get-prebuilts
cd ~/cm11
source build/envsetup.sh
lunch 
To select [COLOR=Blue]cm_i9500-userdebug[/COLOR] by typing its listed number-> Eg: [B][COLOR=Blue]50[/COLOR][/B] -> Enter ->
Wait & it'll resume syncing but there will be some errors & it'll stop

[U]2nd Part[/U]
export USE_CCACHE=1
prebuilts/misc/linux-x86/ccache/ccache -M 25G
brunch i9500
Source

Built successfully on Omni too...
Commands to build on my PC...

Code:
[U]First part[/U]
mkdir -p ~/omni
cd ~/omni
repo init -u https://github.com/omnirom/android.git -b android-4.4
repo sync -f -j4
Then follow remaining steps here...

Miscellaneous tips
What is ccache ?
Use below command to add it to .bashrc then you don't need to type it on every build & geany to check
WARNING : Take note of the double greater-than sign >> a single > will over write everything !
Code:
echo -e "\nexport USE_CCACHE=1" >> ~/.bashrc
geany ~/.bashrc
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Source

Added on Apr 22, 2014
Philz Touch CWM Advanced Edition

Updates
Refer to here for more info . . .
Added on Sept 07, 2014
How to update your BBQLinux Distro

i've bad experience with Windows Update at work so i never did try updating BBQLinux until now Thanks to Santhosh M for sharing his experience . . .

Just follow the commands & updating works like a charm !

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You can find all updated packages downloaded to /var/cache/pacman/pkg so make a backup & in case of OS corruption then you can use it, no need to download all over again . . .

Added on Oct 04, 2014
Native UEFI booting BBQLinux

What is UEFI. What is the benefit ? Got mine booted to login screen in just 9 seconds & i'm not even using SSD !

Been using Vbox for quite awhile now, did install Native-Boot but only now free to look into UEFI booting for my mobo & found out all those steps are not needed for BBQLinux except modified UEFI Shell v2 binary ( scroll further down & you'll see it )

For reference only, BBQLinux now support auto UEFI installation.

Steps
  1. Download Rufus or on Linux & create a UEFI bootable USB drive from BBQLinux iso
  2. Boot to Bios or press F8 for Boot Menu on Asus mobo & select the BBQLinux UEFI USB drive to boot to install BBQLinux
  3. Assign 100MB for /boot/efi, swap, root, home as per your preferences. Upon finishing, installer will tell you EFI variables are not supported, just ignore it & reboot.
  4. Boot the BBQLinux Installer again, use caja to mount the 100Mb partition, download, extract UEFI Shell v2 to the root of this partition & rename it to shell.efi
  5. Reboot to Bios, pull out BBQLinux Installer USB drive, boot to launch UEFI shell & follow below command.
    Code:
    bcfg add 0 fs0:\EFI\BBQLinux\grubx64.efi "BBQLinux"
    exit
  6. Navigate to Bios Boot section, select BBQLinux, boot to this entry and enjoy.
Accessing EFI Shell on most mobo more or less the same so hunt for it if yours is not a Asus mobo . . .

ScreenShot

Updates
Latest bbqlinux-2014.10.03-x86_64
Complete detail Walk-Through for setting up UEFI BBQLinux with photos


They say A picture is worth a thousand words hopefully newbies will be able to DIY after going thru all these. This Walk-Through setup details my Build Box that uses Asus mobo however it should be more or less similar for most mobo available on the market.

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After you have booted up the UEFI BBQLinux Installer USB drive, you'll be greeted with the above. Press N

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Press Enter

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This screen will ask you to enroll the BBQLinux Installer USB drive loader.efi

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This error details that you need to enroll \bbqlinux\boot\x86_64\vmlinuz too

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Repeat the above process, look for vmlinuz & enroll it.

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After this you should be able to boot the UEFI BBQLinux Installer USB drive

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Now that you have finally booted up the UEFI BBQLinux Installer USB drive, you'll be greeted with above Welcome Screen, you can either choose Install BBQLinux or Try BBQLinux

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After you choose Install BBQLinux, above notification will pop-up.

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Go-thru each of the simple BBQLinux Installer menu & you'll get it installed. Generic calamares installation video. Below is obsolete info for reference, BBQLinux now support auto UEFI installation.

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The newly installed BBQLinux won't boot b'cos you need additional steps to setup UEFI

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Reboot BBQLinux Installer again & follow command above.
Code:
sudo efibootmgr -c -l "EFI\BBQLinux\grubx64.efi" -L "BBQLinux" [COLOR=red]<- This command assume you only have one Hard Disk Drive[/COLOR]
sudo efibootmgr [COLOR=Red]<- This command will list out the boot order[/COLOR]
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Your BBQLinux HDD has the UEFI label & now you shall be able to boot up UEFI BBQLinux

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My BBQLinux Build Box

Misc Tips

Updates

As mentioned, UEFI BBQLinux Native-Boot on normal HDD on SATA 6 boots up & shutdown faster than Win8.1(non UEFI) on SSD SATA 6, try it yourself then you'll know !

As you've seen all other guides elsewhere, same advice, familiarize yourself with UEFI on Virtualbox first then only try it on real HDD. System -> Put a check mark at Enable EFI (special OSes only).

If you're trying it on actual HDD then better to disconnect other HDD as you wouldn't want bad things to happen in case of a single mistake.

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You can skip a few more hassle if you don't use UEFI Windows. More info here, here & here

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If you already have other UEFI linux distro, you can use efibootmgr to setup two different UEFI boot label. Below example details two BBQLinux installation on two different HDD. Change accordingly to you Distro.

Code:
sudo efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sd[SIZE=4][COLOR=blue]d[/COLOR][/SIZE] -p 1 -L "[COLOR=blue]BBQLinux[/COLOR]" -l "EFI\[COLOR=blue]BBQLinux[/COLOR]\grubx64.efi"
sudo efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sd[SIZE=4][COLOR=blue]c[/COLOR][/SIZE] -p 1 -L "[COLOR=Blue]BBQLinux 1[/COLOR]" -l "EFI\[COLOR=blue]BBQLinux[/COLOR]\grubx64.efi"
sudo efibootmgr
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Now both the UEFI BBQLinux & BBQLinux 1 is at the Boot Menu
Added on Mar 30, 2015
Jenkins on BBQLinux

Added on Apr 13, 2015

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Tried fresh bbqlinux-2015.03.22-x86_64.iso UEFI installation on my OCZ SSD & it auto-detect & auto added UEFI boot menu by itself so just let BBQLinux installer do its job instead of manual partitioning . . . Refer to attachment -> View attachment 3236670

Time taken for building from source is also cut by half when using SSD . . .

Added on May 05, 2015
BBQLinux on non-Android Development laptop

Installed UEFI BBQLinux on my non-android-developer friend's Samsung Laptop with Celeron Processor & he is super happy that it boots & shutdown super lightning fast compared to the bundle OS . . . Below are the packages that i had to remove since sudo pacman -Syu will update it as well
Code:
sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_Studio"]android-studio[/URL]

sudo pacman -R android-support
sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_software_development"]android-sdk[/URL]

sudo pacman -R monodevelop-debugger-gdb
sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonoDevelop"]monodevelop[/URL]

sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meld_(software)"]meld[/URL]

sudo pacman -R [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=755265"]heimdall[/URL]

sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileZilla"]filezilla[/URL]

sudo pacman -R [URL="http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Inkscape"]inkscape[/URL]

sudo pacman -R gimp-dbp
sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-fblur
sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-gmic
sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-lqr
sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-mathmap
sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-wavelet-decompose
sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-wavelet-denoise
sudo pacman -R gimp-refocus
sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMP"]gimp[/URL]

sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice"]libreoffice[/URL]-fresh
Since he is not using it for android development & he is more familiar with openoffice, i install it for him & told him to help himself with whatever apps that he may needs . . . :good:
Code:
yaourt -S openoffice
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Updates
Tried building recovery & it says not enough memory as it comes with only 2GB Ram, tried with swap file & that solved the problem ! In spite of removing quite a few apps, there are still alot of Android binary stuff in it !

Swap my Desktop PC SSD for testing purpose & expected to re-installing everything but it boots up without doing anything !

This time only allocated 256MB swap & that too builds without problems, Conclusion : You don't need 16GB RAM for building from source as advice by many other guides, just invest in a SSD & use swapfile ! BBQLinux OS on a 60GB SSD should be enough for building ROMs too, either get an external HDD for data storage or use back the existing laptop HDD as an external HDD.

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Completed building recovery on Celeron laptop, it only use up 67.8% of the newly allocated 256MB swap.

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Only now realize that my Desktop 16GB RAM was hardly used, wasted my money upgrading RAM, same amount of money should've got me a bigger SSD !

Updates
How to confirmed that you have really boot into UEFI OS
Code:
[COLOR="Blue"]bootctl status[/COLOR]

System:
   Machine ID: be56bf48b7444091ba1c651c91e2c45f
      Boot ID: 68d69ecf4cb9470b88754b968f4e6b22
  Secure Boot: disabled
   Setup Mode: setup

Selected Firmware Entry:
        Title: UEFI OS
    Partition: /dev/disk/by-partuuid/bb6adf13-4b2b-4745-9b22-ec0ef5bdf56a
         File: └─[COLOR="blue"]EFI/BBQLinux/grubx64.efi[/COLOR]
Source

Added on May 23, 2015
i've created a barebone BBQLinux xfce4 with BBQLinux Media Generator for installation on my friends PCs & laptops, full credits to Master Shifu codeworkx

Removed all development stuff so now its about 800MB with installed size at just 4.2GB ! Though you'll have to install apps that you want with a simple sudo pacman -S 'name of apps'

So go ahead & install it to your old PCs/ Laptops, family & friends PCs & Laptops, let them experience the goodies of BBQLinux & they'll be amaze of how well it performs, super fast, like brand new !

Will work on any PCs/ Laptops after the year 2006.(64bit CPU either AMD or Intel)

Added on May 27, 2015
Got my old Canon MP140 scanner working as simple as Plug & Play !
Code:
sudo pacman -S xsane gocr
Source

Added on Oct 09, 2015
Got bored with mate desktop then switch to xfce4 then to cinnamon easily without reinstalling everything... :cowboy:
Code:
sudo [URL="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman#Upgrading_packages"]pacman -Syu[/URL]
sudo pacman -S bbqlinux-desktop-xfce4
sudo pacman -[STRIKE]Rsc[/STRIKE] bbqlinux-desktop-mate
[URL="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Allow_users_to_shutdown"]systemctl reboot[/URL]
Code:
sudo pacman -S bbqlinux-desktop-cinnamon
sudo pacman -[STRIKE]Rsc[/STRIKE] bbqlinux-desktop-xfce4
systemctl reboot
Enjoy the new desktop environment & i believe the same can be apply to all the other desktop too. Updates - 13-Oct-2015 Tested & confirmed all five bbqlinux desktop works using above techniques without re-installation... :cool:

Updates => Just did a new installation for a friend's laptop & it doesn't work, use pacman -Rs & it worked, however on my BBQLinux Desktop( Month of May iso ), pacman -Rsc works... :confused:

Updates 29-Feb-2016
Need to search a certain string on the source code but its like taking forever then use... :good:
Code:
sudo pacman -S [URL="https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher"]the_silver_searcher[/URL]
The code

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yuweng

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As mentioned, cm & Omni doesn't boot on MTK as most MTK vendors doesn't include kernel source...
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However, i did check out with Master Shifu Dee_Troy when i hang out here & he told me there is no mkvendor.sh on Omni source & ask me to refer to one & only MTK device tree here & it did built TWRP 2.7 on 4.4 branch... :cool:

So i suggest the same that you do some research, look at various device tree example here, use the one closest siblings to your device, manually edit all those files & i'm sure it'll built or try hang out here or here... :good:
 
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Thanks for this usefull thread my Friend ;)

Just tested on Virtual Machine (ubuntu). Compile philz touch 6 using cm-11 source for qualcomm device works very fine .

Like you said just getting android source and device tree, and the build process could be launched!!!

Nice one. ....
Greetz

Gesendet von meinem ME173X mit Tapatalk
 
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There are a few tools I had to install before I could compile Kit Kat. I thought I would share because Arch is so differrent than Ubuntu or Linux Mint so it was a pain to install these. Other than that I really like this distro. Nice UI :)
 
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Hmm, i never had to install anything, may be its device specific, idk . . . :eek:

But Hey, you should share the how-to here, everyone know its pain in the ass to install arch packages . . . :laugh:

Never knew this thread got featured at the XDA Portal thanks to WILL VERDUZCO & JIMMY MCGEE . . . :highfive:
Updates : Totally forgotten to mentioned Jordan Keyes doing the BBQLinux coverage at XDA TV . . . :eek:

Since this question was asked at the portal for app development, BBQLinux includes Android SDK, Android Studio, Geany & Meld.

Someone even mentioned that he has to install JDK8 then only it'll work for his app development but i can't find that link, either it was the keyword BBQLinux, Archlinux, JDK8 or something else i can't recall . . . :eek:
 
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Yeah, I've never heard of having to use Java 8 before. But Java6 is version 1.6. This is not device specific but it's common with all ROMs. See here: https://github.com/Octo-Kat/platfor...8a96053cc2fe520fdc136594878/core/main.mk#L163

So if you want you can check some of the other main stream ROMs like AOKP, CM, etc and confirm this to be true. Also the Compression tool iz4c is a must otherwise the build errors out when it starts compiling the kernel.
 

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But Hey, you should share the how-to here, everyone know its pain in the ass to install arch packages . . . :laugh:
/QUOTE]

I've never heard about any 'pain' with Archlinux's packages in the last 3 years! And Archlinux is my main system since then.

From LG G Pad 8.3 with the original Kitkat by LG

Certain packages aren't available in aur. You can convert them but that's more advanced.
 
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Updated the BBQLINUX to may 1st version
but cant get the welcome screen
The lightdm.conf in the HDD has already lightdm-gtk-greeter
But still the same error pops up
Failed to Start Light Display Manager
 
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yuweng

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The correct command is sudo geany etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (without the slash) . . . :eek:

GUI method is actually much simpler . . . :cool:

Double-click at bbqlinux's Home -> 34GB HDD(your HDD) -> password bbqlinux

Applications -> System Tools -> Mate Terminal -> sudo caja -> password bbqlinux

File System -> run -> media -> bbqlinux -> HDD UUID -> etc -> lightdm -> lightdm.conf

Change greeter-session=lightdm-bbqlinux-greeter to greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter
 

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It seems that your problem is something to do with the DVD/ USB disk label, link mentioned at the OP too . . . :cool:

But the corrupted low memory thingy is a whole totally different problem, i think . . . :cowboy:
 
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Install, Setup and Update problems...

Hay, great job on making BBQLinux!

I have been having problems with the last two iso's you have done however,

My system is a MacBook Air 2012 (i5, 8GB RAM, 60GB SSD) and I am installing BBQLinux on to a USB3 or ThunderBolt HDD. Both of the iso's tried needed some monkeying with to get them to boot on a Mac - messing about with "/boot/efi" to make it boot...

The first one - bbqlinux-2014.03.16-x86_64.iso, installs great, boots with no problems (after monkeying) has a working desktop and tools but will not update! Every time i try to update, either using packman or the GUI it errors. GUI say "Unknown Error" and pacman gives errors about "invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature)" or "error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) terminus-font: /etc/fonts/conf.d/75-yes-terminus.conf exists in filesystem" - have tried many fixes but can't get past those errors!

The second one - bbqlinux-2014.05.01-x86_64.iso, installs great, boots with no problem (after monkeying) but the desktop does not work - just keeps opening caja at the bottom of the screen, hundreds and thousands of them!!!

Help please, thank you
 

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On my Vbox, upon startup before it could finished loading everything, i double-click the Home icon at Desktop then four or five of them will pop-up after that but not hundreds and thousands of them . . . :laugh:

i have experience that on the Mar version but not May . . . :eek: Hmm, did you try other VMs such as parallels or vmware that could at least narrow down the problem, idk . . . :eek:

Hmm, may be you should report it directly to Master Shifu here as his XDA profile shows that he hasn't post anything since Jan 2014 . . . :eek:

May be Master Shifu @codeworkx is not even aware of this thread is here too . . . :laugh:
 
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    Updates Announcement here
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Updates
    Refer to oF2pks post regarding latest UEFI on BBQLinux
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I am very surprise that BBQLinux has almost no reviews or publicity at all & a quick google search returns only a maximum of 10 pages only...
    After all it is a Linux Distro specifically made for Android Development... It is maintained by Senior Recognized Developer codeworkx mentioned by himself... :laugh:
    It has everything you ever needed & you should have started development long ago & not cracking your head to setting up the Build Environment, downloading this & that dependencies packages...
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    Intro from wiki
    BBQLinux is a user-friendly Linux distribution made for Android developers and everyone who prefers a ready-to-use system. It has everything on board to build AOSP or AOSP-based Distributions like OmniROM or CyanogenMod. The default desktop environment is MATE. It is using vanilla Arch repos, the AUR and a BBQLinux specific repo. BBQLinux can be installed by booting the Live DVD and using the graphical Installer called BBQLinux Installer.

    Homepage: http://www.bbqlinux.org
    Screenshots: http://bbqlinux.org/screenshots
    Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106642342159578225975
    IRC: #bbqlinux on freenode
    Added on Mar 27, 2014 - Miscellaneous Tips

    Terminal Shortcut Key How-to

    System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts
    Mate-Terminal.jpg
    Vbox Shared Folder

    Drag&Drop works from Win Host to BBQLinux but not the other way round. To enable Win Host to access BBQLinux folder, for this Eg: create a new folder name BBQLinux at Win Host & put a check mark at Auto-mount. At BBQLinux Terminal,
    Code:
    [COLOR=blue]mkdir -p ~/BBQLinux
    sudo mount -t vboxsf BBQLinux ~/BBQLinux[/COLOR]
    After that, both can access the folder BBQLinux. At BBQLinux, there will be a new BBQLinux folder at your [Home]
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    To enable Shared Folder to work after reboot, use below command at Terminal & pluma to check. Change it accordingly to your setup if you use other folder name.
    Code:
    [COLOR=blue]echo BBQLinux ~/BBQLinux vboxsf uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 [B]>>[/B] /etc/fstab
    pluma /etc/fstab[/COLOR]
    At my fstab it is BBQLinux /home/yuweng/BBQLinux vboxsf uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
    WARNING : Take note of the double greater-than sign >> a single > will over write everything at fstab & it won't boot after that so make sure there is no typo mistake ! And remember to put a check mark at Auto-mount or it will not boot !

    sf_zps983a44ee.jpg

    The new Shared Folder BBQLinux can be access from the Desktop after a reboot.

    Source

    Installation How-to

    There are already tons of guides on the web, more or less the same so refer to the below...
    Virtualbox
    Dual-Boot & Boot Menu
    Native Boot

    USB bootable how-to tips by Master Shifu himself... :good:

    Found the one & only installation walk-thru in Russian !
    i guess only the Russian appreciates such a master piece... Google Translated version here...

    Still couldn't boot up BBQLinux then head over here tons of infos so make sure you have gone thru all that first & if still you couldn't figured it out then ask Master Shifu codeworkx AKA Daniel Hillenbrand or try asking here . . . :good:

    Added on Apr 11, 2014
    Confirmed BBQLinux can successfully built cm & omni . . .

    Successfully built i9500 on BBQLinux & it tooks more than 7 hours on top of the initial 7 hours for syncing cm11 FULL source...

    Commands to build on my PC...

    Code:
    [U]First part[/U]
    mkdir -p ~/cm11
    cd ~/cm11
    repo init -u git://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b cm-11.0
    repo sync -f -j4
    cd ~/cm11/vendor/cm
    ./get-prebuilts
    cd ~/cm11
    source build/envsetup.sh
    lunch 
    To select [COLOR=Blue]cm_i9500-userdebug[/COLOR] by typing its listed number-> Eg: [B][COLOR=Blue]50[/COLOR][/B] -> Enter ->
    Wait & it'll resume syncing but there will be some errors & it'll stop
    
    [U]2nd Part[/U]
    export USE_CCACHE=1
    prebuilts/misc/linux-x86/ccache/ccache -M 25G
    brunch i9500
    Source

    Built successfully on Omni too...
    Commands to build on my PC...

    Code:
    [U]First part[/U]
    mkdir -p ~/omni
    cd ~/omni
    repo init -u https://github.com/omnirom/android.git -b android-4.4
    repo sync -f -j4
    Then follow remaining steps here...

    Miscellaneous tips
    What is ccache ?
    Use below command to add it to .bashrc then you don't need to type it on every build & geany to check
    WARNING : Take note of the double greater-than sign >> a single > will over write everything !
    Code:
    echo -e "\nexport USE_CCACHE=1" >> ~/.bashrc
    geany ~/.bashrc
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    Source

    Added on Apr 22, 2014
    Philz Touch CWM Advanced Edition

    Updates
    Refer to here for more info . . .
    Added on Sept 07, 2014
    How to update your BBQLinux Distro

    i've bad experience with Windows Update at work so i never did try updating BBQLinux until now Thanks to Santhosh M for sharing his experience . . .

    Just follow the commands & updating works like a charm !

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    You can find all updated packages downloaded to /var/cache/pacman/pkg so make a backup & in case of OS corruption then you can use it, no need to download all over again . . .

    Added on Oct 04, 2014
    Native UEFI booting BBQLinux

    What is UEFI. What is the benefit ? Got mine booted to login screen in just 9 seconds & i'm not even using SSD !

    Been using Vbox for quite awhile now, did install Native-Boot but only now free to look into UEFI booting for my mobo & found out all those steps are not needed for BBQLinux except modified UEFI Shell v2 binary ( scroll further down & you'll see it )

    For reference only, BBQLinux now support auto UEFI installation.

    Steps
    1. Download Rufus or on Linux & create a UEFI bootable USB drive from BBQLinux iso
    2. Boot to Bios or press F8 for Boot Menu on Asus mobo & select the BBQLinux UEFI USB drive to boot to install BBQLinux
    3. Assign 100MB for /boot/efi, swap, root, home as per your preferences. Upon finishing, installer will tell you EFI variables are not supported, just ignore it & reboot.
    4. Boot the BBQLinux Installer again, use caja to mount the 100Mb partition, download, extract UEFI Shell v2 to the root of this partition & rename it to shell.efi
    5. Reboot to Bios, pull out BBQLinux Installer USB drive, boot to launch UEFI shell & follow below command.
      Code:
      bcfg add 0 fs0:\EFI\BBQLinux\grubx64.efi "BBQLinux"
      exit
    6. Navigate to Bios Boot section, select BBQLinux, boot to this entry and enjoy.
    Accessing EFI Shell on most mobo more or less the same so hunt for it if yours is not a Asus mobo . . .

    ScreenShot

    Updates
    Latest bbqlinux-2014.10.03-x86_64
    Complete detail Walk-Through for setting up UEFI BBQLinux with photos


    They say A picture is worth a thousand words hopefully newbies will be able to DIY after going thru all these. This Walk-Through setup details my Build Box that uses Asus mobo however it should be more or less similar for most mobo available on the market.

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    After you have booted up the UEFI BBQLinux Installer USB drive, you'll be greeted with the above. Press N

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    Press Enter

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    This screen will ask you to enroll the BBQLinux Installer USB drive loader.efi

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    This error details that you need to enroll \bbqlinux\boot\x86_64\vmlinuz too

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    Repeat the above process, look for vmlinuz & enroll it.

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    After this you should be able to boot the UEFI BBQLinux Installer USB drive

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    Now that you have finally booted up the UEFI BBQLinux Installer USB drive, you'll be greeted with above Welcome Screen, you can either choose Install BBQLinux or Try BBQLinux

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    After you choose Install BBQLinux, above notification will pop-up.

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    Go-thru each of the simple BBQLinux Installer menu & you'll get it installed. Generic calamares installation video. Below is obsolete info for reference, BBQLinux now support auto UEFI installation.

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    The newly installed BBQLinux won't boot b'cos you need additional steps to setup UEFI

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    Reboot BBQLinux Installer again & follow command above.
    Code:
    sudo efibootmgr -c -l "EFI\BBQLinux\grubx64.efi" -L "BBQLinux" [COLOR=red]<- This command assume you only have one Hard Disk Drive[/COLOR]
    sudo efibootmgr [COLOR=Red]<- This command will list out the boot order[/COLOR]
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    Your BBQLinux HDD has the UEFI label & now you shall be able to boot up UEFI BBQLinux

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    My BBQLinux Build Box

    Misc Tips

    Updates

    As mentioned, UEFI BBQLinux Native-Boot on normal HDD on SATA 6 boots up & shutdown faster than Win8.1(non UEFI) on SSD SATA 6, try it yourself then you'll know !

    As you've seen all other guides elsewhere, same advice, familiarize yourself with UEFI on Virtualbox first then only try it on real HDD. System -> Put a check mark at Enable EFI (special OSes only).

    If you're trying it on actual HDD then better to disconnect other HDD as you wouldn't want bad things to happen in case of a single mistake.

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    You can skip a few more hassle if you don't use UEFI Windows. More info here, here & here

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    If you already have other UEFI linux distro, you can use efibootmgr to setup two different UEFI boot label. Below example details two BBQLinux installation on two different HDD. Change accordingly to you Distro.

    Code:
    sudo efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sd[SIZE=4][COLOR=blue]d[/COLOR][/SIZE] -p 1 -L "[COLOR=blue]BBQLinux[/COLOR]" -l "EFI\[COLOR=blue]BBQLinux[/COLOR]\grubx64.efi"
    sudo efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sd[SIZE=4][COLOR=blue]c[/COLOR][/SIZE] -p 1 -L "[COLOR=Blue]BBQLinux 1[/COLOR]" -l "EFI\[COLOR=blue]BBQLinux[/COLOR]\grubx64.efi"
    sudo efibootmgr
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    Now both the UEFI BBQLinux & BBQLinux 1 is at the Boot Menu
    Added on Mar 30, 2015
    Jenkins on BBQLinux

    Added on Apr 13, 2015

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    Tried fresh bbqlinux-2015.03.22-x86_64.iso UEFI installation on my OCZ SSD & it auto-detect & auto added UEFI boot menu by itself so just let BBQLinux installer do its job instead of manual partitioning . . . Refer to attachment -> View attachment 3236670

    Time taken for building from source is also cut by half when using SSD . . .

    Added on May 05, 2015
    BBQLinux on non-Android Development laptop

    Installed UEFI BBQLinux on my non-android-developer friend's Samsung Laptop with Celeron Processor & he is super happy that it boots & shutdown super lightning fast compared to the bundle OS . . . Below are the packages that i had to remove since sudo pacman -Syu will update it as well
    Code:
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_Studio"]android-studio[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R android-support
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_software_development"]android-sdk[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R monodevelop-debugger-gdb
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonoDevelop"]monodevelop[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meld_(software)"]meld[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=755265"]heimdall[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileZilla"]filezilla[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Inkscape"]inkscape[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R gimp-dbp
    sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-fblur
    sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-gmic
    sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-lqr
    sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-mathmap
    sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-wavelet-decompose
    sudo pacman -R gimp-plugin-wavelet-denoise
    sudo pacman -R gimp-refocus
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMP"]gimp[/URL]
    
    sudo pacman -R [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice"]libreoffice[/URL]-fresh
    Since he is not using it for android development & he is more familiar with openoffice, i install it for him & told him to help himself with whatever apps that he may needs . . . :good:
    Code:
    yaourt -S openoffice
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    Updates
    Tried building recovery & it says not enough memory as it comes with only 2GB Ram, tried with swap file & that solved the problem ! In spite of removing quite a few apps, there are still alot of Android binary stuff in it !

    Swap my Desktop PC SSD for testing purpose & expected to re-installing everything but it boots up without doing anything !

    This time only allocated 256MB swap & that too builds without problems, Conclusion : You don't need 16GB RAM for building from source as advice by many other guides, just invest in a SSD & use swapfile ! BBQLinux OS on a 60GB SSD should be enough for building ROMs too, either get an external HDD for data storage or use back the existing laptop HDD as an external HDD.

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    Completed building recovery on Celeron laptop, it only use up 67.8% of the newly allocated 256MB swap.

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    Only now realize that my Desktop 16GB RAM was hardly used, wasted my money upgrading RAM, same amount of money should've got me a bigger SSD !

    Updates
    How to confirmed that you have really boot into UEFI OS
    Code:
    [COLOR="Blue"]bootctl status[/COLOR]
    
    System:
       Machine ID: be56bf48b7444091ba1c651c91e2c45f
          Boot ID: 68d69ecf4cb9470b88754b968f4e6b22
      Secure Boot: disabled
       Setup Mode: setup
    
    Selected Firmware Entry:
            Title: UEFI OS
        Partition: /dev/disk/by-partuuid/bb6adf13-4b2b-4745-9b22-ec0ef5bdf56a
             File: └─[COLOR="blue"]EFI/BBQLinux/grubx64.efi[/COLOR]
    Source

    Added on May 23, 2015
    i've created a barebone BBQLinux xfce4 with BBQLinux Media Generator for installation on my friends PCs & laptops, full credits to Master Shifu codeworkx

    Removed all development stuff so now its about 800MB with installed size at just 4.2GB ! Though you'll have to install apps that you want with a simple sudo pacman -S 'name of apps'

    So go ahead & install it to your old PCs/ Laptops, family & friends PCs & Laptops, let them experience the goodies of BBQLinux & they'll be amaze of how well it performs, super fast, like brand new !

    Will work on any PCs/ Laptops after the year 2006.(64bit CPU either AMD or Intel)

    Added on May 27, 2015
    Got my old Canon MP140 scanner working as simple as Plug & Play !
    Code:
    sudo pacman -S xsane gocr
    Source

    Added on Oct 09, 2015
    Got bored with mate desktop then switch to xfce4 then to cinnamon easily without reinstalling everything... :cowboy:
    Code:
    sudo [URL="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman#Upgrading_packages"]pacman -Syu[/URL]
    sudo pacman -S bbqlinux-desktop-xfce4
    sudo pacman -[STRIKE]Rsc[/STRIKE] bbqlinux-desktop-mate
    [URL="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Allow_users_to_shutdown"]systemctl reboot[/URL]
    Code:
    sudo pacman -S bbqlinux-desktop-cinnamon
    sudo pacman -[STRIKE]Rsc[/STRIKE] bbqlinux-desktop-xfce4
    systemctl reboot
    Enjoy the new desktop environment & i believe the same can be apply to all the other desktop too. Updates - 13-Oct-2015 Tested & confirmed all five bbqlinux desktop works using above techniques without re-installation... :cool:

    Updates => Just did a new installation for a friend's laptop & it doesn't work, use pacman -Rs & it worked, however on my BBQLinux Desktop( Month of May iso ), pacman -Rsc works... :confused:

    Updates 29-Feb-2016
    Need to search a certain string on the source code but its like taking forever then use... :good:
    Code:
    sudo pacman -S [URL="https://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher"]the_silver_searcher[/URL]
    The code

    How Linux is Built
    11
    As mentioned, cm & Omni doesn't boot on MTK as most MTK vendors doesn't include kernel source...
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    However, i did check out with Master Shifu Dee_Troy when i hang out here & he told me there is no mkvendor.sh on Omni source & ask me to refer to one & only MTK device tree here & it did built TWRP 2.7 on 4.4 branch... :cool:

    So i suggest the same that you do some research, look at various device tree example here, use the one closest siblings to your device, manually edit all those files & i'm sure it'll built or try hang out here or here... :good:
    7
    BBQLinux is now available in four different flavors.
    MATE, GNOME, KDE PLASMA and XFCE!

    http://www.bbqlinux.org/
    6
    The first one - bbqlinux-2014.03.16-x86_64.iso, installs great, boots with no problems (after monkeying) has a working desktop and tools but will not update! Every time i try to update, either using packman or the GUI it errors. GUI say "Unknown Error" and pacman gives errors about "invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature)" or "error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) terminus-font: /etc/fonts/conf.d/75-yes-terminus.conf exists in filesystem" - have tried many fixes but can't get past those errors!

    sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/75-yes-terminus.conf
    sudo pacman -S bbqlinux-keyring
    sudo pacman-key --populate bbqlinux
    sudo pacman -Suy

    The second one - bbqlinux-2014.05.01-x86_64.iso, installs great, boots with no problem (after monkeying) but the desktop does not work - just keeps opening caja at the bottom of the screen, hundreds and thousands of them!!!

    Help please, thank you

    never seen this issue.
    press ctrl+f3, login and run sudo pacman -Suy to update everything, then reboot.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app
    5
    Hmm, i never had to install anything, may be its device specific, idk . . . :eek:

    But Hey, you should share the how-to here, everyone know its pain in the ass to install arch packages . . . :laugh:

    Never knew this thread got featured at the XDA Portal thanks to WILL VERDUZCO & JIMMY MCGEE . . . :highfive:
    Updates : Totally forgotten to mentioned Jordan Keyes doing the BBQLinux coverage at XDA TV . . . :eek:

    Since this question was asked at the portal for app development, BBQLinux includes Android SDK, Android Studio, Geany & Meld.

    Someone even mentioned that he has to install JDK8 then only it'll work for his app development but i can't find that link, either it was the keyword BBQLinux, Archlinux, JDK8 or something else i can't recall . . . :eek: