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#1 2011-07-30 06:54:17

tpowa
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2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Hi Arch community,

Arch Linux (archboot creation tool) 2011.07-2, "2k11-R4" has been released.
To avoid confusion, this is not an official arch linux iso release!

Homepage and for more information on archboot:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Archboot

Summary:
- bump to latest kernels, plain bugfix release.

KNOWN ISSUE  READ 1ST:
If you use this ISO or 2k11-R3 please delete these 2 files:
/tmp/install/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_net.conf
/tmp/install/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_sound.conf
before you reboot to your real system.

Or remove the files from your existing system:
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_net.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_sound.conf
else you will end up with no network or sound.

Please also cleanup /etc/rc.conf file MODULES= array

Sorry for the inconvience, blacklisting and loading of modules changed,
next version will not suffer from this anymore.

Hybrid image file and torrent is provided, which include
i686 and x86_64 core repository. Please check md5sum before using it.

Hybrid image file is a standard CD-burnable image and also a raw disk image.
    - Can be burned to CD(RW) media using most CD-burning utilities.
    - Can be raw-written to a drive using 'dd' or similar utilities.
      This method is intended for use with USB thumb drives.

Please get it from your favorite arch linux mirror:
https://downloads.archlinux.de/iso/archboot/2011.07/
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2011.07/

/boot for PXE/Rescue files are provided here:
https://downloads.archlinux.de/iso/arch … 11.07/boot
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2011.07/boot

Changelog:

GENERAL:
- kernel 2.6.39.3 / LTS kernel 2.6.32.43
- pacman 3.5.3 usage
- RAM recommendations: 320 MB

Kernel changes:
- bump to latest .39 series and bump lts to latest .32 series

Removed features:
- tcp_wrappers removed

Environment changes:
- merged in latest mkinitcpio changes
- removed i386-efi install media boot support

hwdetect changes:
- none

setup changes:
- added ro bootoptions to all bootloaders
- changed cdrom package installation to use the squashfs tarballs

quickinst changes:
- none

Further documentation can be found on-disk and on the wiki.
Have fun!

greetings
tpowa

Last edited by tpowa (2011-08-07 20:46:09)

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#2 2011-07-30 10:21:32

skodabenz
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

@tpowa: Are you planning on releasing 2011.08-1 iso soon? I see that you have tagged http://projects.archlinux.org/archboot. … =2011.08-1 with testing/linux 3.0 changes in the archboot git repo. I have downloaded about 50% of the 2011.07-2 iso. Should I wait for 2011.08 iso or continue with the remaining download?

Last edited by skodabenz (2011-07-30 10:23:18)


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#3 2011-07-30 18:17:53

broken pipe
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

thx a lot for the new release. but there's something wrong with grub2-bios. it doesn't install propably. i installed arch twice using this image but it failed each time. syslinux works out of the box.
i think it does't write the mbr because after the first boot it tries to boot from pxe, usb etc because no bootable installation has been found.

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#4 2011-07-30 18:28:32

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

broken pipe wrote:

thx a lot for the new release. but there's something wrong with grub2-bios. it doesn't install propably. i installed arch twice using this image but it failed each time. syslinux works out of the box.
i think it does't write the mbr because after the first boot it tries to boot from pxe, usb etc because no bootable installation has been found.

Are you using anything like RAID or LVM? If you are using GPT partitioning, have you created a 1 MiB bios_grub partition? In case of MBR partitioning, make sure atleast 1 MiB space is present between the first 512 byte MBR region and the starting sector of the 1st partition.


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#5 2011-07-30 18:45:51

broken pipe
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

yes encrypted lvm, msdos partition table created with fdisk. i install this setup ~once in two month, 1.5mb are reserved in front of the first partition. even when i chroot into the installation and reinstall the mbr again, it doesn't work. but after the syslinux installation it works now

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#6 2011-07-30 18:58:57

skodabenz
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

broken pipe wrote:

yes encrypted lvm, msdos partition table created with fdisk. i install this setup ~once in two month, 1.5mb are reserved in front of the first partition. even when i chroot into the installation and reinstall the mbr again, it doesn't work. but after the syslinux installation it works now

Post the output of

sudo /sbin/grub_bios-install --boot-directory=/boot --no-floppy --recheck --debug /dev/<your device>

EDIT 1: Also what is the file size of /boot/grub/core.img ? The gap after 512 byte MBR region should be able to accommodate the core.img file.

EDIT 2: Maybe we should take this to a new thread since this problem seems to be independent of Archboot.

Last edited by skodabenz (2011-07-30 19:15:26)


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#7 2011-07-31 15:40:09

Derson5
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Where is 2011.08 version to download?

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#8 2011-07-31 18:21:50

tpowa
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

The 2011.08 version is not yet prepared, the scripts are available in testing that the depends work.
The next ISO will be released at the end of august or at the beginning of september.

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#9 2011-07-31 20:44:55

L0cutus
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

time to add zfs support ?
from zfs-discuss ML:
---
Hi,
I've seen that my system was loading a GRUB+ZFS upgrade from Darik's PPA :
Version: 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3+zfs2~natty2
And now, that's the miracle :
root@totor:~# grub-probe /
zfs
First time I see it, and it puts a smile on my face :-)
---

thanks ! :-)

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#10 2011-08-01 07:13:40

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

I'm trying to burn the iso file onto my usb stick (Logitech MobileLite) using the dd command but I'm getting an error every time saying "/dev/sdX: access denied" where my usb stick is mounted.

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#11 2011-08-01 07:32:25

tpowa
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

fettouhi wrote:

I'm trying to burn the iso file onto my usb stick (Logitech MobileLite) using the dd command but I'm getting an error every time saying "/dev/sdX: access denied" where my usb stick is mounted.

Don't mount your device, and don't use sdX X is a placeholder for your real device, most probably b,c,d,e,f.
greetings
tpowa

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#12 2011-08-01 08:03:06

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

I unmounted my device and I of course put in sdi1 but it still doesn't work.

EDIT: Got it working.

Last edited by fettouhi (2011-08-01 08:43:24)

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#13 2011-08-01 12:00:11

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Well I got archboot burned to my usb stick but my eee 1001 refuses to boot from it. sad

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#14 2011-08-01 13:06:59

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Did you check the md5sum of the image you downloaded?

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#15 2011-08-01 13:21:48

fettouhi
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

steve___ wrote:

Did you check the md5sum of the image you downloaded?

I did not. I'll try to make burn it again and checking the md5sum beforehand.

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#16 2011-08-01 13:36:54

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Does this look right?

[af@andre ~]$ md5sum archlinux-2011.07-2-archboot.iso
62e962e74300bd5bd3fd154648e9dac5  archlinux-2011.07-2-archboot.iso
[af@andre ~]$ su -
Adgangskode:
[root@andre ~]# dd if=/home/af/archlinux-2011.07-2-archboot.iso of=/dev/sdi1 bs=1M
683+0 blokke ind
683+0 blokke ud
716177408 byte (716 MB) kopieret, 590,097 s, 1,2 MB/s

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#17 2011-08-01 14:12:28

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Yes.  You can verify by checking the md5sum text file on the mirrors, eg http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/archl … md5sum.txt

Does anything happen when you choose the USB Drive from the boot menu on the eee (I think it's F12)?

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#18 2011-08-01 15:04:55

fettouhi
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Nope nothing happens.

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#19 2011-08-01 15:45:11

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

edit: nevermind this.

Last edited by ijanos (2011-08-02 17:14:07)

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#20 2011-08-02 15:43:08

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

I had problems with booting from usb flash too. Everything was fine with 2011.06. But now I had to dd if=/dev/zero 50MB first, then create partition table, then create fat32 partition and only then dd iso to flash.

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#21 2011-08-03 08:06:33

fettouhi
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Can anyone get the iso to boot when burned to a CD? I keep getting EDD: Error 1000 reading sector 40500 and so forth

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#22 2011-08-03 13:39:27

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

One thing I would love to see added is a way to set up the network so that you can do a net install.  What I mean by this is I have to now use pppoe to connect.  When I was only using dhcp it worked great.  It would be nice to have another option for those that need to use pppoe.  I saw that I could either use dhcp and if I answered no to using this it wanted me to go through and enter in my IP address and other information.  For those that can not connect other then pppoe this only allows us to install the base system and a few other things but we can not take advantage of every thing that archboot allows us to use because of this.

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#23 2011-08-07 11:50:41

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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

I have encountered a problem. Internet and Sound did not work Out-of-the-Box like it used to be. Later i found out, that all the modules that were needed and even rc.conf listed them automagically, were blacklisted in blacklist_snd.conf and blacklist_net.conf. The setup routine must have done so. I hope, this helps and was not already reported somewhere else.

Greets

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#24 2011-08-07 20:47:11

tpowa
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

Added KNOWN ISSUES to announcement and wiki. Next version will have a much better method that works again as it should.

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#25 2011-08-07 20:50:03

karol
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Re: 2011.07-2 archboot "2k11-R4" ISO hybrid image released

smev81 wrote:

I have encountered a problem. Internet and Sound did not work Out-of-the-Box like it used to be. Later i found out, that all the modules that were needed and even rc.conf listed them automagically, were blacklisted in blacklist_snd.conf and blacklist_net.conf. The setup routine must have done so. I hope, this helps and was not already reported somewhere else.

Greets

It has already been reported https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25308 plus quite a few forum threads but thanks anyway :-)

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