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#1 2011-08-11 13:11:22

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
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2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Hi Arch community,

Arch Linux (archboot creation tool) 2011.08-2, "2k11-R5" 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:
- merge in linux 3.0 changes, plain bugfix release.

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/2011.08/
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2011.08/

/boot for PXE/Rescue files are provided here:
https://downloads.archlinux.de/iso/arch … 11.08/boot
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2011.08/boot

Changelog:

GENERAL:
- kernel 3.0.1 / LTS kernel 2.6.32.44
- pacman 3.5.3 usage
- RAM recommendations: 320 MB

Kernel changes:
- bump to latest 3.0 series and bump lts to latest .32 series

Removed features:
- none

Environment changes:
- removed hwdetect module loading, all is done by udev now
- removed vmware detection hook, old and not needed anymore
- new ide_blacklist hook for ide-legacy usage

hwdetect changes:
- code cleanup
- removed module blacklisting
- added udev rule generation for persistent network names
- added modprobe.conf file generation for persistent sound cards

setup changes:
- changed everything for linux 3.0

quickinst changes:
- changed everything for linux 3.0

Known Issue:
- creating swapspace bigger than 2GB is broken!
  use LTS kernel for swapspace bigger than 2GB, will be fixed in 2011.09!

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

greetings
tpowa

Last edited by tpowa (2011-08-16 08:08:06)

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#2 2011-08-11 13:31:12

archman-cro
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Is this release including the fix for GRUB being unable to install itself, so we had to use chroot? (GRUB Error 15, I think...)

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#3 2011-08-11 13:32:30

tpowa
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Yes it fixes this. It includes the latest grub package from core.

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#4 2011-08-14 16:52:51

zenlord
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Installation went without a hiccup. BTRFS for /.

THX!

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#5 2011-08-15 07:14:21

adee
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

zenlord wrote:

Installation went without a hiccup. BTRFS for /.

THX!

Without fsck? Is that safe? smile

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#6 2011-08-16 06:52:54

zenlord
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

adee wrote:
zenlord wrote:

Installation went without a hiccup. BTRFS for /.

THX!

Without fsck? Is that safe? smile

The system that was installed is only used as a printserver for someone's 3rd printer - It's more of a testcase than a critical production-system smile

BTW: I had to revisit the system because it appeared that grub2 was installed, but the timeout was not set, so grub2 would wait until a key was pressed. Running a
'# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg'

was enough to get it to work, but it probably means something did go wrong with the install, which means there is still room for improvement (albeit veeeeeery little smile)

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#7 2011-08-16 08:09:04

tpowa
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Added comment about broken swapspace creation bigger than 2GB, it's a bug in current util-linux in combination with kernel 3.0

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#8 2011-08-16 15:20:46

twix
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Great work !

But i can't manage to get btrfs root fs working (no separate boot partition)

What I got when booting arch from grub:

error: file not found
error : you need to load kernel first

(grub error)
Using GRUB2-BIOS from installer, 1 subvol from installer and no further configuration

Last edited by twix (2011-08-16 15:27:03)

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#9 2011-08-16 16:04:58

tpowa
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Subvolumes are not supported without /boot partition. Didn't setup error on this?

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#10 2011-08-16 16:48:54

twix
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Yep, I have my boot folder under / in a subvolume, so it's that the problem ?
So just creating a separate boot partition in ext2 for example should solve it ?

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#11 2011-08-16 16:57:14

tpowa
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Yes having boot on no subvolume solves this.

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#12 2011-10-05 12:55:02

KairiTech
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

I am trying to set up a pure EFI boot with 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" but after grub2-efi-x86_64 is downloaded and installed the installer complains about not detecting GPT on " ." which leads me to believe that it actually cannot detect the device I'm trying to install GRUB to.

What information can I provide to help figure this out?

EDIT: Okay so I was able to get the no GPT detected complaint to go away by using /boot as the mountpoint for the 200MB EFI System partition (see below). But still can't boot up from that drive.   

Disk /dev/sdd: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name        Flags
 1      1049kB  211MB   210MB   fat16        EFI System  boot
 2      212MB   213MB   1049kB  ext4                     bios_grub
 3      213MB   2001MB  1788MB  ext4

Last edited by KairiTech (2011-10-06 03:20:28)


-=[ LIVE enabled UEFI with redundant syslinux pure systemd detached LUKS header partitionless encrypted GPT SSDx3 RAID0 because I can.  ]=-

Backward compatibility is for the masses. There's no dual-boot here...

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#13 2011-10-08 07:34:54

tpowa
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

New image released please continue there:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=127923

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#14 2011-10-08 09:12:08

bernarcher
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Re: 2011.08-2 archboot "2k11-R5" ISO hybrid image released

You read it- continue with the linked-in thread.

Closing this one on demand of the OP.


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