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#26 2007-09-12 12:43:05

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

good question this shouldn't happen at all, thanks for your debugging i try to find out why this happens.

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#27 2007-09-13 06:06:29

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

the difference is probably the missing filesystem module, i don't know why this fails but i got an other report.

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#28 2007-09-13 16:25:45

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

ok bug indetified:
i really apologize for this because it's something that shouldn't happen at all, but im only a human too.
/dev is not correctly mounted in installation system (during archboot cleanup i thought this is not needed sad )
--> setup cannot bind /dev to installed system.
--> autodetection of filesystem will fail, which will cause the default initrd to fail on boot.

2 workarounds:
First workaround before entering setup:
mount -t ramfs none /dev
/etc/start_udev
now setup works as it should!
Second workaround:
while using setup:
edit /etc/mkinitcpio to not include autodetect in HOOKS= array

1 workaround if you already installed and system doesn't boot:
use the kernel26-fallback.img as initrd in your bootloader
after successfull boot just fix the ramdisk:
mkinitcpio -p kernel26

sorry again, for any non functional default initramdisk by using this ISO.
greetings
tpowa

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#29 2007-09-14 00:47:04

rixxon
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

tpowa: so I guess my problem was totally unrelated to cryptsetup?
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=37319

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#30 2007-09-14 04:49:45

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

rixxon correct.

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#31 2007-09-17 19:46:27

basi18
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

hello,

i have tried the workaround for an installed system but it still doesn't boot.
the last error message i get is

kinit: MOunted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly
kinit: init not found!

I don't know which mistake i could have made. Is there another solution for the problem?

thanks in advance

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#32 2007-09-19 13:59:27

Don-DiZzLe
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

Im getting an error during FTP install of option 2 'select packages' from the menu. It dont matter which server I pick from the list the error is 'error fethcing package list from server' and in ALT-F5 its '550 failed to change directory'

Probably something to do with the repo's shuffe from current to core.

Anyways atm i cant install arch, so is there somekind of workaround for this?

I changed all the references of current to core in pacman.conf and /etc/pacman.d/current but still no luck

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#33 2007-09-19 15:43:30

shining
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

Don-DiZzLe wrote:

Im getting an error during FTP install of option 2 'select packages' from the menu. It dont matter which server I pick from the list the error is 'error fethcing package list from server' and in ALT-F5 its '550 failed to change directory'

Probably something to do with the repo's shuffe from current to core.

Anyways atm i cant install arch, so is there somekind of workaround for this?

I changed all the references of current to core in pacman.conf and /etc/pacman.d/current but still no luck

hmm.. http://archlinux.org/news/345/

Hopefully, there will be a new iso soon for this problem, but also the /dev not mounted one.
There are several reports of "kernel panic after fresh install" every day. smile


pacman roulette : pacman -S $(pacman -Slq | LANG=C sort -R | head -n $((RANDOM % 10)))

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#34 2007-09-20 11:23:13

arunvragh
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

Don't Panic 2008.1 x86_64  full iso continuosly displayed a message during install

init c0 respawning too fast
shutting for 5 minutes (or something like that)

and after install 1 st boot it went into the trying to kill init panic.

I simply nstalled Duke iso and updated via inernet no issues...

Wonder if a corrected iso will be available soon

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#35 2007-09-20 12:15:44

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

it will be soon corrected, my test iso already fixed this stuff, some stuff needs to be cleanud up a bit then new isos will show up here.

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#36 2007-09-20 21:49:16

okraits
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

No problem tpowa, you do a great job!

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#37 2007-09-24 06:44:25

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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

Just wanted to add my experience with 2007.08.1-i686.

I got a kernel panic at first boot, so I booted in fallback, updated pacman and the whole system (-Syu). Now everything seems to work fine (didn't notice but probably the kernel has been updated from CD to repos).

Last edited by Matt3o (2007-09-24 06:45:00)

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#38 2007-09-24 07:02:03

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

http://www.archlinux.org/~tpowa/rc-iso/
new test isos which fits to core repository

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#39 2007-09-24 08:58:32

Lone_Wolf
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

- Ram usage increased to 144MB

Maybe it's time to list that memory requirement for installing on the "get arch" page ?


Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#40 2007-09-24 09:01:36

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

well the 144 is not valid anymore, i tried x64 that fails with 144mb ram.
new setting will be 160mb ram

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#41 2007-09-25 07:03:53

once
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

some problem with highpoint htp370 chip module, sometime slow or halt but not die,
every booting take about 5 min, any idea?

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#42 2007-09-25 13:01:05

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

is it pata or ide?
if you get bad performance on disk it's mostly a problem in pata subsystem and recommended to use ide-legacy boot option.
if it's sata or scsi then its probably a kernel bug

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#43 2007-09-25 15:32:42

Don-DiZzLe
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

I have a problem with the latest Archlinux-i686-2007.09-0.1.core.iso;

At the 'Configure System' dialog and then the 'set root password' option I get an error:

chroot: cannot run command 'passwd' ; Exec format error

How do i bypass this cuz everything else works perfectly on the new isos.

EDIT: Do i need to do chroot /mnt and then passwd after installation?

Last edited by Don-DiZzLe (2007-09-25 15:52:20)

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#44 2007-09-25 16:03:07

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

if you don't set a password just login as root without password after installation

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#45 2007-09-25 16:03:28

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

i'll look into the passwd thing soon

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#46 2007-09-25 16:46:34

Don-DiZzLe
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

I also noticed that during installation it picks X64_86 servers instead 32-bit when using the i686 version.

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#47 2007-09-25 17:12:26

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

argh thanks for mentioning this, i just found my mirrors.txt broken

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#48 2007-09-26 06:47:13

Don-DiZzLe
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

One other thing, the kernel26 installed just fine alongside everything in base but it did not create these 2 file: kernel26-fallback.img and kernel26.img. Therefore I could not boot my system. After installation grub installed fine but /boot did not contain those 2 files.

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#49 2007-09-26 12:07:05

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

yes thats normal, because pacman installed 64 bit packages and during kernel installation programs are executed to create the initd.
I try to fix this in next 2 days, im working again the whole day so my time for arch is limited on evenings.
It is easy to fix this temporary by just choosing custom server during ftp install and point it to correct server location.
Or just use the core iso normal installation, you have no advantage of ftp atm because the packages are 2 days old on the core iso.

next core ISO will probably also have support for systems with only 64 MB RAM again.
thanks for debugging and testing those ISOs.
greetings
tpowa

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#50 2007-09-26 12:35:42

Don-DiZzLe
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

no problem, keep up the excellent work.

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