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#1 2009-02-17 13:00:37

brain0
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2009.02 ISO Release

From http://www.archlinux.org/news/434/

Aaron Griffin wrote:

We proudly announce the release of the new Arch Linux installation images, version 2009.02. It took us quite a while, but we think the result is worth it: we added some cool new things and ironed out some long-lasting imperfections.

2009.02 comes with the following features:
- Kernel 2.6.28
- Ext4 support. Installation can be done on a ext4 root partition.
- Rescue and maintenance capabilities for Ext4 root partitions
- Fallback ISOs with the ISOLINUX bootloader, for those that have
  trouble booting Grub-based images
- Several bugfixes in the installer
- Brought the included documentation up-to-date
- Inclusion of AIF (Arch Linux Installation Framework), the next
  generation installer, currently under development.

If you encounter any problems, you can check for bug reports (or file a new one) under the "Release Engineering" project

For more info about the releng team and how to get in touch with us, see the announcement

What's next?
------------
Our goal is to bring coordinated releases following the rhythm of kernel releases, in order to provide optimal hardware support.  The roadmap (and current open bugs) of the next release (which will be based on 2.6.29) can be found on the bug tracker

Download the new release

EDIT: From http://www.archlinux.org/news/435/

The original archlinux-2009.02-ftp-i686.img USB image was broken, a new image (archlinux-2009.02-2-ftp-i686.img) has been uploaded. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

With one image broken, we also had to create new torrents: We now use a single torrent per file again and added more mirrors to the webseeds. All seeders should stop seeding the old torrent and get the new ones.

Last edited by brain0 (2009-02-18 10:43:10)

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#2 2009-02-17 13:31:18

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

I will be installing this for my first time to use Arch Linux.

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#3 2009-02-17 14:08:18

Honken
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Will help to seed this. smile

Congratulations on the release!

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#4 2009-02-17 17:13:18

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

T2manner wrote:

I will be installing this for my first time to use Arch Linux.

I just installed it last night for my first time too smile

But now I have to sit at work waiting to get home and play with it more... *sigh*

Congrats to the devs!

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#5 2009-02-17 18:00:37

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

Congratulations! By the way, I believe that the Torrent file is a corrupt-uploaded file (or downloaded to my PC), because it has 0 bytes (which means emtpy), and so, doesn't load in my Bittorrent client hmm

EDIT: I got it to download properly, but, by the way, I'll be putting it downloading both ways (Direct and Torrent) big_smile Congratulations again!

Last edited by Alxe (2009-02-17 18:03:56)


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#6 2009-02-17 18:21:55

Bestiapeluda
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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

Cant wait to try the ext4 thingy

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#7 2009-02-17 19:04:25

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Honken wrote:

Congratulations on the release!

thanks.  hope you like it smile


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#8 2009-02-17 19:11:53

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Yeah, I have to say Congratulations on getting it out the door and on the new plan to sync it with kernel rel!


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#9 2009-02-17 19:17:21

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Yes big congratulations on ironing out those bugs and putting out a first successful release for the new Release Engineering team smile


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#10 2009-02-17 20:03:27

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

Waiting for kernel 2.6.29, which has ext4 fixes and the btrfs filesystem, and e2fsprogs 1.14.4 or later, which has ext4 fixes. Then I'll do some benchmarking with a CD that has those two, and Loop-AES.

Great work though, RE team!

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#11 2009-02-17 20:49:57

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

I just installed Arch-64 from ftp usb images and it worked like a charm.

Great work!
Thanks!

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#12 2009-02-17 22:49:31

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Thanks a lot for this. I had a reinstall yesterday, used the new disk, and everything went well. Sweet!

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#13 2009-02-18 00:34:40

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

Congrats from me, too. Haven't installed yet, but plan to.

Also: Looking forward to play around with AIF. If it does what it's supposed to do, I'll love it to death. C-:

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#14 2009-02-18 08:50:39

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

What is the different archlinux-2009.02-ftp-i686.img and archlinux-2009.02-2-ftp-i686.img?

Birger smile

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#15 2009-02-18 08:51:09

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Brilliant, I just installed the previous version two days ago wink


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#16 2009-02-18 09:08:08

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

MindTooth wrote:

What is the different archlinux-2009.02-ftp-i686.img and archlinux-2009.02-2-ftp-i686.img?

The former doesn't quite work, see the bug report for more information.

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#17 2009-02-18 15:04:49

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

Using the new x64 ISO, had one of my smoothest Arch installs yet

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#18 2009-02-18 15:31:53

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

I'm having trouble getting the new torrent file. It either doesn't download or gives me an empty file.

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#19 2009-02-18 16:00:15

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z0phi3l wrote:

Using the new x64 ISO, had one of my smoothest Arch installs yet

Conversely, last night I had the least smooth Arch install I've ever had using the same x64 iso. (First time with x64) While installing kde and then several media players like kaffeine, smplayer and gxine I had at least 5 pacman crashes related to a downloaded file being corrupt. Even opera was reported as being corrupt!

Rerunning the commands eventually got things installed but it slowed down things considerably when things bombed out during what should have been a simple but long download and install process.

Could the corrupt file issues have been caused by the servers getting hammered with the new release?

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#20 2009-02-18 16:06:42

brain0
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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

fflarex wrote:

I'm having trouble getting the new torrent file. It either doesn't download or gives me an empty file.

Which file are you trying to download? http://www.archlinux.org/download/ has been updated with direct links to the torrent files, and people are seeding a lot!

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#21 2009-02-18 16:08:36

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@fflarex: Have a new look/browser refresh on the download page again. Updated torrent files are available now.

@thecdn: Possible, yes. Mirrors are realy outdated for the last 3-4 days. Our ISO and also Debian 5.0 stressed them.
If you need mirror switching it's often the best to do a: pacman -Syy on the new mirror, so that you get the db file from this mirror...

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#22 2009-02-18 16:46:55

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

Props to the release team for ironing out the bugs and getting this out there. We are the first distro with our installer released with ext4 support (AFAIK).

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#23 2009-02-18 17:41:26

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Re: 2009.02 ISO Release

Installed perfect for me. Thanks a lot. big_smile

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#24 2009-02-18 17:41:42

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cdwillis wrote:

Props to the release team for ironing out the bugs and getting this out there. We are the first distro with our installer released with ext4 support (AFAIK).

Yep, aside from Ubuntu and Debian alpha/beta releases.

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#25 2009-02-18 18:44:57

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Yeah, we did it, the fist final/official version of Linux shipping with ext4 installation capabilities.


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