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#1 2012-01-28 07:35:21

tpowa
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2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Hi Arch community,

Arch Linux (archboot creation tool) 2012.01-1, "2k12-R1" 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:
- pacman4 introduction, new LTS 3.0.x kernel and uefi shell

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/2012.01/
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2012.01/

/boot for PXE/Rescue files are provided here:
https://downloads.archlinux.de/iso/arch … 12.01/boot
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2012.01/boot


Changelog:

GENERAL:
- kernel 3.2.1 / LTS kernel 3.0.17
- pacman 4.0.1 usage
- RAM recommendations: 512 MB

Kernel changes:
- bump to latest 3.2.x series and bump lts to latest 3.0.x series

Removed features:
- None

Environment changes:
- added pacman4
- bumped lts kernel
- added kmod insted of module-init-tools
- synced with latest mkinitcpio changes
- added uefi shell

hwdetect changes:
- added fsck hook
- added shutdown hook

setup changes:
- adopt pacman4 changes
- adopt lts kernel changes
- added btrfs compression option
- allow btrfs on lts kernel
- added separate /usr detection
- fixed manual mounting of install media
- try to detect (using dmidecode) whether the UEFI boot has occured in a Mac

quickinst changes:
- adopt pacman4 changes
- adopt lts kernel changes

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

greetings
tpowa

Last edited by tpowa (2012-01-28 10:45:14)

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#2 2012-01-28 07:44:39

cybertorture
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Thanks a lot smile


O' rly ? Ya rly Oo

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#3 2012-01-28 09:50:01

Kodama
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

I tryed booting the iso in uefi mode x86_64 again today and it says:

error : efidisk read error

then the kernel panic happens where it says:

not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs to unknown-block (0,0)

that's all the info I can give. The kernel used is 3.2.1-2-ARCH.

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#4 2012-01-28 10:07:06

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Kodama wrote:

I tryed booting the iso in uefi mode x86_64 again today and it says:

error : efidisk read error

then the kernel panic happens where it says:

not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs to unknown-block (0,0)

that's all the info I can give. The kernel used is 3.2.1-2-ARCH.

Did you try in a CD or USB? And which kernel did you choose? I think the CD or USB is not properly setup. That kernel panic occurs if the initramfs image was not loaded in the kernel. I guess the file is corrupted in the CD/USB . Try recreating one wiht a slower speed. If you are using a USB drive, use flush or sync mount option, or sync command to complete the file copy operations beofre ejecting the drive.

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#5 2012-01-28 10:38:12

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

One more ChangeLog entry : The setup script tries to detect (using dmidecode) whether the UEFI boot has occured in a Mac and does not run efibootmgr in that case.

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#6 2012-01-28 10:58:05

Kodama
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

the.ridikulus.rat wrote:

Did you try in a CD or USB? And which kernel did you choose? I think the CD or USB is not properly setup. That kernel panic occurs if the initramfs image was not loaded in the kernel. I guess the file is corrupted in the CD/USB . Try recreating one wiht a slower speed. If you are using a USB drive, use flush or sync mount option, or sync command to complete the file copy operations beofre ejecting the drive.

I downloaded the iso again, put a lens cleaner disc in my dvd-drive, and burned it with 8x speed afterwards. Still the same result:

error: efidisk read error

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#7 2012-01-28 11:03:09

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Kodama wrote:
the.ridikulus.rat wrote:

Did you try in a CD or USB? And which kernel did you choose? I think the CD or USB is not properly setup. That kernel panic occurs if the initramfs image was not loaded in the kernel. I guess the file is corrupted in the CD/USB . Try recreating one wiht a slower speed. If you are using a USB drive, use flush or sync mount option, or sync command to complete the file copy operations beofre ejecting the drive.

I downloaded the iso again, put a lens cleaner disc in my dvd-drive, and burned it with 8x speed afterwards. Still the same result:

error: efidisk read error

I guess some issue with your CD writer? Can you try USB? It is way faster.

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#8 2012-01-28 11:06:21

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Or try this in grub commandline

grub> insmod ahci 

press "esc" (goes back to menu), and try the menu entry again.

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#9 2012-01-28 17:10:37

broken pipe
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

thanks a lot! smile

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#10 2012-01-29 23:52:35

Jristz
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

thanks this work perfect now
only take around 2 sec more than previows version

but work

bye


Well, I suppose that this is somekind of signature, no?

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#11 2012-01-30 13:05:51

Kodama
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

I created a bootable usb drive using:

sudo dd if=archlinux-2012.01-1-archboot.iso of=/dev/sdb

when hitting F8 at boot to get into boot menu it's shown as:

Generic Flash Disk 8.07

but this only boots into normal mode. How do I get it to boot into uefi?

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#12 2012-01-30 13:15:21

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

dd'ing the iso will not work for uefi boot. Follow https://gitorious.org/tianocore_uefi_du … I_boot_USB

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#13 2012-01-30 16:14:40

lam
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Hello

When I boot the new iso I get also follow message :

error: efidisk read error

I created a bootable USB stick with the instructions of the.ridikulus.rat, which will boot without problems under UEFI

kudos

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#14 2012-01-30 16:44:32

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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

From what @Iam mentions, I think something is wrong in the way grub2 reads iso9660 fs (if the file is corrupted that error would have come even in USB boot, but it doesn't). Best would be to go the USB way till thi issue is resolved.

@Iam: Do me a favour. Boot into the Archboot CD (not USB). Go into grub2 command line ("c" option), type

grub> set pager=0
grub> set debug=all

, then press esc to go back to menu, and then try the menu entry again. Post a screeshot of what error you saw (try to type it if you can). I will report it to grub2 upstream.

This iso did not give any problems in VirtualBox UEFI mode. I tried only the USB in real system since my DVD writer is broken.

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#15 2012-01-30 16:45:39

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

the.ridikulus.rat wrote:

dd'ing the iso will not work for uefi boot. Follow https://gitorious.org/tianocore_uefi_du … I_boot_USB

@tpowa: Please add the above link to Archboot wiki page.

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#16 2012-01-30 17:09:50

clu
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Hello all,

I've created an archboot usb device in order to get a UEFI booting system running on an Asus UX21. The machine has an intel i7 (64-bit ... of course).

The usb device successfully loads grub but I can only boot i686 kernels. Trying to load an x86_64 kernel leaves a blank screen running indefinitely. So I have used the advice above and set the following variables in the grub console:

grub> set pager=0
grub> set debug=all

and then tried to boot the x86_64 kernel. I get a whole bunch of mmap EFI memory region output and at some point lib/relocator.c reports "Blocking at 0x8988f000-0xb7a04000." At this point the system simply hangs there and never does anything else (I've let it sit for 20 minutes).

Any advice?

Edit: screenshot

Last edited by clu (2012-01-31 16:59:53)


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#17 2012-01-30 17:13:22

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

@clu: Please post this (info + a screenshot of the debug=all output) in grub-devel or bug-grub ML or in #grub irc freenode. The issue seems to be with grub2 memory allocator.

EDIT: Just mention this occurs with grub2 bzr mainline r3750. extra/grub2* packages use bzr snapshots (for now), not 1.99 release tarball.

Last edited by the.ridikulus.rat (2012-01-30 18:59:18)

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#18 2012-01-30 18:40:16

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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

clu wrote:

DoubleEdit: This issue is apparently solved in grub r3807

10:34 < CIA-133> GNU GRUB: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko <phcoder@gmail.com> * r3807 grub/ (4 files in 3 dirs): (log message trimmed)
10:34 < CIA-133> GNU GRUB: * grub-core/disk/scsi.c (grub_scsi_read_capacity): Renamed to ...
10:34 < CIA-133> GNU GRUB: (grub_scsi_read_capacity10): ... this.
10:34 < CIA-133> GNU GRUB: (grub_scsi_read_capacity16): New function.
10:34 < CIA-133> GNU GRUB: (grub_scsi_open): Use read_capacity16 if read_capacity10 returned
10:34 < CIA-133> GNU GRUB: 0xffffffff.
10:34 < CIA-133> GNU GRUB: Fix off-by-one error.

No. Thats not the fix. That message is for devs in the irc channel to know that the bzr repo has been updated with a new commit (which may/may not be relevant to the issue discussed). I have compiled grub2-efi-x86_64 r3804 (needs few changes in the PKGBUILD) but that alone is not enough for updating the grub2 code in Archboot, especially if you don't know how Archboot's grub2 is setup or how grub2 uefi booting works internally.

To update the iso:

Download the files from http://db.tt/gZT4rifS .
Extract Archboot iso to (EXTDIR) (replace EXTDIR with actual extracted dir path)
Replace (EXTDIR)/efi/boot/bootx64.efi , (EXTDIR)/efi/grub2/grub2_uefi.bin , (EXTDIR)/efi/shell/shellx64.efi (optional) with the corresponding downloaded files.
Install extra/libisoburn and core/syslinux packages and run (to generate new iso - copy paste with relevant paths modified)

xorriso -as mkisofs \
	-iso-level 3 -rock -joliet \
	-max-iso9660-filenames -omit-period \
	-omit-version-number -allow-leading-dots \
	-relaxed-filenames -allow-lowercase -allow-multidot \
	-volid "ARCHBOOT" \
	-p "prepared by custom" \
	-eltorito-boot boot/syslinux/isolinux.bin \
	-eltorito-catalog boot/syslinux/boot.cat \
	-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
	-eltorito-alt-boot --efi-boot efi/grub2/grub2_uefi.bin -no-emul-boot \
	-isohybrid-mbr /usr/lib/syslinux/isohdpfx.bin \
	-output ./archboot.iso (EXTDIR)

Burn the iso to a cd and try again. AFAIK this issue does not occur with USB right?

Last edited by the.ridikulus.rat (2012-01-30 18:41:59)

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#19 2012-01-30 18:51:20

lam
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

I made a Video sorry for the bad quality

Video: error Archboot uefi youtube

hope it helps

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#20 2012-01-30 18:56:10

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

@Iam: @clu has discussed it with grub2 devs and they seem to have found the issue. Can you try updating Archboot iso with files/info at https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 2#p1050192 ?

Last edited by the.ridikulus.rat (2012-01-30 18:56:28)

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#21 2012-01-30 19:34:21

lam
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

@the.ridikulus.rat same error

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#22 2012-01-30 21:17:25

clu
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

@lam: What model of computer are you trying this on? Which kernel(s) cause(s) this problem for you?

Last edited by clu (2012-01-30 21:17:44)


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#23 2012-01-30 22:44:35

Kodama
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

lam wrote:

Hello

When I boot the new iso I get also follow message :

error: efidisk read error

I created a bootable USB stick with the instructions of the.ridikulus.rat, which will boot without problems under UEFI

kudos

glad to see someone confirming this problem with

error: efidisk read error

so it's not an issue with my cd burner after all :-)
(besides md5sum was ok and there were no errors reported during the burn process).

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#24 2012-01-31 02:59:41

lam
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

Brand New asus m5a97 64bit normal Kernel Not the LTS.

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#25 2012-01-31 06:00:59

the.ridikulus.rat
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Re: 2012.01-1 archboot "2k12-R1" ISO hybrid image released

@clu, Kodama, Iam : Try the files from http://db.tt/gZT4rifS (bzr r3807) now.

Last edited by the.ridikulus.rat (2012-01-31 06:53:10)

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