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#1 2007-09-08 20:59:40

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
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2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

Hi Arch community,

Arch Linux Don't Panic 2007.08.1 ISO release
in order to provide you with the latest and greatest arch stuff.
It is a little update to our latest ISO, which fixes mainly the
ntfs partition bootup bug which was experienced by some users.

Changelog to last Don't Panic installation ISO:
- kernel 2.6.22.6 usage
- renamed all hooks to use "_" instead of "-"
-> fixed disablehooks= boot parameter
- #7868 disabled kernel ntfs driver during arch_addons
- added 'nfsd' to installation environment
- added 'top' to installation environment
- fixed depends in install environment

Setup changes:
- #7830 Bad Grammar in Installer

EDIT:
This ISOs include a small, but nasty bug, which may lead to a non functional initramdisk if you use all defaults suggested by setup.

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

I apologize for any non functional default initramdisk by using this ISO.
greetings
tpowa

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#2 2007-09-08 22:16:23

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

gonna try this ftp iso and let u know if i have the same problem with the installation like the previous one
thx for the hard work
and btw welcome back


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#3 2007-09-09 06:56:09

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

danke!

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#4 2007-09-10 03:13:15

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

Where can I download it, Download page shows 2007.08
Thank you!

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#5 2007-09-10 03:39:31

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

stingray wrote:

Where can I download it, Download page shows 2007.08
Thank you!

I've found it on one of the US mirrors linked from the "Get Arch" tab above.  Just have a look around and you'll find it.

BTW, downloaded and installed 2007.08.1 earlier today - ZERO problems smile
But then I didn't have problems with the previous version of Don't Panic ISO...

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#6 2007-09-10 03:44:01

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

fwojciec wrote:

I've found it on one of the US mirrors linked from the "Get Arch" tab above.  Just have a look around and you'll find it.

Found it, thanks...

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#7 2007-09-10 10:15:36

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

Luxury! Great with a new kernel also indeed big_smile ..

Thumbs up !

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#8 2007-09-10 16:32:43

Flying Saxman
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Registered: 2007-02-26
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

scarney wrote:

danke!

Just a question: Are you also german-speaking or why "danke!"? Is this word also already adapted to the american-english? (I was also very confused as I newly read "Gesundheit" in an english garfield-strip"...)

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#9 2007-09-10 16:35:41

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

hrm seems english becomes germanized wink

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#10 2007-09-10 16:49:45

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

yeah, and just the other way round. In a few years or decades all (former) english-speaking countries will speak a perfect german and the (former) german-speaking countries will speak only english (but which english? american or british english?)... wink

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#11 2007-09-10 19:21:24

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

just one thing that comes to mind while downloading the torrent. i think it would be best to include the md5sum text file in each torrent in the future cause ppl who choose that way to download need to later visit a mirror to get it if they actually want to check the integrity of the iso

Last edited by dolby (2007-09-10 19:21:49)


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#12 2007-09-10 19:25:03

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

tell me how and i'll do so,
using bittorrent package.

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#13 2007-09-10 19:52:17

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

u need to create new torrents from a directory rather than a single file. if u have the iso and to md5sum file in a dir together, i use mktorrent from aur to create torrent files. havent ever used bittorrent tbh but should be easy if it supports that

 mktorrent -bs 256 -a announce url -o foo.torrent path/to/directory

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#14 2007-09-10 20:18:37

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

I don't think it's neccessary because bittorrent already uses hashing algorithms and clients do check integrity. I remember some time ago there was a kernel bug that caused some percent of all downloaded torrent chunks to be defect that rtorrent noticed this and simply downloaded these chunks again. It still was quite a pain in the ass because download size increased by like 10% or so...

chris

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#15 2007-09-10 21:18:41

quad3d@work
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

Doesn't seem to work with LUKs encryption.... upon first boot displays root device not found.

kinit: Cannot open root device dm-0(254,0)
kinit: init not found!
kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

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#16 2007-09-10 22:41:27

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

what did you try?
booting into your existing system?
booting the CD?
booting after installation?

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#17 2007-09-11 08:13:35

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

The same problem ...
Did the first boot after installation.

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#18 2007-09-11 15:53:02

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

how did you configure initcpio?
was it done by hwdetect?
did you say to use encryption?
what did your /etc/mkinitcpio.conf look like?
thanks
greetings
tpowa

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#19 2007-09-11 16:52:26

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

Archlinux 2007.08.1 Don't Panic of c-all installed by default (FS for / and the /home - ext3) in Vmware Workstation 6.0, all package, no additional settings are not made by default.
The first restart after install, and the "...kernel panic-not syncing: Attempted to kill init! "
Boot with the fallback, unchanged mkinitcpio.conf (use default conf file) comply "mkinitcpio g / boot/kernel26.img" - and then loading all normal ...
Bad kernel26.img way in iso ???
P.S. Installed with Archlinux-i686-2007.08.1-Don't-Panic.base.iso , md5 correct amount.

Thanks, good luck !

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#20 2007-09-11 17:04:51

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

well if you don'T adjust mkinitcpio and rejected any option its normal that it fails.
fallback includes everything.
also i just dislike using emulators for debugging issues, because sometimes the emulator itself cause the problem

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#21 2007-09-11 17:17:50

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

Emulators can cause problems, agrees.
OK, now try to put the physical machine Archlinux.

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#22 2007-09-11 22:57:02

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

FTP installation is still borked for me. still get the exact same behaviour as the 2007.08 iso.
reading the bugs fixed for the 2007.08 one i think it was one of those to blame as some of them are related to ftp installation. most likely this: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7445.
my bug report was http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7809 btw

Last edited by dolby (2007-09-11 22:57:21)


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#23 2007-09-12 00:07:39

quad3d@work
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Re: 2007.08.1 Don't Panic Isos released, installation feedback

Sorry I forgot my account password while I was at home. But yea, error upon first boot like idrozd stated.

AFAIK the hooks are correct (don't have work laptop with me)... I reinstalled Arch using 2007.8 and works.

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#24 2007-09-12 06:30:28

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

Why are installing double kernel26.img going to default? Try to explain:
- first, when a kernel itself.
- the second time, when kernel-fallback preconfiguration.

After this problem loading default ( "...kernel panic-not syncing: Attempted to kill init! ").
And if, after reboot system in fallback again run
>mkinitcpio -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/kernel26.img
(without corrections /etc/mkinitcpio.conf !) , it is going to normal /boot/kernel26.img  !!

IMHO, the problem somewhere in the assembly kernel26.img second time in the installer-wonder what
mkinitcpio.conf way it is going. ;-(
Even the size of these images is different-preserved - collected installation kernel26.img, after re compared with the new.

P.S. VMWare seems is not being.

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#25 2007-09-12 09:41:44

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

"mkinitcpio -p kernel26" make different images (/boot/kernel26.img) - in installation system (~1390kB) and after reboot (1550kb) ...
Why?!

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