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#1 2007-09-19 17:00:23

azerty
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FTP-Install Usable?

Nice & Short: Are the actual FTP-Install-ISOs usable again?

Thanks in advance.


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#2 2007-09-19 17:15:49

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

No. For doing a ftp installation, you need to wait for the next release. Use the base installation CD.

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#3 2007-09-20 11:21:16

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

Is the BASE-CD already fixed for the repo-changes especially the new CORE-Repo?
Or will I have to customize /etc/pacman.d/*?

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#4 2007-09-20 12:00:34

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

azerty now that's a good question...I would think the first time you pacman -Syu it would update pacman first and then you'd be ok. I could be wrong and if I am doh that's gonna stink for new installs..

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#5 2007-09-20 12:19:24

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

at the moment  i try to fix all this  [ core ] stuff for upcoming  iso, i cannot give you an exact date, i try to get everything working this weekend.

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#6 2007-09-20 14:52:01

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

azerty: As already stated multiple times in different places, pacman will work for some time with an old configuration, so there won't be breakage. The only thing broken is the ftp installation, as it looks for files which don't exist anymore.

tpowa: 2.6.23 should be out next week, so we should be able to get the new isos out in 2 or 3 weeks. I suggest we don't add a DVD/extra release now, but in a later release (maybe as a Christmas present).

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#7 2007-09-20 20:06:15

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

Perhaps the fact that the FTP install is broken should be made visible on the "Get Arch" page?

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#8 2007-09-21 22:46:25

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

brain0 wrote:

azerty: As already stated multiple times in different places, pacman will work for some time with an old configuration, so there won't be breakage. The only thing broken is the ftp installation, as it looks for files which don't exist anymore.

tpowa: 2.6.23 should be out next week, so we should be able to get the new isos out in 2 or 3 weeks. I suggest we don't add a DVD/extra release now, but in a later release (maybe as a Christmas present).

maybe we could get a 2007.08.2 just to fix the problem

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#9 2007-09-21 23:06:39

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

a friend of mine just installed arch using the ftp install a few hours ago... wink
i guess he had just luck and the old files were left on the mirrors


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#10 2007-09-24 09:50:15

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#11 2007-09-24 10:06:11

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

Good news,
will test this evening! big_smile


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#12 2007-09-24 13:46:34

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

Nice, thanks for your work.
These ISO aren't official, are they?

I'll test them this evening...


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#13 2007-09-24 15:15:21

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

well perhaps they will get official i don't know, depends on the other devs

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#14 2007-09-24 18:01:48

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

Well, maybe it's just me, but i think the .iso is corrupted!
I miss the section "Install Kernel" sad


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#15 2007-09-24 18:03:18

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

it's not needed  aynmore it's installed during package installation

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#16 2007-09-24 18:22:20

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

OK, but then i don`t know Why i get

Error 15: File not found

while starting via Grub.


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#17 2007-09-24 18:23:56

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

well post your menu.lst,difficult to guess what went wrong

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#18 2007-09-25 10:52:58

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

I got exactly the same error and have the same problem as MaikelG.
I tried out some little things and made some changes to the boot parameters, but GRUB fails to find the kernel26.img each time. I think the installers didn't install any Kernel, as there wasn't any 'Install Kernel' in the install script's menu.

There are also 2 small bugs I found:

1.) When I use the install script, and I finally come to the point to set a root password, an endless loop of "passwd exec error" or something like that appears. To work around this I quit the install and simply used 'passwd root' to set a password, continued the install by restarting /arch/setup and proceeded with the install where it was interrupted.

2.) When installing GRUB  I select the device where it should be installed, and I got a message that GRUB couldn't be installed. But actually it has been installed, because when booting the computer grub is different to the one I had before.

Is there a deadline when fixed/updated install images will be officially published?  Would appreciate it, cause I have some machines which should be reusable in the next days.

Edit:
menu.lst / Archlinux entry

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux  [/boot/vmlinuz26]
root   (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda2 ro
initrd /boot/kernel26.img

PS: I mounted the Archlinux partition in Windows and looked for some Kernelimages lying around, beside vmlinuz I didn't find any.

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#19 2007-09-25 13:19:31

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

Sorry, i was to busy to answer yesterday.
My menu.lst looks fine, also.

The same problem with the rootpasswd here as i tried an other testinstallation.


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#20 2007-09-25 13:22:14

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

which iso you tried?

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#21 2007-09-25 13:50:55

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

...686/...ftp.iso


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#22 2007-09-25 14:52:30

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

MaikelG wrote:

...686/...ftp.iso

Same.


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#23 2007-09-26 12:17:30

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

little bug slipped into the mirrors.txt file on ISO, sorry folks.
use custom server option to change it correct  path, temporary i try to create fixed ones in the next 2 days.

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#24 2007-09-26 12:46:14

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

Thanks a lot... big_smile


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#25 2007-09-27 05:43:42

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Re: FTP-Install Usable?

new Isos up:
you can download i686 Isos here:
http://www.archlinux.org/~tpowa/rc-iso/686
you can download x86_64 Isos here:
http://www.archlinux.org/~tpowa/rc-iso/x86_64

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