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#1 2007-10-07 11:13:44

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Hi Arch community,

Arch Linux 2007.08-2, "Don't Panic" has been released.
This is the first release to use our new repo layout.
There are two ISOs, ftp and core.

Changelog:

GENERAL:
- kernel 2.6.22.9 usage
- disabled arch_addons hook by default, it is now triggered by arch-addons
  boot parameter
- RAM usage has increased, these are the new recommendations:
  - 256 MB (FTP-ISO,CORE-ISO arch boot image)
  - 96 MB (CORE-ISO lowmem boot image)

FIXES:
- fixed the nasty /dev mount bug
- fixed the /dev/ttyS0 errors if no serial port is installed in the system
- fixed repositories in install environment to fit to both architectures
- fixed km to not show broken chars after exit
- fixed grub installing with xfs filesystem
- fixed package clearing if setup option was chosen

NEW ITEMS:
- added pptpclient to install environment
- added sdparm to install environment
- added all free wireless drivers to install environment
- added intel wireless drivers to install environment which will be activated
  by intel-wireless boot parameter
- added hosts.deny and hosts.allow to config editing dialog
- added licenses to install environment
- added new lowmem boot image to core iso
  stripped everything out that is not necessary for installation

As usual check md5sum before using the images and also be aware of the new
RAM recommendations the images have.

Have fun
greetings
tpowa

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#2 2007-10-07 11:31:45

quarks
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Sweet, keep up the good work! smile

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#3 2007-10-07 12:24:53

Mardukas
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

256 MB RAM for normal iso? Why?

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#4 2007-10-07 12:47:29

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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Because of the RAM disk that has to be uncompressed in your memory smile.


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#5 2007-10-07 14:16:29

dawei
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

I tried this new iso today, at first I was a little confused by the package category selecting section, but finally I understood.
I have a ntfs partition converted from fat32, when I mount it, the system locks up, and I have to push the power button to reboot. I thought it was the ntfs driver's problem. Later on, I installed ntfsprogs, ran ntfsfix, this time the partition can be mouted successfully. I guess it is windows's fault.

Last edited by dawei (2007-10-07 14:19:01)

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#6 2007-10-07 18:05:24

wrc1944
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From: Gainesville, Florida
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

I've been using Gentoo for years, but always thought about trying Arch. 

This looks great- one question:
Does the "all free wireless drivers" include madwifi and/or ndiswrapper (I find my Dlink windows drivers work much better than any version of madwifi on my system)?

This install would be on a completely wireless box, and I'd like to avoid chrooting in from another live cd or my Gentoo partition.

Looking forward to checking out the newest Arch version!

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#7 2007-10-07 18:12:13

Pierre
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

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#8 2007-10-07 18:25:38

wrc1944
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Thanks much, Pierre. smile

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#9 2007-10-07 19:42:47

AriciU
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

2007.08 users shouldn't need to upload to get the latest stuff right? I mean upgrading to that it's like doing a pacman -Syu?

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#10 2007-10-07 19:48:27

lucke
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From: Poland
Registered: 2004-11-30
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Those ISOs are only of use to you if you want to install Arch. If you just want to update it, simply run "pacman -Syu".

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#11 2007-10-07 22:54:08

sdelano
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

I just reinstalled 0.8 Voodoo and tried running pacman -Syu and get an error about not being able to connect to the servers.  Whats the deal?

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#12 2007-10-07 23:44:50

xaw
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

@sdelano: have you updated to the last sync before the repos went into core and extra instead of current and extra?


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#13 2007-10-08 00:00:08

CocoAUS
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

sdelano wrote:

I just reinstalled 0.8 Voodoo and tried running pacman -Syu and get an error about not being able to connect to the servers.  Whats the deal?

Repos had a name change, from [current] to [core], so if your install is looking for [current], it won't find it.

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#14 2007-10-08 12:05:32

thibdb13
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

I downloaded the x86_64 ftp install iso and IT DOES NOT INSTALL arch. Well it works as if it is installing but after rebooting you can see that nothing changed. Even the MBR is not modified!!

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#15 2007-10-08 13:26:48

Pierre
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

I justed installed this within qemu. No problem.

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#16 2007-10-08 13:30:39

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

thibdb13 more info on your isssue, what have you done?

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#17 2007-10-08 13:50:53

thibdb13
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

I think I did it as it should be:
1. /arch/setup
2. km
3. following the menu order
3.1. Network configuration --> no problem
3.2. cfdisk --> no problem
3.3. allowing the partitions + formatting them (reiserfs)--> no problem   (but not sure it formatted: it went so fast)
3.4. choosing packages --> chose base packages and did not change anything (about 98MB of download) --> no problem
3.5. kernel installation --> no problem
3.6. system configuration --> /etc/rc.conf (was good configured, so no modification) and /etc/fstab (had to add hard disk's partitions, /dev/sda2 for windows vista, /dev/sda3 for swap, dev/sda5 for / and /dev/sda6 for /home
3.7. installing the boot loader (grub), editing /boot/grub/menu.lst and put grub on the MBR --> no problem
3.8. reboot

and my system restarted with opensuse10.3 grub, partitions were not changed (my suse is working ext3fs), and my old system was here back and healthy

I'll have a new try this evening, just to be sure I did not forget something.
I have userd arch for more than 2 years now and installed it at least 10 times without problem (or with problems I could resolve on my own) but I never had this "non-installation" problem hmm

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#18 2007-10-08 14:58:27

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

do you have 2 disks inside?

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#19 2007-10-08 15:36:47

thibdb13
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Only one disk (sda). /dev/sda1 was not mounted because it is the installation (or something so) partition of Vista.

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#20 2007-10-08 15:40:58

thibdb13
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Maybe should I try /arch/quickinst?

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#21 2007-10-08 21:13:11

thibdb13
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Posts: 107

Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

So, I tried once again and shame on me!! sad
Yesterday, I probably forgot to make "done" after mounting the partitions (when trying to mount /dev/sda2, I did not find ntfs as partition type and clicked on "cancel" and I was sent back to the general menu installation, I went then on and it was probably too late)

Now, after today's new attempt, it is working very nicely.

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#22 2007-10-09 02:58:46

Briquet
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

Why is it 2007.08-2? 2007.10-1 sounds more logical to me

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#23 2007-10-09 05:19:21

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

thibdb13:
NTFS is a not recommended filesystem to install arch on and therefore not supported by the installer, the ntfstools are on the core ISO,
but you have to use them on console mode.
Have fun with arch now smile
Briquet:
Please don'T start this again, i had plenty of mail writning lat week about it:
To sum up:
We decided to have major version bumps with new major kernel + a new release name.
Everything didn't happen on this ISO so the name staid.
-0.x ISOs are test isos,
-[1-9] are release isos, with higher number are bugfixes.

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#24 2007-10-09 07:22:47

thibdb13
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

@tpowa:
I did not want to install arch on a ntfs partition. Just wanted to mount my windows partition.
During my "second" installation, I just ignored /dev/sda2 and only allocated and mounted the partitions where arch had to be installed. Then, after rebooting, I installed the ntfs packages, modified my /etc/fstab and created a mountpoint for my windows partition. And now, it works find.

I had also another problem. I tried to configure alsa the arch (modprobe and set PCM/Master) but the system did not find Master nor PCM. So, I had to configure sound the classical way with alsaconf, which went without problems. Is this problem due to my pc's architecture (AMD64) or is it something else?

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#25 2007-10-09 07:35:56

tpowa
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Re: 2007.08-2 Isos released, installation feedback

more an alsa issue, mostly the default modprobing works, alsaconf should only be used if normal modprobing isn't successfull.
It can be a problem on further kernel updates that the options change, yuo need to rerun alsaconf then again

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