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#1 2009-04-21 17:33:13

tpowa
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2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Hi Arch community,

Arch Linux (archboot creation tool) 2009.04-1, "Schlumpi" has been released.
To avoid confusion, this is not an official arch linux iso release!

Check Readme.txt file for more information on archboot.
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/iso/archboot/Readme.txt

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:
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/iso/archboot/2009.04/
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2009.04/

Changelog:

GENERAL:
- kernel 2.6.29.1 usage
- pacman 3.2.2 usage
- RAM  recommendations:
     * arch or arch64 boot image
       256 MB RAM i686/x86_64 (all packages selected, with swap partition)
     * lowmem or lowmem64 boot image
       96 MB RAM i686/x86_64 (all packages selected, with swap partition)

FIXES:
- fixed network settings in rc.conf on ftp install and dhcp
- fixed use mirror from ftp install
- fixed broken memtest binary
- fixed broken dmraid

New Setup Features:
- Added consistent menu dialog switching
- Added software raid, lvm2 and luks encrytpion creation support to setup
- Added new autoconfiguration of mkinitcpio.conf
- Added ntfs creation support in CD installation
  (uses ntfs-3g, which is not supported in ftp installation mode!)
- Added root password dialog instead of plain shell dialog
- Added ext4 support

Environment changes:
- added virtio kernel modules for virtualization
- added crda for correct wireless support
- added ntfs-3g support

KNOWN ISSUES:
- iwlwifi-3945-ucode and ipw2100-fw is not complete.
  Reason: One firmware file is missing.
  Workaround:
  - mount image and install firmware from image file.
    eg. cdrom:
    mount /dev/cdrom /src
    pacman -U /src/core-$(uname -m)/pkg/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.28.2.8-1-$(uname-m).pkg.tar.gz
    pacman -U /src/core-$(uname -m)/pkg/ipw2100-fw-3.1-2-$(uname-m).pkg.tar.gz
- grub cannot detect correct bios boot order.
  It may happen that hd(x,x) entries are not correct,
  thus first reboot may not work.
  Reason: grub cannot detect bios boot order.
  Fix: Either change bios boot order or change menu.lst to correct entries
  after successful boot.
  This cannot be fixed it's a restriction in grub!

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

greetings
tpowa

Last edited by tpowa (2009-04-25 13:28:59)

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#2 2009-04-21 21:57:05

Anonymo
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

- Added ntfs creation support in CD installation

I like this feature.  I hope it works just like it does on Slackware.  smile

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#3 2009-04-22 08:52:42

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

ok first showstoppe found and fixed, due to a typo root password is not set to system, will be fixed till final iso will hit the ftp servers

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#4 2009-04-22 12:29:45

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Ok next little, issue RAM usage increased due to bigger kernel size:
New recommendations:
96MB RAM for lowmem booting.
256MB RAM for normal booting.

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#5 2009-04-23 11:32:13

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

I am going to test this archboot , wich virtual machine is the most recommended  ? Virtualbox is ok , but qemu would work to right ?
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Happy seeding on Uni network  10 mb/s) [/offtopic]

Last edited by jelly (2009-04-23 11:32:45)

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#6 2009-04-24 10:58:26

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

I only test with qemu and kvm, it should work with all emulators.

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#7 2009-04-24 14:50:00

peart
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

tpowa,

Intel wireless iwl3945 seems broken on x86_64 (didn't test i686).  I copied the ucode file from /intel-wireless(?) to /lib/firmware, and ran "ifconfig wlan0 up".  It just froze for about a minute, then dmesg showed error -2 microcode file not found.  I copied the ucode files from my arch partition to /lib/firmware, and the same thing happened.  I have no explanation as to why it is behaving this way...  If you have any ideas, I can test them out for you.

Ciao.

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#8 2009-04-24 19:03:28

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

if you want to use intel wireless, please start with intel-wireless parameter

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#9 2009-04-24 19:09:58

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

tpowa wrote:

if you want to use intel wireless, please start with intel-wireless parameter

I did.  I also tried again after posting my previous message.  One thing I noticed is that the iwlwifi-3945-ucode package puts 2 ucode files in /lib/firmware, but there's only one on the install CD.

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#10 2009-04-24 19:12:09

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Ahh, okn then this is a bug in archboot wireless hook, well you can fix this by installing firmware from package cache.

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#11 2009-04-24 19:20:47

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Final image is already created, so iwlwifi-3945-ucode is bugged in install environment, workaround is posted in Changelog file.

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#12 2009-04-25 13:30:23

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Ok fixed topic name and first summary post, enjoy the image files for installation.

Have fun
tpowa

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#13 2009-04-25 13:40:19

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Could you include dhclient in the next iteration of the boot image?
I'm testing the boot image in virtualbox and dhcpcd can't get a proper configuration using dhcp, everything is correct except the dns servers.

I believe this may be due to a change (or bug) in vbox but what is curious is that dhclient can get everything right. I've seen threads where other people report having problems with dhcpcd and dhclient working properly (with physical machines I believe). dhclient would be there only as a fallback and would need to be invoked from the command line so it doesn't force any change in the setup scheme.


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#14 2009-04-25 17:56:16

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Thanks, fixed in archboot git, will be on next image.

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#15 2009-04-28 01:13:23

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Thanks, dmraid work ^^

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#16 2009-04-28 05:16:23

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

once, since i don't have such hardware(dmraid) did you need to do something fancy or did it just work?

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#17 2009-04-28 09:37:24

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

tpowa wrote:

once, since i don't have such hardware(dmraid) did you need to do something fancy or did it just work?

ok, grub can not install on to raid partition, so need some small disk for /boot, is it a problem or not a problem?

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#18 2009-04-28 14:41:59

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

hrm, i don't know, but i guess you cannot install grub to the partitions, because you need dmraid to initialise it.
It should work to the normal hd device, but not on partitions, as far as i understand dmraid.
You could try to install grub manually if it works this way.

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#19 2009-04-29 05:13:33

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

once wrote:
tpowa wrote:

once, since i don't have such hardware(dmraid) did you need to do something fancy or did it just work?

ok, grub can not install on to raid partition, so need some small disk for /boot, is it a problem or not a problem?

forgot one thing, FC10 can install grub on raid partition.

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#20 2009-05-15 18:03:03

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

does the included dmraid recognize isw with raid 10?

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#21 2009-05-15 18:10:14

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

i cannot tell ya io don't have such a hardware just try it.

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#22 2009-05-18 19:29:14

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

I cannot get dmraid to recognise an isw (ich9m-e) raid-1 set to install arch on my shiny new thinkpad, but I've never used raid before so it maybe something I'm doing wrong.

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#23 2009-05-18 20:40:08

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

well dmraid is a bitch, all i can say it works wit 1.0.14 for more people than 1.0.15.
How to use it correctly i cannot tell, because i don't have such hardware.

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#24 2009-05-18 20:52:54

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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

Just tried a kubuntu-9.04-alternate-amd64-iso and the raid is recognised so I may get it to work eventually.

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#25 2009-05-18 20:54:01

tpowa
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Re: 2009.04-1 archboot "Schlumpi" hybrid image and torrent file released

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ins … _Fake-RAID
it might help, if you find out what is wrong, don't hesitate to tell me how to fix it.

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