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#1 2009-07-30 20:17:41

tpowa
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2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Hi Arch community,

Arch Linux (archboot creation tool) 2009.08-1, "Schmollie" 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

Summary:
- A bigger update to last 2009.05-2 files, it includes the changes from core repository,
  a lot of new code in archboot setup script to support device selection better and
  especially dmraid devices should now work out of the box.
- Some more new goodies for system backup/copying/rescue.
- Due to the many changes bugs might slipped into setup,
  so please report them immediatly if you find them

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:
http://www.archlinux.de/?page=GetFileFr … t/2009.08/
<yourmirror>/iso/archboot/2009.08/

Changelog:

GENERAL:
- kernel 2.6.30.2 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:
- use ftp mirror from installation, also if menu pacman mirror was not called.
- fixed openvpn

New Setup Features:
- removed custom dsdt support
- added dmraid support
- new autodetection of advanced hooks like lvm2, raid, dmraid and encrypt
- many cleanups in device seletion and detection, while creating complex devices

Environment changes:
- removed custom dsdt support
- changed dmraid to 1.0.0.rc15
- changed to bash 4.0
- changed to new rpcbind and nfs-utils
- removed portmap,madwifi, madwifi-utils and rt2500
- adopted initcpio default changes
- updated pacman mirrorlist
- added testdisk, photorec, wipe, ddrescue, clamav, w, who
- booting to complex root devices can be done with advanced= parameter
  (to override the standard arch_mdadm, arch_lvm2 and arch_encrypt order of hooks!)
  eg. use root=/yourdevice advanced=arch_encrypt,arch_mdadm
  -> This will change to encrypt first, before creating raid device

KNOWN ISSUES:
- None wink

Hybrid image file 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.

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

greetings
tpowa

Last edited by tpowa (2009-07-31 04:53:54)

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#2 2009-07-30 21:15:31

Anonymo
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Any direct links? I'm in the US, Texas.

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#3 2009-07-30 21:39:26

andreaorru
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Thank you very much!

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#4 2009-07-30 21:42:44

Pierre
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

It will take some time until the mirrors are in sync. I am about to create some torrents.

OK, here is a torrent: http://dev.archlinux.org/~pierre/archli … so.torrent

@tpowa: it seems you haven't set the correct right on the ftp so I cannot put the torrent there.

Last edited by Pierre (2009-07-30 21:57:30)

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#5 2009-07-30 22:47:38

jelly
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Downloading the torrent atm , will keep it seeding for a week. ( It seems that the torrent is dead atm).

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#6 2009-07-30 22:49:50

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

just use a torrent client that supports webseeds; this way it can use the mirrors for seeding. It shouldn't be dead then.

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#7 2009-07-30 23:24:10

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Thank you Pierre.  I guess transmission does not support webseeds.  I'm checking the options now...

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#8 2009-07-31 00:16:27

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Awesome! Ladies and gentlemen, the most useful GNU/Linux ever made hands down, archlinux!

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#9 2009-07-31 01:57:19

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

I'll be uploading to the torrent for another hour from now until I go home from work.

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#10 2009-08-01 11:06:57

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Thank you very much tpowa! smile


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#11 2009-08-03 03:44:16

once
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

40g x 2 with raid0, use / & /swap, can install grub on ext4, but raid broken when reboot...
don't know what's wrong, its hpt37x chip.

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#12 2009-08-03 05:32:32

tpowa
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

dmraid? ior mdadm device?
try to look at hd() this detection can fail, if bios has different boot order as grub expects it.

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#13 2009-08-03 09:23:51

tomprogrammer
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Hi tpowa

thanks for the new image and the improved installer which can create lvm for me smile
I saw that your image supports the intel-wifi drivers at boot. Does it also support the ath9k drivers?

Thanks
tomprogrammer

BTW: i hope my english is good enough wink

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#14 2009-08-03 21:39:52

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Installer works great.

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#15 2009-08-04 02:02:41

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

I'm sure this query is going to seem inane to most of you, and that there is a very obvious to do it, but please bear with me smile

After partitioning the disks (i delete the already present sdb1 which is bootable, and create a partition for /boot, / and /home) cfdisk requires me to reboot. I do this and then continue with my attempts to install by setting the mount points. When i then try to mount /dev/sdb1 to /src/, I am given an error stating that mtab already has /dev/sdb1 as mounted.
Well of course it does, I just mounted it! So  here is my problem -- how do I make available the packages for the installer?

again, I apologise for such a noobie question!

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#16 2009-08-04 09:40:52

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

What does `mount | grep /src' say? If sdb1 is mounted there and there are files in /src everything's fine and you just have to skip step 4 in the installer. If sr0 is mounted in /src umount and mount sdb1 and again skip step 4.

PS: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#id306968


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#17 2009-08-04 17:23:53

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

How different is this from the RC the Release ENG just put up?

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#18 2009-08-04 18:58:25

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Anonymo wrote:

How different is this from the RC the Release ENG just put up?

readme.txt

What is the difference to the official install media (latest version)?
- It uses syslinux as initial bootloader.
- It provides x86_64/i686 architecture in one image.
- It uses hybrid iso format.
- It runs a modified Arch Linux system in initramfs.
- It is restricted to RAM usage, everything which is not necessary like
  man pages etc. is not provided.
- Initial module loading and hardware detection is done by the hwdetect script.
- It doesn't mount anything during boot process.
- It uses a different setup script.


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#19 2009-08-05 04:24:10

once
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

tpowa wrote:

dmraid? ior mdadm device?
try to look at hd() this detection can fail, if bios has different boot order as grub expects it.

is dmraid, and is bios raid broken not grub.

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#20 2009-08-05 17:25:58

tpowa
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

once could it be that raid0 cannot be used?
you probably need there a separate boot partition, only raid1 can work with grub.
Setup should detect such a thing normally, ok i haven't tried this special case, i need to dig in setup code here.

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#21 2009-08-08 10:03:35

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Hello) I have a problem)
After pressing enter in the menu, the following picture turns out:
.ERROR: idle with IF=0
9B3F 9469 A30B 2300 8A79 0000 0000 5163 376F 7163 376F 8163 376F 9163
.ERROR: idle with IF=0
9B3F 9469 A30B 2300 8A79 0000 0000 5163 376F 7163 376F 8163 376F 9163
.ERROR: idle with IF=0
9B3F 9469 A30B 2300 8A79 0000 0000 5163 376F 7163 376F 8163 376F 9163
.ERROR: idle with IF=0
9B3F 9469 A30B 2300 8A79 0000 0000 5163 376F 7163 376F 8163 376F 9163

Last edited by KFe (2009-08-08 10:04:48)

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#22 2009-08-08 10:11:57

tpowa
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

Hrm how much ram is in the machine?
Is the md5sum correct?

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#23 2009-08-08 10:17:30

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

2,5Gb
Yes, md5sum is correct)

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#24 2009-08-08 10:25:16

tpowa
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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

kernel issue? You use cdrom or usbboot?
does vc12 log something strange, what does dmsg print
Pretty difficult to say what goes wrong.
Does lowmem boot?
Are you using 64bit or 686, which image you load on bootscreen?

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#25 2009-08-08 10:49:55

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Re: 2009.08-1 archboot "Schmollie" ISO hybrid image and torrent

I badly talk in English) I Use the translator)
I use cdrom and cant load any image from bootscreen,  any choice leads to the given error

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