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#26 2004-11-16 16:14:34

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

rasat wrote:

To not miss the learning, syntax are displayed. It may look like errors, so I am not sure to include in next versions.

What about having a verbose mode that explains the commands and a quiet mode that does it for you?

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#27 2004-12-09 04:04:39

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Dusty wrote:

What about having a verbose mode that explains the commands and a quiet mode that does it for you?

I have uploaded altx-0.3 with syntax man page generated when entering the commands. This version is still a test and 0.4 will be the final version.
http://arch.bliss-solutions.org/archlivetx/

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#28 2004-12-09 11:44:00

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

HI!!

Can u update the wiki??? Especially the Links!!

Thank you. I like this Prokjekt very much!!  smile

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#29 2004-12-11 16:20:30

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Altx is now ready! Ver. 0.4 uploaded.

Altx wiki page:
http://wiki2.archlinux.org/index.php/ArchLiveTx

Arch Live CD Tx
  To use Arch Live CD Tx to transmute an existing (current)
  or new install to live CD, run through the options in
  the order they are presented.

MAIN MENU

      tx -nn    (new-within-new)
      tx -cn    (current-in-new)
      tx -cc    (current-within-current)

      tx -q     (check for necessary packages)
      tx -reset (reset tx values in /tmp)

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#30 2004-12-11 18:43:50

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

awesome! I can't wait to try it.

Only, I think I'll need a broadband connection first.  :x

Dusty

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#31 2004-12-15 14:26:09

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Ok!!

I´ve tried it. And i works very good. With this tool everybody should be able to build it´s own Live-cd.
My live-cd boots fine and everything works without mistakes. But it is sooooo slow. i think zisofs i no good joice. what about squashfs?? i posted the PKGBUILD´s for the squashfs and  kernel. Squashfs is much faster and it´s compressions is also much better.
I´m very busy at the moment. But maybe i´ll change try to change altx for squashfs-support over chrismas.

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#32 2004-12-15 16:19:33

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Legout wrote:

I´m very busy at the moment. But maybe i´ll change try to change altx for squashfs-support over chrismas.

If you make a bash file I will include it in tx -cmp option as an alternative compressing system. This would help a lot so I don't need first to study how squashfs works and then only be able to make the script.

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#33 2004-12-15 20:12:25

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

ok. i´ll try to do that. But i´m not very fit i bash-scripting. And i´m very busy at the moment, because of my study.

And squashfs is not hard to learn. Have a look at this link!
http://www.artemio.net/projects/linuxdo … HOWTO.html

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#34 2004-12-16 02:40:47

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Legout wrote:

ok. i´ll try to do that. But i´m not very fit i bash-scripting.
And squashfs is not hard to learn.

To make it easy, write the syntaxes you will be using to compress the altx's New-within-New.

Only disadvantage I am seeing with squashfs it requires patching the kernel source. Normal users will not re-compile their kernel, so squashfs will be for the live CD developers.

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#35 2004-12-16 13:10:26

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

You don't need squashfs support to make a squashfs filesystem. You could make squashfs as module and load it from the initrd.

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#36 2005-01-17 17:25:14

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

i'm modding something in altx (very simple... only try to have splash and no choice for udev/devfs and something like this)

i would ask if are there some news about squashfs support, it would be very nice beacuse of the performace!!

not a problem to build the squashfs root but i'm not able to modify initrd to make it work 'till now...

I think this could help integrating:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=244837

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#37 2005-01-17 17:42:17

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

I think syntax for squashfs could be:

COMPRESS
       cd /mnt/tx/cdrom/
       mksquashfs system/ /mnt/tx/.ready-for-iso/system

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#38 2005-01-18 03:26:07

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Thanks. Currently busy improving hwd (with the new detect engine: lshwd) and setting up home page for a new domain. Once ready, altx is next on my task list.

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#39 2005-01-18 11:43:08

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

maybe i found a bug:
if I append "devfs=nomount" to isolinux options and than re-generate iso the system won't boot, have i made something wrong?

another thing, i changed keymap in rc.conf, generate iso and than boot... the boot process tell me that the right keymap is loaded but when i login the keymap is wrong...

any ideas?

thank you very much!
Fabrzio

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#40 2005-01-19 10:34:21

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

HI Balliano!

I hop i can help you, with your problem to get the squashfs during the boot-progess.
Other than a zisofs-compressed-filesystem, squash-fs have to be mounted as loop-device. So u have to modify the /etc/rc.sysinit like it is explained in the gento-forum

#Mount root and create read-write directories 
mount -t squashfs -o loop /cdrom/files/source.img /new > /dev/null 2>&1

Because of that it is necessary to change the symlinks in the miniroot. For example

ln -sf /new/system/usr usr
ln -sf /new/system/opt opt
.
.
.

I hope u understand what i mean, because my english is not the best;)
if you wanna now more, look into the irc. I´m the most time in the #archlinux.de channel

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#41 2005-01-19 11:55:25

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

thank you very much for the infos! big_smile

now i'm doing some tests big_smile and i'll try that!

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#42 2005-01-19 12:38:38

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

hi

if you have change altx for squashfs-support, please let me know.

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#43 2005-01-22 04:06:48

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Those who are interested in the technical side and new ideas for live CD development, there is a forum at user-contributions.org. Z4ziggy is currently working on a project dealing with set of iso images, consisting of compressed/uncompressed images for cd, usb, dvd.

Read topic: Live CD Discussion:
http://user-contributions.org/forums/us … /index.php

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#44 2005-02-01 07:21:28

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Re: Arch Live Tx - a live CD transmuter (0.4) - ready!!

Beside Altx, there are other liveCD scripts.

iBuild, a set of scripts that allow you to create a live CD from an existing Debian installation with incredible ease.
http://ibuild.livecd.net/

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