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#26 2010-07-23 18:00:51

raymondcal
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Hi !
Choosing the x86_64 installation.

It says that the server doesn't have an architecture, so I have to manually change (in tty2) the "$arch" chains into "x86_64".

Then, when retrieving packages, it can only download 2 packages ; after that, I get only "Error when retrieving packages", and the installation failed, whatever server I choose and whatever protocols (FTP or HTTP) I choose. I choose another mirror, then it downloads 2 other packages, then Error again…

I don't know what to do; any idea?

Thank you for the help.

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#27 2010-07-24 07:12:01

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Thanks for the details, i'll look at it.

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#28 2010-07-25 19:29:02

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

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#29 2010-07-26 04:29:18

kgas
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

when using rtorrent to download the iso " "Requested download is not authorized for use with this tracker." error occurs. torrent file from 4 different mirrors tried and all issues the same error.

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#30 2010-07-26 04:52:12

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

I'll fix this, i requested authorization last week. Now i can authorize it myself. Also i'm working on a fixed iso, which fixes the issues mentioned in this thread. Stay tuned i just need some time to do it.

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#31 2010-07-26 05:27:09

kgas
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Stay tuned i just need some time to do it.

Thanks tpowa for your quick reply.

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#32 2010-07-26 05:35:36

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Ok, new iso and torrent file is now syncing to the mirrors.
The tracker needs to restart to accept the new torrent file, i'm waiting for the permissions to do this.

Please redownload the files and update the md5sum. All described issues with lts64 booting,ftp installation and device selection is now fixed.

Have fun
greetings
tpowa

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#33 2010-07-28 22:53:42

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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

When I try to set a type to a partition, I can't type more than 1 character when cfdisk ask to "Enter filesystem type". Weird...

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#34 2010-07-29 06:01:10

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Also happens when you do it in a separate console?
If yes it seems cfdisk has an upstream bug.

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#35 2010-07-29 10:42:03

Derson5
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Hi. Can I have one partition for grub2(ext2) and next for "/" (btrfs)?

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#36 2010-07-29 12:35:35

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Yes sure, if you use a /boot partition you can use every bootloader you wish.
Only extlinux bootloader supports btrfs directly, but with the limitation of no subvolume or raid usage on it.
You could try extlinux it's the same as isolinux boot with possibility of menu and such things.

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#37 2010-07-29 13:41:07

Derson5
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Ok, I`ll try thanks.

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#38 2010-07-30 10:40:17

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Ok update on torrent files, now torrent files work as they should including webseeds for fast downloading.
Sorry for the broken files before, mirror file changed and i forgot to adopt the creation script.

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#39 2010-07-30 14:22:24

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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Thnx, for this great peace of software tpowa.

I managed to get Arch installed on btrfs with subvolumes and an ext2 boot partition.

Everything in combination with Grub2. I'm very satisfied. Thanks alot!

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#40 2010-07-30 15:53:01

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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Thanks for archboot. I entered arch world through archboot 2010.04 . Right now I downloaded the archboot package in testing and I have a question.

I want to create a very minimal Archboot 2010.07-2 x86_64 only installer iso (without i686 and without x86_64 LTS kernel also) for some of my friends. Since I have a working Archlinux x86_64 system, I did not want to downloaded the iso in ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/iso/archboot/ since it takes lot of time to download. You provide a all-in-one script only. Is it possible for you to provide a arch-specific iso creation script? Thank you.


My new forum user/nick name is "the.ridikulus.rat" .

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#41 2010-07-31 06:17:49

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

What exatcly do you need, you could just use the existing iso and just modify the isolinux.cfg file, that don't include the entries for the other arches.
All is in the initrds and the rest is just kernel and packages. Pick what you need and modify the config file to your needs.
Then you need just to run one command to create an iso image, just look at archboot-allinone script everything is documented there well.

Last edited by tpowa (2010-07-31 06:18:33)

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#42 2010-08-02 20:29:53

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

thiagoc, cfdisk is broken upstream latest util-linux-ng from testing has this bug fixed.

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#43 2010-08-03 08:47:28

Richjn
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Hi
I don't suppose theres any chance you could release a new archboot to include the current testing 2.6.34.2 kernel ? I have one of the new Apple Mac Mini's 4,1 with the Nvidia chipset whereby the sata interface is not recognised by ACHI, the new 2.6.35 kernel includes a fix whereby ata_generic picks up the drive and I beleive this has been back ported to 2.6.34.2

Thanks for all your work

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#44 2010-08-03 09:29:23

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

The next archboot version will contain 2.6.35 and will be released soon.

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#45 2010-08-03 09:49:55

Richjn
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

That's great!!
Can't wait to blow away Mac OSX and install Arch as will all other Mac Mini 4,1 and MacBook Pro 7,1 users.

Thanks again

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#46 2010-08-06 03:55:34

kgas
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

here is the output of trying this installation image
  - boots fine with i686 selection after Hit ENTER .... it directly goes to installation process
     -instead a note to read the installation guide can be displayed and drop to shell.
- I tried three times, first time with packages i use in base and base-devel, 2nd and 3rd time with all packages selected gave
      all configuration files are empty (I stopped here and did not go further)(ftp/http installation)
- regarding cfdisk was already mentioned here.

Last edited by kgas (2010-08-06 03:56:57)

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#47 2010-08-06 19:33:53

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

- cannot confirm setup entering, it does it as usual after hitting enter on first login shell.
- empty config files can only happen if nothing is mounted during installation
  more details would be needed which devices and filesystem you choose to install
- cfdisk is an upstream bug which is fixed in latest util-linux-ng package

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#48 2010-08-07 10:33:16

kgas
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

- tried again with iso( md5sum 32af16ee712db9055c24fd19ef24b759) the same result.
- File system : / - ext4; /boot - ext2 ; /var-reiserfs: /tmp- resierfs ; /home-ext4: As I read about  the cfdisk problem, hard disk was  prepared with gparted from another arch install.
- At the hdd preparation stage with manual configuration after selecting the mount points it says mounting is done correctly.
-  If any other input is needed I will post accordingly.
Thanks.

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#49 2010-08-08 15:36:13

tpowa
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Do you select install packages too? Does pacman output anything?

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#50 2010-08-08 15:56:10

skodabenz
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Re: 2010.07-1 archboot "2k10-R5" ISO hybrid image released

Any plans to add (U)EFI booting support in Archboot (UEFI without fallback bios support). This support is not related to GPT, which is already supported. UEFI booting can be done Fedora's GRUB-Legacy (http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=38466) or GRUB2 EFI (http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=38369). Or another simple solution would be to use grub2's loopback support to boot archboot iso from grub2 efi. I know how efi booting works (in both Linux and Windows) but I do not know how to implement it.

Mostly a /efi/boot directory within the iso with /efi/boot/boot{x86,x64}.efi (bootx86.efi - grub2 for 32-bit EFI and bootx64.efi for x86_64 EFI) and a grub.cfg file configured to boot from the cd/iso, will work. There is no need for all the *.mod files to be copied if they are already included in the efi app (there is no 30k filesize restriction as in case of core.img for grub2 bios).

Most efi firmwares include a efi shell and support reading ISO9660 FS  so launching the bootx64.efi file will not be a problem. Possible to implement?

Related info from Fedora's wiki (they managed to implement efi support in Anaconda):-
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Features/UEFI
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/EFI

Last edited by skodabenz (2010-08-08 15:58:12)


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