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#26 2010-12-23 14:10:45

steve___
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

@tpowa: The setup script runs in bash yet calls the external test command, '['.  Why not use bash's internal test command, '[['?

Also in variable names, '/' is not a character which needs protection.  This "/foo/${var}/bar" is the equivalent to "/foo/$var/bar".

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#27 2010-12-23 21:04:15

yvonney
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

I hope I understood your request correctly because I just spend the past 45 minutes writing up this procedure on the wiki:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_from_SSH

Wonderfully useful wiki page. nice! thank you.
thing is, that using the official arch release one can follow the wiki I noted in original post ("another method" near bottom of it)
Another Method: Installing from Existing Linux with Arch's Image
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … Setup_Grub go down the page a bit from here

STUCK, because:
With archboot using AUFS there's no root-image.sqfs (guessing from memory)
So I cannot do: unsquashfs loop/root-image.sqfs


So really need so guide for what the steps would be with archboot.iso that I have mounted on remote PC from a running system.
Then, I look in the boot folder of the mounted archboot.iso (mnt/loop) and think that somehow after maybe creating a folder,
copying all from /boot (in archboot.iso) to the created folder I then can start installer?
after chroot-ing to created folder (on the remote system) of course. right? wrong?

LOTS of ways for me to stumble for days even with the basic clue.
Can you tell me the clue and what to do after that?

ALSO: to be clear, I am wishing to install ARCH eventually in a few friends bootable USB sticks via vnc/ssh WHILE their current ubuntu installs are running. So,

1- remote into their PC running ubuntu/mint, they have their usb stick formatted and bootable,
2- loop mount the achboot.iso
3- do something i have yet to understand
4- then I chroot into some folder/place
5- install ARCH on the usb stick,
6- fumble around getting ssh/grub2 etc.  to work on their new usb stick arch install (using archboot.iso)
7- then all they need to do is go into their bios and set the stick as the first hard drive.

As I'm doing this while their existing ubuntu systems are running I can tweak the usb stick until it works without disturbing/ruining their operational hard drive install of full ubunteww.

I'm at the stage of being stuck as archboot /boot folder has syslinux and the terrific .img files. Can I simply copy the entire archboot iso to my chroot folder on remote PC, then install somehow??

Looking forward to using archboot most certainly.

Last edited by yvonney (2010-12-23 23:27:47)

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#28 2011-02-01 07:25:41

panzeroceania
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

is there no bootcd/livecd version of this like the regular final release disks? I'd like to just install archlinux with btrfs without having to install it after the fact, but when I burned the disk I discovered that it would not boot from the bios.

was it just a bad burn?

Last edited by panzeroceania (2011-02-01 09:04:56)

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#29 2011-02-02 02:12:42

steve___
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

This ISO is boots to an installer from either a USB stick or a CD.

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#30 2011-02-04 10:13:25

panzeroceania
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

yes, it ended up being a bad burned CD.

I now am enjoying the new install environment.

I have two questions though.

1. Why are all the system configuration files, such as rc.conf showing up as blank when you try to view them through the installer
2. How can I get grub2 to work correctly? It seems to be having issues with the default settings.

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#31 2011-02-04 13:29:14

steve___
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

Glad to hear you got Arch installed!

re: 1 - What do you mean "view them through the installer"?

re: 2 - Please create a new thread for this question.  Configuring grub2 doesn't pertain to this thread.

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#32 2011-02-04 20:38:22

tpowa
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Registered: 2004-04-05
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

panzeroceania wrote:

yes, it ended up being a bad burned CD.

I now am enjoying the new install environment.

I have two questions though.

1. Why are all the system configuration files, such as rc.conf showing up as blank when you try to view them through the installer
2. How can I get grub2 to work correctly? It seems to be having issues with the default settings.

1. Seems something in installing files went wrong, check if /tmp/install everything is mounted correct.
2. Without any information we cannot help you.

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#33 2011-02-04 22:37:42

dyscoria
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

Thanks for your work. This has been my install medium of choice for who knows how long.

I spotted a small bug while installing x86_64.

Steps:
1) Go to screen to edit system files
2) Use editor to edit system files
3) Go to root password prompt.
4) Press cancel instead of entering password and return to main screen
5) Go to screen to edit system files
6) /etc/hosts now has "myhost" appended twice

I have a feeling this would probably still happen if you press cancel from any stage (not just when entering root password).

Also, the version of "make" (3.82) appears to be newer than core (3.81-5) which I had to revert after install.

Last edited by dyscoria (2011-02-04 22:39:51)


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#34 2011-02-05 09:01:09

tpowa
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

make is still in testing, funny.
When I create isos, I mostly package every testing package on the ISO too.
If I think they are mostly bugfree and not system relavant.

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#35 2011-02-18 10:41:52

tpowa
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

New images released please continue there:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=113741

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#36 2011-02-18 11:11:45

litemotiv
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Re: 2010.12-1 archboot "2k10-R8" ISO hybrid image released

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