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Old 09-02-2009, 05:13 AM   #16
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Yes EricTRA
much easier to install from within Linux
I don't even have Windows

try mounting the usb in linux
and then

grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/sdxx /dev/sdx

whewre sdxx is sdb1 or sdf1, etc
where sdx is sdb, sdf, etc

and then

grub

root (hd0,0)

setup (hd0)

I set it up as hd0,0 in menu.lst
 
Old 09-02-2009, 05:25 AM   #17
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Also
heres my TODO list for this project

fix the opera gpg key in grml-magix

clean up the .cfg files in isolinux/syslinux

also
if you wanna remaster either puppy/pmagic or grml-medium
I will post the remaster stuff here when I get home
 
Old 09-02-2009, 12:12 PM   #18
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Awesome

I LOVE IT, Thanks a thousand times Linus72 for a tremendous job well done!

I'm just trying it out and so far so good. Can start up everything, have to get to know the typical things about the various programs but it looks amazing.

I wanted to click on the ThumbsUp like hundred times but Jeremy only lets me thank you once

Kind regards,

Eric

Last edited by EricTRA; 09-02-2009 at 12:13 PM. Reason: Puppy hid himself behind the Pinguin LOL
 
Old 09-02-2009, 05:28 PM   #19
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LOL
thats cool
I gotta fix some stuff too though

OR
you can fix your own
yeah

Basically
if you wanna add/remove programs from grml-magix
copy the grml-magix.squashfs to a empty folder on your ext3 hd

Make sure you put the grml-magix.squashfs at least 2 folders deep
or when you boot the thorshammer cd/usb it will try to boot off the grml-magix.squashfs
on hd

now, boot off the cd or thorshammer usb
make sure you boot grml-magix, not darkmagic or puppy

at desktop
open rox as root and use rox to click thru folders till you get to your hd partition containing the grml-magix.squashfs
like, on mine rox opens on /home/grml (I think)
and I navigate up to / and then go into the /mnt folder and to sda3 folder
then to LAB/grml/ where my grml-magix.squashfs is

so, then CD into the folder containing grml-magix.squashfs
for me. from running cd grml-magix
open a root terminal and

Code:
cd /mnt/sda3/LAB/grml
and then unsquashfs the grml-magix.squashfs you put there

Code:
unsquashfs grml-magix.squashfs
it will make a folder named squashfs-root
where the filesystemt is

now, CD into squashfs-root

Code:
cd squashfs-root
now CHROOT into grml-magix

Code:
mount -o bind /dev dev

mount -t proc /proc proc

chroot .
thats chroot-space-period

now, stop there and you gotta transfer your running net setup to
squashfs-root to get dhcp working

open a rox window as root and navigate to your running /etc/resolveconf/run folder

and also navigate in squashfs-root to /etc/resolvconf/run folder

copy your running resolve.conf fiole to the squashfs-root
/etc/resolvconf/run folder
drag n drop the file from one rox window to the other
it will ask if you want to overwrite the existing one
YES

then open the folder in there named "interface"
go into your running "interface" folder and copy that file( mine is named "eth0") to the empty
squashfs-root/etc/resolvconf/run/interface folder
drag n drop using rox

Quote:
**MAKE sure you delete "eth0" or whatever file in /etc/resolvconf/run/interface and edit the /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf to be blank
like so, and save it, afetre you exit chroot and before you re-squashfs it
then, back at your chroot terminal
enter
Code:
apt-get update
it should update and will say the opera gpg key is bad
fix it here
http://wiki.debian.org/Opera

so do this

Code:
gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-key 033431536A423791
and
Code:
gpg --armor --export 033431536A423791 | apt-key add -
and then your good

now, again
apt-get update

OK
now
heres the current pkg list for my grml-magix

http://multidistro.com/fluxboxp/select.txt

lots of stuff in that 340mb squashfs huh?

so, to remove an app completely
for eaxample you wanna add open office and remove abiword

Code:
apt-get --purge remove abiword
or maybe abiword-common?
anyway
then

apt-get install open-office or whatever

OH
also,
gdebi-gtk is installed but I forgot to add it to menu
der?!

to edit your fluxbox menu in squashfs-root/home/grml/.fluxbox folder
use nano, as ther is no X woindow

BUT, first, you gotta become user "grml" while in the chroot
use

Code:
su grml
then
Code:
cd /home/grml
or just
Code:
cd
then

Code:
nano .fluxbox/menu
to save in nano use control-o
to exit
control-x

edit the menu however you wish
and anything else in /home/grml

ONLY as user grml in the chroot!
don't edit or put anything in /home/grml as root
or even as user grml in your running grml

you gotta do everything concerning user grml in the chroot
everything else is root and you can do whatever

add wallpapers to /usr/share/wallpapers
to add some stuff is still difficult because of permissions and timestamps in /home/grml
sad....

How did I add the opera bookmarks and everything else in /home/grml
without messing with the permisssions etc??

thats a 2 week long journey

basically, I uploaded my running /home/grml folder as a tar.gz using gftp
to my website
I made a tar.gz named flux.tar.gz from my /home/grml folder
Code:
tar czvf flux.tar.gz grml
then used wget in the chroot to retrieve it
Code:
wget http://multidistro.com/fluxboxp/flux.tar.gz
it downloaded into /home/grml
remember to be user grml in chroot

I then untared it in /home/grml
Code:
tar -xvzf flux.tar.gz
I then copied the contents (i think) of that folder to /home/grml

Code:
cp -a grml/* /home/grml
or it was like

Code:
cp -a grml /home/
LOL
I can't fn remember!

I dont take notes
der?!

you can upload your running /home/grml folder using a free
file sharing/hosting service
like Rapidshare or whatever

anyweay
I just did a 10 hr day and am tired...yawn

to re-compress the squashfs-root when your done
you gotta go back to being root in chroot, from being user grml

use
Code:
exit
it should go to

root@grml /#

then do
Code:
umount proc
umount dev
exit
exit
Now, reboot to make sure everything was unmounted cleanly
then again at desktop
open root term and cd into your folder
not squashfs-root, above it
where your grml-magix.squashfs was befoe you unsquashed it
delete the original grml-magix.squashfs you decompressed

then
Code:
mksquashfs squashfs-root name_of_yours.squashfs
so, if you wanted to name it asshole.squashfs

Code:
mksquashfs squashfs-root asshole.squashfs
LOL

ok
My wife's starting to look at me like I'm writing to some "unknown"
girl
so I gotta go rest

OH
I'll tell ya about the pmagic remaster in avbout an hour or 2
did I miss anything?

Last edited by linus72; 09-02-2009 at 05:32 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:31 PM   #20
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Hi, I installed slack to a spare partition (43Gb) from the ThorsHammer cd, and it wrote over my /boot partition and /root partition too.

It's taken me all day to get my system back, glad I back up and use separate partitions for near everything.

I'm not complaining, but I have not been able to boot slackware yet, I have to edit my grub file.

But before that I need to re-build my customised kernel, install vbox and nVidia drivers etc, etc and source (built) programs.

May be I'll wait till I get another hd for my old box (amd3500+1gig ddr2 ram).

I'm not as experienced as I thought, I use slax on a stick, and Mandriva on my 2 boxes.

I thought I was being careful, reading the screens, looking around before committing etc.

Any how, I still have to try the rest out yet.

Thanks again, I mean it. It looks very promising.

Regards Glenn
 
Old 09-02-2009, 11:59 PM   #21
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Quite the shopping list you put in here. That'll be something for the weekend. I'll keep you up to date of my progress.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-03-2009, 02:22 PM   #22
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TROOPER!

I'm doing the IronMaiden edition now!
trying to also finish DarkMagic-4.5
http://multidistro.com/pmagic/dark.png

ALSO tell me what wallpape4rs etc you want in ironm edition?
see this?
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/

and you want thorshammer iron maiden or
seperate grml-magix or what

what you want?
 
Old 09-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #23
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Hey Linus,

Well,for the 'Maiden edition of Thorshammer it's got to be the trooper!!:

http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/f...en_trooper.jpg

And 'aces high' is really special to me:

http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/f..._aces_high.jpg

Also thanks for recommending the site,never seen that before.
Looking forward to trying it.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #24
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I love it, I have nearly all of those albums, on record.

The way I feel this week....
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/f..._of_mind_2.jpg
Love it....
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/art_australia.jpg
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/art_in_concert.jpg
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/f..._aces_high.jpg
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/art_x_factor_3.jpg
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/art_eddie_23.jpg
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/art_hooks_in_you.jpg
Futbol anyone?
http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/art_virtual_tour.jpg

But I have no pref, The ausie one would be nice.

Excellent idea, I'm following,

Cheers Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 09-03-2009 at 06:25 PM. Reason: more pics
 
Old 09-03-2009, 06:58 PM   #25
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I'm hacking pmagic-4.5 right now
http://multidistro.com/pmagic/angel.png
aliens themem gkrellm!
heres some more
http://multidistro.com/pmagic/lefteye.png

http://multidistro.com/pmagic/evil.png

http://multidistro.com/pmagic/hydra.png

http://multidistro.com/pmagic/devil.png

and, of course sweet Bathory..
http://multidistro.com/pmagic/bathory.png

you guys want the whole thorshammer made into MaidensHammer?
or what?
all thordhammer except iron maiden themes wallpapers thruout?

Last edited by linus72; 09-03-2009 at 07:06 PM.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 07:19 PM   #26
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Na!, but it sounds tempting.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 04:10 PM   #27
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OK gangsters
I got pmagic-4.5 remastered!
DarkMagic-4.5!
http://multidistro.com/pmag45/angelic.png

http://multidistro.com/pmag45/wizard.png

http://multidistro.com/pmag45/belly.png

http://multidistro.com/pmag45/zixsaw.png

http://multidistro.com/pmag45/reaper.png

http://multidistro.com/pmag45/hall.png

I added flash10, gkrellm and lm_sensors to the pmagic-4.5.sqfs
set up the bookmarks too

You guys got any ideas?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 08:21 PM   #28
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OK
people's

I've mixed up ThorsHammer a bit and will be coming out with a new version
I got rid of Opera cause of issuees

But, in it's place I installed dillo, iceweasel and the awesome Midori!

I also have implemented the devices mount and volume app for the fluxbox
menu

also updated pmagic-4.4 to 4.5
so its now DarkMagic4.5 with gkrellm, flash10 and cool stuff
http://multidistro.com/pmag45/wizard.png

I added like 20 gkrellm themes, and so they don't all weigh down the pmagic-save I made a symlink from /root/.gkrellm2/themes to /usr/gkrell2/themes
thus, the themes reside in the pmagic-4.5.sqfs and not your /root save

The K3B in grml-magix is great and I have thorughly tested on my trusty usb-dvd-rw lite-on burner and on my default dvd burner too

I was wondering if any opinions on whether I should remove slack13 mini iso and zoros-3.6 in favor of slax remaster or what?
 
Old 09-21-2009, 05:52 AM   #29
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Dear Sir,
I do a bit for a charity (Steps) that recycles/resells computers and am always looking for an easy to use o/s that will work on old machines, especially if they look good. I wonder if your o/s is available? Call me a cheeky bast*** but if you don't ask you don't get.

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Old 09-21-2009, 06:16 AM   #30
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Quote:
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Dear Sir,
I do a bit for a charity (Steps) that recycles/resells computers and am always looking for an easy to use o/s that will work on old machines, especially if they look good. I wonder if your o/s is available? Call me a cheeky bast*** but if you don't ask you don't get.

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