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Old 11-11-2009, 09:51 AM   #16
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mmm..oh I forgot to tell that I compressed all the docs in /usr/share/doc
if you install to hd, meaning like a reg ubuntu install, not frugal with unetbootin
you gotta uncompress the docs, so you can read them and so when you add/remove apps
it will add/remove the appropriate stuuf

I left mksquashfs and unsquashfs-lzma in the /usr/share/doc folder
please use PCMANFM filemanager, as root, (login as root at login)
hit the up arrow until you see the folder usr
go into usr/share/doc
right click anywhere empty and select "open terminal here"
then enter

Code:
./unsquashfs-lzma docz.squashfs
that will uncompress it to a folder named squashfs-root
go into that folder and move everything 1 folder up into the doc folder
and delete the empty squashfs-root folder

to move everything easy, when in squashfs-root folder
goto filemanager bar and choose "edit" and then "select all"
then right click on any folder and choose "cut"
then go up into doc folder and choose "paste"
then delete squashfs-root folder

you wanna dual-boot with windows?
just run the installer from usb or cd in "guest" desktop
the ubiquity installer icon should be on desktop
if you run the installer, just make sure you choose
"dual-boot with windows" or it will say something similar

I was gonna make a 9.04 netbook remix too
as there is software especially for netbooks with ubuntu

Can you tell me what the ram usage is running phalanx-9.04 on your netbook?
just open a terminal and type in "free"
heres mine

Code:
guest[~]$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        768880     386196     382684          0      18892     164740
-/+ buffers/cache:     202564     566316
Swap:      2273156          0    2273156
note that I'm in SalixOS writing this, not 9.04
and its using 202MB RAM
the middle number
can you post yours here?
just do as above, right-click in term and select "copy"
then paste that into your nexyt post
 
Old 11-17-2009, 03:54 PM   #17
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I have exactly the same symptoms after using a 'manual' install onto
USB stick on my Dell mini V10. But I found that if you press F7 before the lights go out you get repeated error message:
/init: line 1: can't open /dev/sdc: no medium found
ultimately followed by:

Unable to find medium containing a live file system

and then an initramfs prompt which seems functional, although I can't get anything useful out of it.

Hope someone can take this further to a solution!
 
Old 11-17-2009, 04:26 PM   #18
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grimne, you are speaking of the Ubuntu-9.10 netbook remix?
it may be a bug

Ubuntu-9.04 still has the bug where it wont use a persistent file (casper-rw)
but will use a persistent partition (casper-rw)
kinda weird...
 
Old 11-18-2009, 12:20 PM   #19
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Hi linus72 - yes - used ubuntu-9.10-netbook-remix-i386.iso

Made some progress by implementing your suggestion ( cdrom-detect/try-usb=
true ), inserted into the appropriate line in text.cfg

But elation was short lived, with a kernel panic -

No filesystem could mount root, tried ext3 ext2 ext4 fuseblk

( but I thought my USB stick had to be vfat 16 ??? )
 
Old 11-18-2009, 12:50 PM   #20
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anyway you can post the syslinux.cfg files, I think its called "menu.cfg"
in syslinux folder?
 
Old 11-18-2009, 10:16 PM   #21
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NOTE edw1nf01:

I am now uploading a updated and reconfigured Phalanx-9.04-LXDE version
I also put in Chromium browser
besides firefox/opera
and also got some unr repos so you can nstall all the netbook stuff
if'n you want
and redid everything

The new one will be ready by morning
look for the post then

screenshot here
http://multidistro.com/distros/ubunt...d/phalanx2.png

and here the root desktop and menu
http://multidistro.com/distros/ubuntu-based/root.png

http://multidistro.com/distros/ubuntu-based/menu.png

Last edited by linus72; 11-18-2009 at 10:39 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #22
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grimme,
Did you try and create the usb using the "usb-creator" that can with the 9.10 iso file?
This is what I was doing and not having any success.
It did work perfectly however when I used unetbootin. If you search for it and go to the website there are very easy instructions on how to use it.

I got curious and installed the KDE package for Kubuntu and had some wifi issues that I have since sorted out and everything is working great.

I am running it with wubi as a dual boot without having to partition my hard drive.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 09:51 AM   #23
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hey edw1nfo1

Phalanx version2 is out at softpedia
and includes Chromium and the blacked out desktop
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...DE-52442.shtml
 
Old 11-20-2009, 12:12 PM   #24
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hi edwinf01,
thanks for tips - I have decided to try Unetbootin and erase my UNR on USB.
Status now is that my USB works on an Asus Eeepc, but only in root window.
X server will not start ( missing /dev/agpgart, tries to load non-existent modules). On Dell mini, it freezes after failing to set system clock.
For the record (as how not to do it), this is what I tried:
1. download UNR isofile to hard disk & check md5sum
2. partition, format, flag bootable my USB using gparted
3. make bootable with syslinux -s
4. mount iso & USB, copy to USB with cp -r
5. rename isolinux in directory isolinux & file isolinux.cfg as syslinux
6. apply Linus72's 'append' correction in file text.cfg

I normally run a desktop stable Debian v. unadventurously, so it may take a while before I get Unetbootin operational! (would be nice to know what has gone wrong with above procedure, though)
 
  


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