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Old 11-18-2010, 02:20 PM   #286
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Hi linus72,

just wanted to say hello. On my secondary PC (sometime in the future I plan to replace my main system with Ubuntu by Arch) I still use what is based on your arch10.zip distro although with kernel26 (stable) - as you proposed above in the thread.

you don't need to read the rest of this post; it's kind of log to record what I did - in I'd need it later.

1. today I did a

# pacman -Syu

it downloaded 280MB [from testing! while running kernel26 (stable)] and upgraded all w/o errors. It proposed to run lilo which I did and - surprise! - the system rebooted ok. I played around with the Lynxbrowser (my first time) and firefox and so far found no problems. Great system!

2. I have two NICs: intern (module e100) and a Realtek PCI (module 8390) (whose module name I added to the MODULES line in /etc/rc.conf so that the two NICs are not arbitrarly swapped at boot time - as proposed in an arch network wiki). Only the latter has BNC (coax) which is how I connect to the DSL-modem on the other floor. To get the DSL-connection reliably working (problem already mentioned earlier in this thread) I found no easier way than to exclude network start from the daemons in /etc/rc.conf
otherwise -if the DSL was connected at boot time- 'pppoe-start' would connect well but resolving addresses (dhcp) wouldn't work because the network uses the same NIC statically for ip 100.0.0.138. (sorry, I forgot if I configured this ip earlier.)

3. after the above mentioned pacman-upgrade and reboot of latest kernel26 (stable), I also tried to boot the alternate (arch-testing) kernel which came with the original arch10.zip distro. Q: Doesn't it use the same /etc/rc.conf? I ask, because it starts the network and with it 100.0.0.138 is back. It is [ edit: ] NOT necessary for me to fix it, since I'll use the stable kernel only. I'm just curious.

Now that I'm up-to-date, is there a any reason to start over using Arch11.zip?

best regards,
0li

p.s.: I wonder why (in menu/programming) Qt (I ask, because the package is huge!) is part of your distro(s) while everything(?) else in it is based on Gtk.

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:37 PM   #287
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hey Oli
good to see your back!

The arch11 cd adds xfce4 desktop, gdm, and chromium thats all

Please tell me what kernels you have installed?
to see all your packages installed do "pacman -Q > packages.txt" and packages.txt will be there to look at
I dont think QT is installed?

How did you try to boot the kernel from arch10?
did you first make a kernel26.img?
 
Old 11-18-2010, 02:54 PM   #288
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> The arch11 cd adds xfce4 desktop, gdm, and chromium thats all

now xfce4 instead of Fluxbox?

"The only aims of nFlux will be to broaden the knowledge and usefulness of the Fluxbox Desktop in three of the best Linux distro’s available."
-- http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...1/#post3949825

> Please tell me what kernels you have installed?

[edit: packages.txt attached]

> How did you try to boot the kernel from arch10? did you first make a kernel26.img?

it is the kernel which was installed by running your HD-install-script which came with arch09(sorry, not arch10).zip, see

> I tried Arch09 HDD install (using nflux-installer);
-- http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4105594

(arch11.zip is your latest. I believe.)

> I dont think QT is installed?

sorry if I confused you. there is Qt Designer and more. it's possible I installed it myself; can't remember.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:26 AM   #289
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Now making a fresh start to build a live-image using your AUR-kernel-package ...

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=41875

Build environment is a HD-installation of CTKarchLive 0.6.

Before making a live-image with your kit from this systen (with the installed new kernel)
I would like to report a problem with the installation of the kernel:

1) pacman -U kernel26-livecd-2.6.36.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz doesn't find modules
sd_mod and configfs:
Quote:
==> Building image "default"
...
==> Building image "fallback"
==> Running command: /sbin/mkinitcpio -k 2.6.36 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/kernel26-livecd-fallback.img -S autodetect
:: Begin build
...
:: Parsing hook [pata]
ERROR: module 'sd_mod' not found
:: Parsing hook [scsi]
ERROR: module 'sd_mod' not found
:: Parsing hook [sata]
ERROR: module 'sd_mod' not found
:: Parsing hook [filesystems]
ERROR: module 'configfs' not found
:: Generating module dependencies
:: Gernerating image '/boot/kernel26-livecd-fallback.img' ...SUCCESS
==> SUCCESS
...
 
Old 01-01-2011, 09:11 AM   #290
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Yeah
it's always done that
dont know why but it seems harmless/...?
what sd_mod anyway?
EDIT: oh, those are built into the kernel and aren't modules thats why

adn I am probably discontinuing nfluxos for pocketwriter, it's hard maintaing four distros
I will however continue the kernel kits for slack and arch

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Old 01-01-2011, 02:43 PM   #291
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Now I have tested the live CD image installed on an USB stick with an 1GB sized persistent store on my PC and on my netbook.

Works so far but shutting down always produces the following error message - sometimes even hanging on it:

Quote:
auplink: plink.c:223:AUFS_CTL_PLINK_MAINT: Inappropriate ioctl for device
Dont't know if this is critical for the perstistent store.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 06:28 PM   #292
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hey lq_asking
no, again that's another should be harmless warning from aufs-utils
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/ex...86/aufs2-util/

not even needed for livecd except for NFS stuff
 
Old 01-03-2011, 12:45 PM   #293
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@linus72

I would like to add "live"-support by your aufs2 and squashfs-lzma patches to this special kernel for netbooks:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34625

Please where can I get them from? I shall try then to modify the PKGBUILD of the netbook-kernel.

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Old 01-03-2011, 04:54 PM   #294
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hey lq_asking

the aufs2 and squashfs-lzma patches are here
http://cvs.pld-linux.org/cgi-bin/cvs...ckages/kernel/

the ones I used are

aufs2 1.15
squashfs-lzma 1.7

hope that helps?
 
Old 01-05-2011, 10:55 AM   #295
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Quote:
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@linus72

I would like to add "live"-support by your aufs2 and squashfs-lzma patches to this special kernel for netbooks:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34625
... this is not what I shall do really because the arch-kernel-patch used there

(ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/other/kernel...6.2-1-ARCH.bz2)

is in conflict with the additional patches and I don't know how to handle this conflict.

So I shall go the other way and start with patching your kernel-source in

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=41875

with the BFS, BFQ, ...-patches of the netbook-kernel ...
 
Old 01-06-2011, 01:16 PM   #296
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As a first step I have created now an USB-live-image having added only the bfs 363-patch to your source. Works. But the kernel is much bigger than yours. I don't know where this encrease in size comes from because I have used your kernel config (x86).
 
Old 01-07-2011, 06:07 AM   #297
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@linus72
I don't know where this encrease in size comes from because I have used your kernel config (x86).
Oh. I get most of your config only by
Code:
make oldconfig
on the patched source. This will likely reduce the kernel-size.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 06:13 AM   #298
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hey man
I just compiled 2.6.37 with newest aufs2 and squashfs-lzma
does the 2.6.37 kernel now include that "wonder" 200 lines patch or whatever?

anyway, I don't know why your kernel is so big?
is "optimize for size" checked?
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #299
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anyway, I don't know why your kernel is so big?
is "optimize for size" checked?
Yes. The kernel size is 4.64MB.

Relative to your config (x86) I have changed only the following items in the kernel configuration:

- BFS CPU scheduler
- (unchecked) Support for big SMP systems with more than 8 CPUs
- Maximum number of CPUs -> 4
- Preemption model: preemtible kernel (low-latency desktop)
- Processor Model: Intel Atom
 
Old 01-18-2011, 05:51 AM   #300
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Hi Linux72,

I see you also have PocketwriterOS and nFlux on your site Multidistro.com

How are they different to each other? Can both have persistence on NTFS in frugal install?

I tried out Knoppix 6.2 which is Debian based and they had a save file that could be saved on the NTFS so it is possible.

Yes I can read on your site the problem is that I have a kind of dyslexia so I drown and get confused when there is highly abstract text to read through so maybe you can just say a few words about both? Is PWOS a bigger version of nFlux? or maybe a lighter version for writing from USB? Being portable?

Anyway what I want is an OS that have adobe Flashplayer from scratch due to me propeller head and fail to install things that most people can do.

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