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Old 01-18-2011, 08:18 AM   #301
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Hey lq_asking and nooby

first, lq_asking you know I am not a kernel expert of any kind and don't know why your kernel is bigger
have you tried compiling same kernel on different machine?

If you wish I will compile it on my machine(s) and upload it for you?

The 2.6.37 kernels I just compiled with aufs2, squashfs-lzma, and autogroup patches are 4.6mb and 4.7mb respectively for Slackware and ARCH.

In comparison the Salix live 2.6.33.4-smp kernel is 5.2mb
http://enialis.net/~jrd/salix/kernelive/

nooby; I have discontinued, at least temporarily, the four nFluxOS builds (ARCH, Debian, Slackware, Ubuntu).

I am concentrating on PocketWriter because I like writing fiction,etc and there is no distro specifically targeted at writers.

The difference between nFluxOS and PocketWriter is all the nFluxOS builds are based on testing/unstable distro's
while PocketWriter is based on Salix OS Slackware 13.1.2 build, which is more stable.

Yes, any Slax derivative can have the live media and the persistent save on a ntfs partition
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action...20slaxsave.dat

http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action...20slaxsave.dat

nooby, I would suggest either Salix OS live/install or Porteus (new Slax)
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home

http://www.porteus.org/

all of my builds include flash, Porteus does as well.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #302
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Thanks Linus!

Okay. So you like Porteus. I have it installed but I failed to get it to show pictures and music video clips.

Is it a minimalistic modularised distro that only have a few apps and lacking a picture program? One need to go somewhere and apt-get it or something? Is that why I failed to see pictures? They showed as thumbs but totally refused to be shown as all the other distros are known to do.

I got Knoppix 6.4.3 to work real good in frugal install and with persistence and apt-get gave me the lacking flashplugin too.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 02:04 PM   #303
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OK
yeah, Porteus is kinda minimalistic

There are so many distros to try!

I really suggest you get familiar with one that is easily remasterable, then remaster it to make it yours
there are many but what distro are you most comfortable with??
 
Old 01-30-2011, 10:57 AM   #304
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
Hey lq_asking and nooby

first, lq_asking you know I am not a kernel expert of any kind and don't know why your kernel is bigger
have you tried compiling same kernel on different machine?

...
The 2.6.37 kernels I just compiled with aufs2, squashfs-lzma, and autogroup patches are 4.6mb and 4.7mb respectively for Slackware and ARCH.

In comparison the Salix live 2.6.33.4-smp kernel is 5.2mb
http://enialis.net/~jrd/salix/kernelive/
I found out that the size of kernels properly configured for use with your livecd-kit are necessarily bigger compared to a kernel not prepared for 'LIVE-use':

1.)
kernel26-pf (2.6.37-pf2)
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=40191

I have built this kernel several times using its regular kernel-configuration:

The resulting kernel-size is then about 2.4MB. But a live ISO image with it doesn't boot!

2.)
Now, I modified the same kernel26-pf-package using only the kernel config-file from your AUR-package:

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

Now this kernel (built from the kernel26-pf AUR-package) has grown to 4.6MB. But the ISO-image built from ctkarch 0.6 with this kernel boots.

Only current problem I have (both in ctkarch 0.6 HDD-installation or LIVE-system) is that the package conversion tool arch2lzm from your toolbox doesn't work.

Quote:
[root@ctkarch tools]# arch2lzm pkg qjackctl
:: Synchronizing package databases...
core 35,6K 62,2K/s 00:00:01 [##############################] 100%
extra 478,4K 218,2K/s 00:00:02 [##############################] 100%
community 393,8K 212,4K/s 00:00:02 [##############################] 100%
archlinuxfr 27,1K 255,5K/s 00:00:00 [##############################] 100%
pfkernel 3,3K 1593,6K/s 00:00:00 [##############################] 100%
Resolving dependencies...

packages (1): qjackctl-0.3.6-1

Overall size of download: 0,34 MB

Continue download? [Y/n]
:: Received packages from extra ...
qjackctl-0.3.6-1-i686 350,4K 147,5K/s 00:00:02 [##############################] 100%
Checking package integrity ...
ls: access of /var/cache/pacman/pkg/qjackctl-[0-9]*.pkg.tar.gz not possible: file or directory not found ..
error: no target-files specified (use -h for help)
Creating module ...
/mnt/sda6/aur-livecd/livecd-packages/kernel26-livecd-37/kernel26-livecd/livecd-kit/linux-live-6.3.0_x86/tools/.pkg.tar.gz.lzm
Cleaning temporary files ...
Completed!
The above output was partially in german. Translation by me.

I get always a package named '.pkg.tar.gz.lzm'

Last edited by lq_asking; 01-30-2011 at 05:46 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #305
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Looking into arch2lzm shows the culprit.
By
Code:
[root@ctkarch tools]# arch2lzm pkg qjackctl
the package qjackctl-0.3.6-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
is loaded into the package cache but by
Code:
PKG=$(ls /var/cache/pacman/pkg/$1-[0-9]*.pkg.tar.gz)
the script assumes a .gz archive - likewise all other scripts in the toolbox. So the scripts must fail for .xz-packages. Simple rewrites are possible for squashing packages of only one sort, e.g. .xz-packages.
I have informed godane.

@linus72

P.S.(Edited on 03-02-11)
I made an 'archxz2lzm' from your original 'arch2lzm' - simply by replacing each occurrence of '.gz' by '.xz' - and it works.
I tested 'archxz2lzm' on my live-clone of CTKArchLive 0.6.
I have generated this clone with your livecd-kit containing a 'kernel26-pf'-kernel (from AUR-repository) built with the kernel-configuration of your 'kernel-livecd'-package (AUR).

Last edited by lq_asking; 02-03-2011 at 05:55 PM.
 
  


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