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Old 02-16-2019, 06:42 AM   #1
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Liveslak problem(s)...


Hi all,

I've been trying to put liveslak on a few flash drives I have, two @64GB, and one @128GB.

The two 64GB drives are kind of old, a few years, and for reasons I didn't wtite down or think were important, the installation of the latest from AlienBob's site and using usb2iso.sh didn't work. I figured they were starting to just go bad or something.

So, I got a brand new 128GB drive. Just opened it last night actually and plugged it in this morning to do the slaklive installation.

I wanted a luks /home partition, so I did this:

Code:
./iso2usb.sh -i slackware64-live-plasma5-current.iso -o /dev/sdc -c 70G
It of course told me all the warnings and such and I gave the passphrase as it asked for, thrice, and waited as it did its thing.

When it was done, I got this message at the end:

Code:
--- Copying '/home' from LiveOS to container...
Filesystem uses unknown compression, this is unsupported by this version
Decompressors available:
        gzip
        lzma
        lzo
        xz
root@beer:/home/me/liveslak#
This happened on my two 64GB drives also, and of course when I try to start up the system booting into the liveslak, it doesn't, and finally boots me into my normal hard drive.

Does anyone have any idea why this happened and perhaps anything I can do to solve it?

A couple or few years ago (I think it was that long ago), I had liveslak on one of my 64GB flash drives and it would even boot to it, using this very same 'iso2usb.sh' thing, so I'm not understanding what's going wrong suddenly. I made the lieslak drive on this very same computer by the way, so I don't know why it wouldn't work now too.

Thanks for any ideas with this.
 
Old 02-16-2019, 09:39 AM   #2
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Found the answer on AlienBob's blog site, scrolled way down amongst the posts and found someone with the same problem.

The fix was to install zstd, then get the squashfs-tool from the 'current' and upgrade that into my 14.2. Problem solved.

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Old 02-16-2019, 11:15 AM   #3
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Found the answer on AleiBob's blog site, scrolled way down amongst the posts and found someone with the same problem.

The fix was to install zstd, then get the squashfs-tool from the 'current' and upgrade that into my 14.2. Problem solved.
Good catch. I will have to build a check into the iso2usb.sh script to detect the lack of zstd support.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:22 AM   #4
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Where did you get ztsd I cant find it doing slackpkg search or using sboui?
Thanks
 
Old 02-16-2019, 11:35 AM   #5
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It was added to -current Thu Sep 13 21:41:51 UTC 2018
It's been updated Sun Dec 30 20:33:37 UTC 2018, Thu Nov 8 02:52:55 UTC 2018
see https://packages.slackware.com/
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:36 AM   #6
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Where did you get ztsd I cant find it doing slackpkg search or using sboui?
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The packages 'zstd' and a 'squashfs-tools' package that links against zstd are available in my repository with Slackware 14.2 packages.
Slackware-current already contains them in the core.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:36 AM   #7
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Good catch. I will have to build a check into the iso2usb.sh script to detect the lack of zstd support.
Done: https://git.slackware.nl/liveslak/co...0eba78a01b85c4
 
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