Salix Live beta1

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Salix Live beta1

Post by JRD » 21. Oct 2009, 07:58

After two alphas, here is the first beta of SalixLive:
http://enialis.net/~jrd/salix/salixlive ... -beta1.iso
http://enialis.net/~jrd/salix/salixlive ... a1.iso.md5


Included features:
  • autologin
  • salixlive default hostname
  • salixos.org default domain name
  • generic salixlive created keys directly in /etc/ssh
  • a simple script to build the LiveISO
  • funionfs for building modules
  • noload cheatcode to disable some modules
  • Firefox as default browser
  • Splashy on initrd
  • grub2 (languages, keyboard)
Corrected bugs:
  • salixliveSLAX in ISO name must be corrected to salixlive
  • /dev/initctl problem
  • /etc/profile.d/alias.sh
  • /usr/share/locale/locale.alias on the initrd
  • keyboardsetup reference to delete
  • 10-keymap.fdi is missing
Known bugs:
  • grub2 boot menu to choose between full, only basic, or only core
  • grub2 command line to include "changes=" cheatcode
  • Booting from USB KO ?
  • Splashy segfault when relogin ?
Thanks to Shador for the great grub2 boot menu.
Akuna's installer is on the way for the beta2 maybe ^_^.
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by Akuna » 21. Oct 2009, 10:28

JRD wrote: Akuna's installer is on the way for the beta2 maybe ^_^.
Lol, :D

Let us first play with beta1 & fully enjoy it before working on beta2.
In any case what would be the point of beta2 without the livetools. ;)
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by JRD » 21. Oct 2009, 12:40

I agree :)
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by Akuna » 21. Oct 2009, 12:41

One bug found: http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1256#p1256

Also, when booting from a physical CD-ROM (not in VirtualBox), the boot menu local chars are unreadable & replaced by ????

EDIT: fixed-> http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1268#p1268
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by damNageHack » 4. Nov 2009, 03:08

Tried the image written to an USB stick with UNetbootin. Booting results in
Fatal error occured - salixlive data not found.
You are maybe using an unsupported boot device (e.g. SCSI or old PCMCIA).
(...)
Why? The directory is also on the stick ...
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by Akuna » 5. Nov 2009, 12:43

Another thing... the Livecd doesn't mount ext4 partitions because fstab sees them as ext3
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by JRD » 5. Nov 2009, 12:59

damNageHack wrote: Why? The directory is also on the stick ...
Good question. I don't have the answer and need to investigate.

About ext4 partitions, I also need to investigate on this.

Maybe you can add a target version or project in SF bugzilla, Akuna ?
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by thenktor » 5. Nov 2009, 16:08

JRD wrote:Maybe you can add a target version or project in SF bugzilla, Akuna ?
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/salix/ticket/97
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by Akuna » 5. Nov 2009, 16:26

Regarding ext4 detection, it probably depends on the tools the live-scripts are depending on to detect filesystems.

At the moment both fdisk & parted are seeing ext4 as ext3. While lshal sees ext4 correctly.
In fact because of this I am planning to switch to lshal for the installer filesys detection instead of parted
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Re: Salix Live beta1

Post by thenktor » 5. Nov 2009, 17:03

The Salix 13.0.1 instalelr correctly detected my ext4 home partition.
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