Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

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Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by djemos » 24. Sep 2014, 05:55

Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1 is ready for testing.

The Salix Live XFCE 14.1 beta1 ISO includes the same programs as the installation ISO, with the addition of gslapt and deps for it, need for partitioning before making the installation. It is build using Slackware Live scripts from Slackware Live -LiNomad and includes the SLI installer from Slackware Live -LiNomad which it is written in c (gtk+2) and glade. Slackware Live scripts and SLI installer has been further developed adding support for user creation and gparted connectivity for managing partitions, setting locale, keyboard and support for core, basic and full installation modes. From SLI installer gui user can set new username and password ( there is no root account, as in the installation ISO). (e)Lilo is used as the boot loader for 32 and 64 bit systems, same with the installation ISO image's.

Also can install the system in a usb (frugal) and use persistent changes, having Salix in your pocket. On isos image in syslinux folder there are scripts to install on usb. Just mount iso image and copy everything to usb. Then cd to boot/syslinux folder on usb and run sudo sh install_on_usb.sh script to make the usb bootable. Same can be done with bootinst.sh script. Choose what you like. From windows the scripts are install_on_USB.cmd and bootinst.bat. Using this method everything else you have already on usb will not be erased.
You can do the same from the live environment using the SLI installer. In this case everything on usb will be erased.
Another option is to use dd command to install on usb. In this case everything on usb will be erased as well.

There is no live kernel. The kernel used is exactly the same with the 3.10.17 kernel of Slackware.
With this approach creating the installation iso's, at the same time using the already downloaded packages can build the live flavor too.
source's on github for creating live isos.

You don't need a password for the regular user and auto-logged in user one
Password for user one is “one”.

screenshots

You can download iso images from our sourceforge project page, using the following links:

Live ISO images
32-bit (i686):
(size: 745 MB, md5sum: 4997c7eadca5850124571c0718af34d0)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download

64-bit (x86_64):
(size: 791 MB, md5sum: 044466be4d7cfba4e1fa38f75a16f1eb)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download

Thanks for testing.

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by ikke » 24. Sep 2014, 07:03

Thank you very much for providing this LiveCD,

Am downloading. Will test and provide comments if needed.

Things seem to be moving ... Nice!

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by ikke » 24. Sep 2014, 12:45

After half a day working / playing with Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1 i would like to say that this LiveCD is almost perfect. Congratulations.

Did a frugal install on a usbstick my own way (booting with grub legacy). All the programs I have been using up to now just worked. Was able to make / use some personal modules (gvim, ruby, mplayer. ffmpeg, ...)

Have only two remarks for the time being :

1. - 'find' gives some unusual remarks:

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find: Filesystem loop detected; `/live/union/usr/share/icons/hicolor/96x96/stock/form' has the same device number and inode as a directory which is 2 levels higher in the file system hierarchy
find: Filesystem loop detected; `/live/system/usr/share/icons/hicolor/96x96/stock/form' has the same device number and inode as a directory which is 2 levels higher in the file system hierarchy
find: Filesystem loop detected; `/live/system/usr/share/locale/fy/LC_MESSAGES' has the same device number and inode as a directory which is 5 levels higher in the file system hierarchy
find: Filesystem loop detected; `/live/system/usr/share/geany/colorschemes' has the same device number and inode as a directory which is 2 levels higher in the file system hierarchy
wondering whether these are error messages or not

2. Was unable to build "chromium" with SLKBUILD. (On i3 machine with 4GB memory) Any help?

Again : thank you for providing this nice piece of work.

PS : am sending this message from within the LiveCD.

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by djemos » 24. Sep 2014, 14:38

As you say everything are working fine. You did the installation on usb your own way and worked.
About these messages has to do with union and not every user dig his system so deep. :-)
About building chromium on live environment and why you could not do it i cannot tell. Even if you have 4GB of memory chromium is not a regular build.

Thanks for testing.

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by mimosa » 25. Sep 2014, 11:57

This is just an initial report. I copied the image to USB with dd, and it boots fine - very fast as well. Someone in the jabber chat mentioned it not working with dd, but for me, it did.

On boot, user is asked to select language, which also defines the keyboard. But the keyboard should be a separate step. For example, I might have a Brazilian Portuguese keyboard, but want UK locale. In this case, I have a UK laptop, chose English language, and I have got US keyboard layout, which is different from UK. Pipe comes out as >.

In my view this keyboard selection should include all possible options, as in the classic installer, not just a selection of some common ones. There are several for each language, and it makes a big difference. Especially for users not using persistence, fixing this manually after boot is an unacceptable hassle.

I launched the installer, but haven't actually tried it out yet. It looks nice, though. How does it decide whether to install lilo or elilo? One minor thing: the text @Actions needed ... @ etc is gammatically incorrect. I suggest: Actions needed before proceeding with system installation.

As noted above, there is a lot going on just in the background that I don't recall seeing with the old Live, for instance:

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one[~]$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
none            935M  9.6M  926M   2% /
/dev/sdb        791M  791M     0 100% /live/media
/dev/loop0      206M  206M     0 100% /live/modules/01-core.slm
/dev/loop1      179M  179M     0 100% /live/modules/02-basic.slm
/dev/loop2      316M  316M     0 100% /live/modules/03-full.slm
/dev/loop3      2.0M  2.0M     0 100% /live/modules/04-common.slm
/dev/loop4       33M   33M     0 100% /live/modules/05-kernel.slm
/dev/loop5       19M   19M     0 100% /live/modules/06-live.slm
unionfs         755M  755M     0 100% /live/system
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /live/union
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /bin
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /boot
unionfs         931M     0  931M   0% /dev
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /etc
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /home
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /lib
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /lib64
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /media
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /mnt
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /opt
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /root
unionfs         935M  332K  935M   1% /run
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /sbin
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /srv
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /tmp
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /usr
unionfs         1.7G  765M  926M  46% /var
tmpfs           935M  332K  935M   1% /run
devtmpfs        931M     0  931M   0% /dev
cgroup_root     935M     0  935M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda3        14G   12G  738M  95% /run/media/one/Data
/dev/sda5       9.7G  8.3G  921M  91% /run/media/one/622161b3-e88d-43ce-8ab5-08073d5e0824
one[~]$ 

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by ikke » 25. Sep 2014, 13:10

Experienced a small problem...

Some strange characters are sometimes appearing around a file name in a reply to a bash command :
EG
one[~]$ rm squashfs-root/home/one/.gvimrc
removed ‘squashfs-root/home/one/.gvimrc~’
In this mail most of these characters are not shown the same way as on the command line. (Only "â" is showing)
In my 'vim' editor they show as codes :
‘<80><98>squashfs-root/home/one/.gvimrc~â<80><99>€™€™
.
Any comments?

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by mimosa » 25. Sep 2014, 15:03

ikke, what locale do you use?

I'm not sure whether it makes any difference (to this, or to anything else) but the intention is for you to use the normal path, in this case, ~/.gvimrc.

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by ikke » 25. Sep 2014, 16:52

Thank you for your reaction.
mimosa wrote:ikke, what locale do you use?.
You made me think. And I found what was wrong: the xfce4-terminal didn't have UTF-8 encoding. Problem solved!
I'm not sure whether it makes any difference (to this, or to anything else) but the intention is for you to use the normal path, in this case, ~/.gvimrc.
For your info : I was just updating an home made module.

Thank you.

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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by laprjns » 25. Sep 2014, 22:40

dd the iso to a usb stick and did a successful legacy boot into Salix Live Xfce. That's as far as I got.

edit: found out that my desktop system boots in CMS mode and when I did boot SalixLive it was actually in legacy mode, not uefi.
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Reason: I was wrong, it did not uefi boot,
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Re: Salix Live Xfce 14.1 beta1

Post by jsalpha2 » 25. Sep 2014, 23:03

Just mount iso image and copy everything to usb. Then cd to boot/syslinux folder on usb and run sudo sh install_on_usb.sh script to make the usb bootable.
This one: salixlive-xfce-14.1-64-beta1.iso MD5 matched

Tried this way and got "usr/bin/startx: line198:can not create tempfile for here document: permission denied :
and ...................... "usr/bin/startx: line215:can not create tempfile for here document: permission denied "

Tried again with dd and got the menu-selected English-selected persistent-and it started up fine, but did not save anything. Made sure the save session was checked and tried restarting from the regular space on the left(Menu) and the other button on the right side. I must be missing something on persistence.

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