Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by laprjns » 16. Aug 2012, 11:31

Tim CowChip wrote:Unfortunately the installer ate the remaining partition with my Bridge installation and everything that I had saved to use again with salix like my new id_rsa for example. I'll back it up online next time I guess, though that doesn't seem to be a real secure method.
Are you sure that the installer over wrote the partition or was it a user error. If it was the installer (which I can't believe) then its a pretty serious bug.
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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by Tim CowChip » 16. Aug 2012, 19:12

It was user error. When I re-sized my the swap partition adjacent to sda2 (where my Arch install resided) it crossed a barrier or something and sda2 showed up as a broken link when I tried to mount it.
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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by Tim CowChip » 18. Sep 2012, 19:01

After trying to triple boot a 64bit and 32 bit platform for package builds as well as another OS for my own personal use, I have decided to give my little 160Gb hard drive a break and install just one OS for my own use and run Salix Xfce 14.0alpha1 with vmplayer on Arch (my choice for many reasons that I won't go into here).

If anyone else has tried this, I would appreciate any advice; else I will post my progress here for anyone who might want to try doing the same.

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Replace vmplayer with virtualbox
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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by gapan » 20. Sep 2012, 14:09

Tim CowChip wrote:After trying to triple boot a 64bit and 32 bit platform for package builds as well as another OS for my own personal use, I have decided to give my little 160Gb hard drive a break and install just one OS for my own use and run Salix Xfce 14.0alpha1 with vmplayer on Arch (my choice for many reasons that I won't go into here).

If anyone else has tried this, I would appreciate any advice; else I will post my progress here for anyone who might want to try doing the same.

EDIT

Replace vmplayer with virtualbox
Just install Salix and then preferably install the kernel-source package and also the guest additions. That's all.
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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by Tim CowChip » 21. Sep 2012, 19:15

Virtualbox runs very slow on my hardware. I have re-installed Salix Xfce 14.0alpha1 x86_64 on a "real" partition and will now try the chroot option for 32 bit packages.
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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by mimosa » 21. Sep 2012, 20:28

Yes, the virtualisation route calls for fairly serious hardware - more serious than mine, anyway.

However it's an attractive idea, especially given VirtualBox's "snapshots" feature.

I'm interested in investigating the chroot method too. Please post on any hurdles you encounter, and so will I!

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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by Tim CowChip » 22. Sep 2012, 16:36

After reading further

http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 74&p=22132

I have re-installed Salix Xfce 14.0alpha1 x86_64 on ext4(/) & btrfs(/home) partions

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I have been informed that a btrfs partition isn't necessary to use shador's chroot tools
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Re: Virtual machine, chroot or 32bit installation

Post by Tim CowChip » 29. Sep 2012, 18:02

Shador was right when he said:
Shador wrote:
:arrow: Alternative: Chroots (not lazy people :P)
I found an interesting alternative here that gave the idea to boot Salix Live Xfce 13.37.iso, upgrade it to 14.0 then making an upgraded iso to boot from using liveclone.
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