slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by DidierSpaier » 24. Sep 2022, 17:27

hugok wrote:
24. Sep 2022, 14:58
@Didier It is possible to install Slint with a DOS/MBR partition table with just a root partition with ext4 and a swap partition? Is the bios_boot Partition 32MB required?
Not yet using the RC ISO (I just checked in a VM) but it should. Fortunately this is easy fix just adding a condition to a test (done in the VM)

However, I am not sure I take care of including the swap partition in /etc/fstab. I will check after the end of installation in the VM and post the outcome in this thread. Anyway, thanks for the heads-up!

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by DidierSpaier » 24. Sep 2022, 18:11

Follow-up:
  • Installation was successful and the system started OK after installation.
  • Some error messages were displayed as I booted the VM in Legacy mode so grub-install failed when run with the --target=x86_64-efi. I just should not run it for this target in this case, but only with --target=386-pc, which succeeded.
  • The swap partition was not listed in /etc/fstab. I will not change that now, as I have seen some cases where lsblk wrongly listed a partition type as swap. The user in that case will just need to write a line for the swap partition after installation. It is easy enough to find on the world wide web how to set up a swap partition, I think.

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by djemos » 24. Sep 2022, 19:57

Didier, if i can say a thought. I use bilkid in the sli to add swap in fstab.

This add in fstab only the swap that user has create at installation time.
for SWAPD in $(blkid | grep $installdevice | grep TYPE="\"swap\"" |cut -d: -f1) ; do
echo "Enabling swapping to '$SWAPD'"
echo "$SWAPD swap swap defaults 0 0" >> /mnt/install/etc/fstab
done

removing "| grep $installdevice" above, all swap partitions found are added in fstab

for SWAPD in $(blkid | grep TYPE="\"swap\"" |cut -d: -f1) ; do
echo "Enabling swapping to '$SWAPD'"
echo "$SWAPD swap swap defaults 0 0" >> /mnt/install/etc/fstab
done

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by DidierSpaier » 24. Sep 2022, 21:52

Thanks for the input Dimitris.

I could do something like that, but are we sure that if the output of blkid includes "TYPE=swap" this is true? Anyway as the question arise for manual partitioning mode I would consider to ask a confirmation by the user, and expect that he or she has used mkswap for this partition.

The reason I have not considered a swap partition so far is that we use swap in zram instead plus a swap file of size 1G.

So if the machine has 2G of RAM (the minimum allowed to install Slint-15.0) "free -th" says that the RAM has a size of 1.9 Gi but adds to this 4.9 Gi of swap (3.9Gi for the zstd compressed ramdisk plus 1 Gi for the swap file).

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by SalixManiac » 27. Sep 2022, 15:50

Colin Chapman “light is right” those last words "the middle pedal is for cowards"

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by DidierSpaier » 27. Sep 2022, 16:16

Yes, when I think there is no risk doing that I sometimes package from a git tree at a given commit. "git checkout" is my friend. :D

This is helpful if new features are worth it or security fixes are provided after the latest versioned release or tag. GRUB is a good example; Daniel Kiper is know to not release often, but at the same time does not commit before intensive review and testing: it is not unusual that developers need to provide several versions of a patches set before it be accepted.

PS Instead of doing that other distributions like Debian package a release + a zillion patches, some cherry picked from the source tree. But Debian has often several maintainers or contributors for one package, Slint only one maintainer for all packages, so...

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by SalixManiac » 28. Sep 2022, 16:02

I use what Salckware does for git when I need it
kernel-firmware-20160628git-noarch-1 and now kernel-firmware-20220124_eb8ea1b-noarch-1

it's going to be difficult https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel ... og-5.19.12 it's not an easy kernel.

PS; I have long believed that Debian was full of bugs such as the inability to mount a file.iso on Debian 10, for 3 years I have been recovering their annual iso, there were more and more "bugs" and no it's their "security" patch :lol: :lol: :lol:
Colin Chapman “light is right” those last words "the middle pedal is for cowards"

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by DidierSpaier » 28. Sep 2022, 17:47

I have packaged linux-5.19.11 for Slint 15.0, but will not ship 5.19.2 in the official release. I will wait to see if bugs or issues are reported before upgrading.

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate 2 ISO is available.

Post by DidierSpaier » 1. Oct 2022, 12:04

Now rc2, stable slint64-15.0 coming soon :D

Please read the README-rc2 before updating

Many changes are mentioned in this ChangeLog. Have fun!

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Re: slint64-15.0 release candidate ISO is available for testing.

Post by hugok » 1. Oct 2022, 13:37

Nice :D Thanks Didier
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