[SOLVED] Slint Control Center Quirks

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Atip
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[SOLVED] Slint Control Center Quirks

Post by Atip » 4. Nov 2017, 04:47

Slint-32bit

Slint Control Center>System>liloconfig>expert>Recycle
This stalls with the following message:
Duplicate entry 'lba32' at or above line 7 in file '/etc/lilo.conf
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Sorry, but the attempt to install LILO has returned an error, so LILO has
not been correctly installed.
The control center is placing this line into lilo.conf making it douplicate.
The solution is to delete the line first in lilo.conf.

On multi-boot the directories have to be mounted first,
otherwise the program will stall saying cannot find /dev/sdb*.

That too might have to be corrected.
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Re: Slint Control Center Quirks

Post by DidierSpaier » 4. Nov 2017, 14:04

I will look at that, but these are a possible issues with liloconfig, certainly not with the Slint Control Center that just runs liloconfig in a terminal. In other words you would get the same behavior starting a terminal, becoming root then running liloconfig.

To try to reproduce I need your partitions' layout and usage, so please give the output of:
lsblk -o name,size,fstype,mountpoint
cat /etc/fstab
cat /etc/lilo.conf

And tell us what is the root directory of each system, and on which one you run liloconfig.

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Re: Slint Control Center Quirks

Post by Atip » 5. Nov 2017, 03:40

NOW I JUST FOUND THIS PROBLEM IS ONLY IN SLINT,
if I run lilo from a terminal it does the same making a duplicate of line 7 in lilo.conf.

I booted into Salix-14.2 and Slackel-openbox. Run lilo und no such problem.
All have the same lilo version: LILO version 24.2 (released 22-November-2015)
It is from those 2 boxes that I normally do lilo.

This was the first time I run lilo in Slint.

All boxes have the same /etc/lilo.conf and similar /etc/fstab adjusted as to which is root.

The outputs on next post are from Slint.
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Re: Slint Control Center Quirks

Post by Atip » 5. Nov 2017, 03:50

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 lsblk -o name,size,fstype,mountpoint
NAME     SIZE FSTYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda     74.5G        
|-sda1  22.5M ext3   
|-sda2  23.5M ext2   
|-sda3     1K        
|-sda5  34.2G ext4   
|-sda6  15.6G ext4   
`-sda7  24.7G ext4   
sdb    465.8G        
|-sdb1     1K        
|-sdb2  78.3G ext4   
|-sdb3 117.3G ext4   /
|-sdb4  58.9G ext4   
|-sdb5    75G ext4   
|-sdb6    40G ext4   
`-sdb7    35G ext4   
sr0     1024M     

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 cat /etc/fstab
/dev/sdb3        /                ext4        defaults         1   1
/dev/sdb5       /mnt/Sdb5         ext4        defaults,noauto           0  0
/dev/sdb7        /mnt/Sdb7        ext4        defaults,noauto  0   0
/dev/sdb2       /mnt/Sdb2         ext4        defaults,noauto  0   0
/dev/sdb4       /mnt/Sdb4         ext4          defaults,noauto  0   0
/dev/sda5       /mnt/Sda5         ext4        defaults,noauto  0   0
#/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,ro,comment=x-gvfs-show 0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
tmpfs            /dev/shm         tmpfs       defaults         0   0

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cat /etc/lilo.conf
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/sdb
compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
# disk = /dev/sdb
# bios = 0x81
# Boot BMP Image.
# Bitmap in BMP format: 640x480x8
bitmap = /boot/salix.bmp
default = Slint32-Sdb3
# Menu colors (foreground, background, shadow, highlighted
# foreground, highlighted background, highlighted shadow):
bmp-colors = 255,20,255,20,255,20
# Location of the option table: location x, location y, number of
# columns, lines per column (max 15), "spill" (this is how many
# entries must be in the first column before the next begins to
# be used. We don't specify it here, as there's just one column.
bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
# Timer location x, timer location y, foreground color,
# background color, shadow color.
bmp-timer = 65,29,0,255
# Standard menu.
# Or, you can comment out the bitmap menu above and
# use a boot message with the standard menu:
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt

# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append="quiet vt.default_utf8=1"
prompt
timeout = 50
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1280x1024x64k
vga = 791
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins

image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb3
label = Slint32-Sdb3
read-only # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking

image = /mnt/Sdb7/boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb7
label = Salix-Sdb7
read-only

image = /mnt/Sdb2/boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb2
label = Slackel-Sdb2
read-only

image = /mnt/Sda5/boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda5
label = SLint64-Sda5
read-only

# Linux bootable partition config ends

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Re: [SOLVED] Slint Control Center Quirks

Post by Atip » 6. Nov 2017, 03:00

Solved the problem. :D

Copied /mnt/Sdb7/sbin/liloconfig to Slint /sbin.

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Re: [SOLVED] Slint Control Center Quirks

Post by DidierSpaier » 6. Nov 2017, 07:17

Atip wrote:Solved the problem. :D

Copied /mnt/Sdb7/sbin/liloconfig to Slint /sbin.
Actually it rather confirms the problem.

Solving it is in my todo list, but right now I need to concentrate on the preparation of upcoming Slint64-14.2.1.

Thanks for your report.

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