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#1 2019-02-03 20:57:44

rolfie
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[Solved] Beowulf installation image

Is there somewhere a hidden set of installation images of Beowulf around? Can't find anything in the official repositories. I tried an update on ASCII in a VM and got it busted, doesn't work. Would like to try a native installation, an alpha would be ok.

Thanks, Rolf

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#2 2019-02-03 21:03:44

golinux
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

@rolfie . . . there are installer-i386 and installer-amd64 mini.isos here:
https://pkgmaster.devuan.org/devuan/dists/beowulf/main/

Drill down to "netboot".  There is an option NOT to merge usr in the expert install.  Uses Debian softwave graphics so be prepared.

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#3 2019-02-04 00:11:35

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

I attempted an install using mini.iso (from netboot) recently and encountered an error during the install, something about kernel mismatch. The error was serious as presented, that the resulting install may not boot.  And sure enough; the installed os would not boot.  i have to apologize for lack of details, as I quickly moved on and just installed the normal Devuan netinst.iso. -- Just a heads up, hopefully you wont encounter this.

What I ended up doing was installing ascii netinst.iso, keeping the install minimal- no desktop.  Then immediately upon 1st boot upgrading to beowulf.  This worked well and should go smooth now that the polkit/policykit issues have been resolve.

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#4 2019-02-04 00:52:34

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

The mini.iso is considered "experimental" - ceres is in the sources.list - so breakage can be expected.   The i386 mini.iso installed for me in Decmber in VB but then I had trouble after an upgrade because of policykit stuff which I think is now fixed.  The approach that dxrobertson took is the safest way to get to beowulf but if you do it that way, I think you will get a merged usr which might not be desirable in some situations.

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#5 2019-02-04 02:40:24

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Wait! There IS an iso image for Beowulf? O_o
And I went through installing ASCII and then upgrading with apt... XD

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#6 2019-02-04 02:50:15

golinux
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

franko wrote:

Wait! There IS an iso image for Beowulf? O_o
And I went through installing ASCII and then upgrading with apt... XD

The mini.iso is for TESTING.   There were changes made to the installer including additional questions during the process.  There were calls for testing those changes on the ML.

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#7 2019-02-04 03:11:20

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

golinux wrote:

There were calls for testing those changes on the ML.

I have obviously missed it... I am new here, and using Devuan just a couple of days now, still figuring it out.
What is ML, btw?

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#8 2019-02-04 03:40:30

golinux
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Well, welcome to Devuan!  big_smile

Our Mail List  is DNG:
Archives are here
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Keep in mind that the mini.iso is not ready for prime time so YMMV.

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#9 2019-02-04 13:14:17

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Thank you! :-)

Of course, mailing list! XD It was VERY late in the night, approaching morning, I had to sleep. :-D

golinux wrote:

Keep in mind that the mini.iso is not ready for prime time so YMMV.

I understand that. For now, I am fine with what I have ATM. Seems stable enough.

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#10 2019-02-06 15:27:48

rolfie
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Thanks for the link, I'll give it a try. Is it correct that the image is dated something like April 18?

Apart from that the further discussion left me behind. Too may acronyms like XD, ML, YMMV, ATM.

Well, meanwhile used the duck to look up what that means and got the explanations now, but the first reading was just causing ?????

Regards, Rolf

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#11 2019-02-06 16:19:17

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

rolfie wrote:

Thanks for the link, I'll give it a try. Is it correct that the image is dated something like April 18?

No! You want the one dated December 31, 2018. Note that both files have the same name. You need to rename one or keep them in separate directories.

i386:
http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/devuan/dist … t/mini.iso

amd64:
http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/devuan/dist … t/mini.iso

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#12 2019-02-07 02:20:28

stanz
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Greetings All... smile
Finally moved in & unpacked enough to visit!
An image for beowulf! You Dev's rock.
I went for fsmithred's advice, dated December 31, 2018, and got the same error...

dxrobertson wrote:

I attempted an install using mini.iso (from netboot) recently and encountered an error during the install, something about kernel mismatch. The error was serious as presented, that the resulting install may not boot.  And sure enough; the installed os would not boot.

No kernel modules found. Using ca & us mirrors.
No disk drives found. Aborted attempt for now, since I can't get passed that!

dxrobertson wrote:

What I ended up doing was installing ascii netinst.iso, keeping the install minimal- no desktop.  Then immediately upon 1st boot upgrading to beowulf.

That sounds easier then my past upgrades yikes
Gonna install on spare partition.
Asta
cool

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#13 2019-02-07 02:33:06

golinux
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Nice to see you back, stanz.  big_smile

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#14 2019-02-07 05:58:23

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Hi golinux ~ Thx for the greet!  wink   
lots to catch up on.
nice beowulf theme ya did, I'm anxious to get it installed now!

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#15 2019-02-07 10:42:49

rolfie
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

stanz wrote:

Greetings All... smileNo kernel modules found. Using ca & us mirrors.
No disk drives found. Aborted attempt for now, since I can't get passed that!

Same with me, German mirror, non EFI expert install, tried all 3 offered distribtions ASCII, Beowulf, Ceres, all the same.

Regards, Rolf

Addendum: also the image dated April 18 shows the same kernel modules error.

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#16 2019-02-07 13:42:35

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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Try it again - the installer was just rebuilt.

mini.iso                                           07-Feb-2019 12:06            47185920

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#17 2019-02-07 16:31:38

rolfie
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Thanks, that rebuilt works, got a working Beowulf CLI interface.

Tried to manually setup my Mate with lightdm, there I am stuck, can't enter username/password during login. Different topic though.

Thanks, Rolf

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#18 2019-02-09 20:33:47

stanz
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

Works! I opted for DE.. user loggin worked as expected..Xfce functions ~ ATM...

Thx fsmithred! I cruized right thru the expert install (tho, I'm no expert--jus` like that process wink ).

Now off to the ML to find that test request, and see if I can assist.  smile

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#19 2019-02-25 23:33:13

multios
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf installation image

I was just reading this topic and decided to try devuan/beowulf on this older HP Pavilion a1777c.

~$ uname -a
Linux devuan 4.19.0-2-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.19.16-1 (2019-01-17) i686 GNU/Linux

~$ free
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:        3546396      587544     1929248      114972     1029604     2489612
Swap:       7811068           0     7811068

I am new to the forum, but wanted to post that installation went smoothly and I'm up and running. So far, devuan looks promising on this old hardware. Right now, I'm using Midori on icewm.
Thank you devs for all your work.

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