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#1 2019-07-26 17:12:27

e97
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Registered: 2019-07-06
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Beowulf ISO for a server install

Hello,

I have a couple servers I'd like to switch from debian to devuan, is there a Beowulf server ISO to save on bandwidth and time?

Last edited by e97 (2019-07-26 17:12:47)

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#2 2019-07-26 17:31:34

golinux
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

Beowulf has not been released yet.  If you want to upgrade, just change ascii to beowulf in your sources.list after fully updating and upgrading.

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#3 2019-07-26 19:04:45

e97
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

That leaves the option of an ascii netboot iso and local beowulf apt cache/mirror

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#4 2019-10-23 23:26:27

e97
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

Here's a guide on a minimal server install and upgrade to beowulf.

Overview:
1) Install ascii
2) Add basic user security
3) Upgrade to beowulf

Here we go!



1) Install ascii system using: devuan_ascii_2.1_amd64_netinst.iso

At tasksel, choose only openssh-server

I chose openrc as my init system without issue, if you are unsure stick with Sysvinit.

ascii is now installed!



2) Correct basic user security (and add a text editor of your preference)

Switch to root account:

su -

Update apt

root $ apt update

Install sudo and a text editor of your preference. I'm using vim.

root $ apt install sudo vim

Add user account to sudoers

root $ adduser <user> sudo

# test if user can sudo in a new shell, must use a new shell!
# if yes, exit root

lock root account with:

$ sudo passwd -l root

3) Upgrade to beowulf

Update sources to beowulf:

$ vim /etc/apt/sources.list

In vim type:

%s/ascii/beowulf/g

Hit enter and ascii -> beowulf

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt dist-upgrade

## if that doesn't work try:

$ sudo apt full-upgrade

Select "Yes" for unattended service restart

This may take some time.. once finish verify the upgrade:

$ cat /etc/devuan_version
beowulf/ceres

Congrats! You've upgraded to beowulf

Last edited by e97 (2019-10-24 14:36:44)

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#5 2019-10-24 08:52:59

Geoff 42
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

I think that dist-upgrade only works with apt-get, whilst apt uses full-upgrade :-

sudo apt full-upgrade

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Last edited by Geoff 42 (2019-10-24 08:53:24)

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#6 2019-10-24 14:28:01

e97
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

thats probably correct. fortunately some kind developer aliased it to dist-upgrade which still worked for me smile

will update the guide with that option

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#7 2019-10-24 21:41:48

danista
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Registered: 2017-10-18
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

e97 wrote:
$ vim /etc/apt/sources.list

In vim type:

%s/ascii/beowulf/g

In my ascii installation, there is a file in that location /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list

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#8 2019-10-24 23:01:21

e97
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

danista wrote:
e97 wrote:
$ vim /etc/apt/sources.list

In vim type:

%s/ascii/beowulf/g

In my ascii installation, there is a file in that location /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list

I also have /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list and its all comments.

there should be /etc/apt/sources.list

what version of ascii are you using? I suspect, less than 2.1 which I'm not familiar with.

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#9 2019-10-25 13:43:23

danista
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Re: Beowulf ISO for a server install

what version of ascii are you using?

2.0

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