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#226 2020-05-27 09:57:51

Geoff 42
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

Sorry, I'm getting a bit OT here, but I have discovered how to increase the resolution of the vnc display of a Dom0 under Xen.

https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Co … console.3F

I needed to add an item to the kernel command line, which in practice means adding it to the Xen config file for the VM. Thus, for booting from the installed image the "extra" line now looks like this :-

# Boot info for the installed OS :-

bootloader = '/usr/lib/xen-4.11/bin/pygrub'
extra      = 'console=hvc0 xen-fbfront.video=32,1600,1000'
root       = '/dev/xvda2 ro'

Obviously, you may want to adjust the size from 1600x1000 to suit your set up.

The only problem is that the mouse scaling goes wrong. The real cursor and the vnc cursor coincide at the top left hand corner, but as you move down and right, the vnc cursor moves further than the real cursor!

Geoff

Last edited by Geoff 42 (2020-05-27 09:58:36)

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#227 2020-05-31 14:51:28

larsH
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

Hi

Have just reinstalled using the new beowulf_3.0.0_netinstall-amd64.iso

The standard install went well including xfce. The only thing I found missing was btrfsprogs (all my filesystems are btrfs) xfsprogs.

But I did first try the Expert Install. It went well until partitioning. I could only choose between fat, fat32 and ext2 (and as remembrance it no choice of automatic partitioning). So a lot of modules missing there. I then rebooted and did make the standard install.

Have a nice day
Lars H

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#228 2020-05-31 17:19:07

PedroReina
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

larsH wrote:

But I did first try the Expert Install. It went well until partitioning. I could only choose between fat, fat32 and ext2

I've been there. It was my fault because I skipped the step of the install secuence. May be your problem too?

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#229 2020-05-31 18:42:14

larsH
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

Hi

Thank your for your answer

I have used this installer around 100 times over the years installing Debian. The step choosing the installer-components was simply not there (I might be wrong). But lt can be checked by starting the installer but not letting it commit anything. I will not try at the moment (pt. restoring my /home).

But a lot of other problems are gone since last install (Beowulf) beta 2. So it looks promising for a release.

Have a nice day

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#230 2020-05-31 18:53:33

golinux
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

@larsH . . . Did you choose the "expert" install option?  That's where most of the options are available.

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#231 2020-05-31 19:05:34

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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

jfs, xfs, btrfs and all the other usual choices are there in manual partitioning. That option is available in both regular install and expert install. If you're not seeing all the options, check the sha256sum to make sure the download was good.

I just did a no-mirror install from devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_netinstall-amd64.iso onto a new btrfs partition.

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#232 2020-05-31 19:35:35

larsH
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

Hi

Yes I did choose "expert" install first time. After the error I did a standard install, and everything there did work as expected. I am now restoring my /home. I do not have the downloaded iso file  any more. Downloaded just after a full install. I will try once more (without installing) to see if it is an on and off error.

I am sorry if I have made unnecessary "noise" here around the release. I report back soon if the problem reoccurs.

Have a nice day
Lars H

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#233 2020-05-31 19:52:37

larsH
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

Hi

Did a quick test with the same cd. This time everything looked ok. I could see the modules (including filesytems) being loaded at installer startup. And they were present for the partitioning. Lets hope it was just me. Or if it was an error that happens from time to time. But that will be discovered soon if others have the same problem.

Thank you for your help
Lars H

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#234 2020-05-31 20:02:14

golinux
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

@larsH . . . Thank you for the feedback!

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#235 2020-05-31 20:58:00

PedroReina
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

larsH wrote:

Lets hope it was just me.

You and me: two people smile

Seriuosly. I'm using Beowulf on a series of boxes and it perform very well in all of them.

Expert install is always my choice and then I use a bunch of bash installers to get to my desired status.

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#236 2020-06-01 14:41:31

Geoff 42
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

I have now managed to install the new netinstall iso under Xen

devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_netinstall-amd64.iso

To avoid going too far off topic here, I have described what I did at the end of this earlier thread.
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=22226#p22226

Geoff

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#237 2020-06-01 17:27:38

dev-1-dash-1
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

Just tested the beowulf hd-media installer located at
https://pkgmaster.devuan.org/devuan/dis … /hd-media/

The gtk installer doesn't boot, enters in a loop throwing xserver errors.
Fixed by specifying 'vga=788' at  the boot command line.

When using expert install, both gtk and text installers will, after detecting the iso, say something like:
'FIXME' iso mounted. The iso 'devuan-beowulf-..blah...iso' mounted at /dev/sda1 (FIXME).

So that's 2 FIXME entries somewhere.

Tested with beowulf dvd install image.

Other than that both text and gtk installers seem to work fine.

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#238 2020-06-02 23:43:32

sacioz
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

Many thanks to all of you , for the brilliant achievement . For the long hours , the hard coding , enfin , for being there .

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#239 2020-06-21 16:04:32

danista
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

fsmithred wrote:

The non-pae kernel is default for those with old machines. The linux-headers package is in the iso, but it does not get installed by default. That's standard for debian and consequently for devuan.
.

I'm upset that the bug was not fixed in the final version of the disk Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) i386 - desktop 20200526

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#240 2020-06-21 18:12:27

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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

danista wrote:
fsmithred wrote:

The non-pae kernel is default for those with old machines. The linux-headers package is in the iso, but it does not get installed by default. That's standard for debian and consequently for devuan.
.

I'm upset that the bug was not fixed in the final version of the disk Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 (beowulf) i386 - desktop 20200526

I'm confused. What did you want to happen? What are you calling a bug?

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#241 2020-06-22 06:55:32

danista
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Re: Beowulf Beta is here!

The iso image contain pae kernel headers instead of non-pae. I reported this in the post above. (

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#242 2020-06-22 12:34:06

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danista wrote:

The iso image contain pae kernel headers instead of non-pae. I reported this in the post above. (

Thanks for clarifying. I misunderstood. I filed a bug report so it can get fixed in the point-release.
https://bugs.devuan.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=487

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