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#1 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Devuan spin/rice » 2024-07-13 19:42:28

I can do patience! Thanks for your efforts on this project, and the Awesome iso sounds interesting,

#2 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Devuan spin/rice » 2024-07-13 09:11:39

Thanks for that Moulder, I don't need nvidia drivers or any locales other than en_GB and I can cope with GPT no problem.

I am watching this space!

#3 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Devuan spin/rice » 2024-07-08 19:25:46

Hi, and welcome to the forum!

I like the sound of your Devuan spin and would love to try it out. Please post here if you manage to upload the iso somewhere.


#4 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] How to INSTALL the .ISO that Refracta Snapshot creates? » 2022-08-08 18:58:41

chris2be8 wrote:

I would *not* use --delete for restoring. It will delete any files on the target that are not in the backup. So you would lose any newly created files.

And I would be very wary of using it when backing up the system. If an important file, such as the kernel, got deleted by mistake and you didn't notice before running a backup you would lose the backup copy of it as well.

Also note it's a very good idea to test restoring things before you need to do it for real.

I would agree re the --delete option,  I always use the 'n' option first before running the command for real. The 'n' option gives you the opportunity to do a 'dry run' first,  and with the 'v' option (verbose), you get to see what the command does before running it for real.

#5 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Crowz 4.0 Test build Chimaera » 2022-06-22 18:58:54

Thank you zephyr, I have installed crowz on a laptop (fluxbox) and am generally very pleased with it so far. I have changed the repos to ceres, by the way (I am prepared for problems, but none so far!), and all good.

#6 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-10-09 18:08:37

MiyoLinux wrote:

Edited my last post directed toward rayburn... tongue

Well rayburn has now finally found time to reply.... : )

Thank you so much Miyo for going to that trouble, I really appreciate it. I did give up on that problem eventually and reinstalled a fresh version, the problem with the menu has disappeared (for now....).

My thanks again for all your help, and apologies for the long delay in replying, but I have been very busy with work.

#7 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-09-19 20:31:02

Hey Miyo, thanks for the super quick reply, especially as you are without a computer!!

I will try your suggestions in the next day or two, it's not urgent as it is only an experimental system at present, I hope you enjoy your break and we'll perhaps chat when you're back.


#8 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-09-19 19:50:12


I downloaded and installed your Openbox rolling iso and after a recent update i now get this message instead of a menu upon right clicking on the desktop:

Invalid output from pipe-menu "/usr/bin/obmenu-generator -i"

I have tried searching for a solution to this problem without success, so am now hoping that you or someone else can help me!


#9 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-08-23 19:07:44

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
rayburn wrote:
root@miyolinux:/# grub-install /dev/sda4

Install to the device rather than the partition.

Better method:

# dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc

Thank you! The latter command worked successfully, I appreciate all the help from both yourself and MiyoLinux. smile

#10 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-08-23 18:53:57

Next problem (and thanks to Miyo for resolving the root issue!):

root@miyolinux:/# grub-install /dev/sda4
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding.
grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists.

It is not an ext2 partition but ext4:

(parted) print                                                            
Model: ATA CT250MX500SSD1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  1049MB  1048MB  primary  linux-swap(v1)
 2      1049MB  83.9GB  82.8GB  primary  ext4
 3      83.9GB  157GB   72.7GB  primary  ext4            boot
 4      169GB   250GB   81.3GB  primary  ext4

#11 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-08-23 18:42:30


Subsequent to my previous post, I have tried the 'update-grub' command in the live system with this result:

root@miyolinux:/home/miyo# update-grub
bash: update-grub: command not found

Which is exactly what I was getting before from an installed version of MiyoLinux....

Have you any clues as to why this might be please?

#12 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-08-23 17:23:14

Thank you for your reply too, and yes I am using your perl-linux-desktopfiles package.

This desktop is a BIOS system without any UEFI on it and the only distros on it are Miyo ones, so I don't think that is the problem?

#13 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-08-23 17:18:54

Many thanks for your very detailed response, unfortunately I could only get this far:

miyo@miyolinux:~$ su
root@miyolinux:/home/miyo# mount /dev/sda4 /mnt
root@miyolinux:/home/miyo# mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
root@miyolinux:/home/miyo# mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts
root@miyolinux:/home/miyo# mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
root@miyolinux:/home/miyo# mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
root@miyolinux:/home/miyo# chroot /mnt
bash: chroot: command not found

And that is running it exactly as you suggested from a live copy of Miyo wmderland. sad

#14 Re: Devuan Derivatives » [MiyoLinux] New Releases Uploaded » 2020-08-22 20:32:25

I have installed Miyo Wmderland but didn't install grub at that time not wishing to upset the grub that was already installed (on miyolinux). Now I can boot into the original Miyo but I can't work out how to update grub? I am used to using 'update-grub' and 'grub-install' commands on other distros, but that is not working in Miyo!

Thanks for any help.

#15 Re: Installation » Upgrade error » 2020-06-04 21:03:59

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Nice smile

So the error in the OP is actually my fault — the old package wasn't the best. All fixed now though.

EDIT: no, wait, the package isn't installed at all. Not sure what's happening there, perhaps @Miyo can clear things up for us if they notice this thread.

That is strange, I hadn't noticed that the package isn't installed! I was too focused on the version number....

For the moment I am just relieved that it all seems to be working now, and thanks again.

#16 Re: Installation » Upgrade error » 2020-06-04 20:35:18

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

You're welcome.

May I ask which version of obmenu-generator you're using?

apt policy obmenu-generator

I had an old version that was linked from the obmenu-generator github page that wasn't very good, the current package (v0.87-3) is much better and should probably be favoured.

root@miyolinux:/home/mc# apt policy obmenu-generator
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.87-3
  Version table:
     0.87-3 500
        500 [url][/url]  Packages

Looks like it is the current version.

#17 Re: Installation » Upgrade error » 2020-06-04 19:57:02

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

The perl modules need updating.

I happen to have a package which supplies the perl modules that you need without relying on cpan: … sktopfiles

It says it's for Debian but it is compatible with Devuan, the repository only supplies that package and obmenu-generator itself.

Thank you so much, that was just the advice I needed, and so quickly too!

I followed the instructions, rebooted and I now have an application menu again, I much appreciate your time and advice.

#18 Installation » Upgrade error » 2020-06-04 19:14:22

Replies: 6

I have followed the instructions on upgrading from ACSII to Beowulf and all appeared to go well. However, when I try to open the menu, (right click in Openbox), I get the following message:

Invalid output from pipe-menu "/usr/bin/obmenu-generator -i"

I have tried running 'obmenu-generator -i' in a terminal and get the following output:

root@miyolinux:/home/mc# obmenu-generator -i
Can't locate Linux/ in @INC (you may need to install the Linux: :DesktopFiles module) (@INC contains: etc/perl usr/local/lib/x86_ 64-linux-gnu/perl/5.28.1 usr/local/share/perl/5.28.1 usr/1ib/X86_64-1inux-gnu/perl5/5.28 usr/share/perl5 usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.28 usr/share/perl/5.28 usr/local/lib/site_perl usr/1ib/x86_64-1inux-gnu/perl-base) at usr/bin/obmenu-generator line 35.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at usr/bin/obmenu-generator line 35.

Can anyone help me to understand what is going wrong please?


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