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#51 2022-12-30 21:04:46

oui
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Registered: 2017-09-02
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Re: GNUinOS - Libre

Hello

I wish all people a merry new year 2023!

Gnuinos for i686: the new release of refracta snapshot causes that the USB stick can't be found to start linux starting the snapshot from USB.

can someone having a good working version upload a snapshot INCLUDING refracta tools?

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#52 2022-12-30 22:29:06

fsmithred
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Re: GNUinOS - Libre

oui wrote:

Hello

I wish all people a merry new year 2023!

Gnuinos for i686: the new release of refracta snapshot causes that the USB stick can't be found to start linux starting the snapshot from USB.

can someone having a good working version upload a snapshot INCLUDING refracta tools?

I don't understand what problem you are having or what you are asking for. If you want the previous version of refracasnapshot or any older version, they are here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/refracta/files/tools

What version of gnuinos/devuan are you using and how did you prepare the usb stick?

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#53 2022-12-30 23:10:28

oui
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Re: GNUinOS - Libre

hI
thank you very much for your fast answer!
I use gnuinos-5.0.0-daedalus_2022.11.05-xfce_i686.iso in full installation on harddisk, and did had in lot of steps following packages:

sudo apt install refractainstaller-base refractainstaller-gui refractasnapshot-base refractasnapshot-gui deborphan didiwiki viewnior mhwaveedit nted abiword gnumeric mgp sane-utils cups tesseract-ocr gimagereader gprolog lifelines

though I did not already use all, I suppose that all that works properly. all that was old from the last month, installed with ap-get in the full install.

as I did discover in the last day the new version from Devuan daedalus, I did try a apt-get update and constate that I have to update and did do it on the full installation.

with the updated installation, I did try my first refracta snapshot on it using the gui. it did happen very fast and produce an
snapshot-20221230_0120.iso.sha256 93 bytes
snapshot-20221230_0120.iso 1,1 GB
without any problem.
I did write it on a 2 GB memory card with fresh new partition table with an unique new partition FAT16 with boot flag using through "dd".
This starts pretty in an adequate card reader after reboot until the new system from the new iso search in the found partition but ends in a small console with the error message after relatively long searching informing that no new system to start was found in the founded stuff: the system did not find the system again on the stick where it did start.

I know no adequate command to enter in the small console to inform it where is /usb/sb1 and invite it to continue.

Does it give an adequate succession of commands?

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#54 2022-12-30 23:49:24

fsmithred
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Re: GNUinOS - Libre

The version of live-boot in daedalus/ceres is still broken. Use the deb packages for live-boot and live-boot-initramfs-tools in the same sourceforge directory I linked in my last post.

Make sure you dd the iso to the whole device, not to a partition. ( to /dev/sdb and not to /dev/sdb1 for example.)

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#55 2023-02-03 04:46:50

zapper
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Re: GNUinOS - Libre

fsmithred wrote:

The version of live-boot in daedalus/ceres is still broken. Use the deb packages for live-boot and live-boot-initramfs-tools in the same sourceforge directory I linked in my last post.

Make sure you dd the iso to the whole device, not to a partition. ( to /dev/sdb and not to /dev/sdb1 for example.)

So qemu-system-x86_64 isn't a way to do so?

Aka, with the command parameters from earlier in this thread only slightly different.

Btw, if it doesn't work properly installing via qemu on a vm, that's usually a sign of somrthing needs to be fixed.

wink


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#56 2023-02-03 12:39:44

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Re: GNUinOS - Libre

zapper wrote:
fsmithred wrote:

The version of live-boot in daedalus/ceres is still broken. Use the deb packages for live-boot and live-boot-initramfs-tools in the same sourceforge directory I linked in my last post.

Make sure you dd the iso to the whole device, not to a partition. ( to /dev/sdb and not to /dev/sdb1 for example.)

So qemu-system-x86_64 isn't a way to do so?

Aka, with the command parameters from earlier in this thread only slightly different.

Btw, if it doesn't work properly installing via qemu on a vm, that's usually a sign of somrthing needs to be fixed.

wink

If live-boot is broken (can't find the mount command) then it doesn't matter if you install to VM or hardware.

However...  the fixed version of live-boot is now in sid/ceres and will soon be in daedalus.

$ apt policy live-boot
...
  Version table:
     1:20230131 10
         10 http://deb.devuan.org/merged ceres/main amd64 Packages
         10 http://debian.csail.mit.edu/debian sid/main amd64 Packages
 

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#57 2023-02-03 22:07:48

zapper
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Re: GNUinOS - Libre

fsmithred wrote:
zapper wrote:
fsmithred wrote:

The version of live-boot in daedalus/ceres is still broken. Use the deb packages for live-boot and live-boot-initramfs-tools in the same sourceforge directory I linked in my last post.

Make sure you dd the iso to the whole device, not to a partition. ( to /dev/sdb and not to /dev/sdb1 for example.)

So qemu-system-x86_64 isn't a way to do so?

Aka, with the command parameters from earlier in this thread only slightly different.

Btw, if it doesn't work properly installing via qemu on a vm, that's usually a sign of somrthing needs to be fixed.

wink

If live-boot is broken (can't find the mount command) then it doesn't matter if you install to VM or hardware.

However...  the fixed version of live-boot is now in sid/ceres and will soon be in daedalus.

$ apt policy live-boot
...
  Version table:
     1:20230131 10
         10 http://deb.devuan.org/merged ceres/main amd64 Packages
         10 http://debian.csail.mit.edu/debian sid/main amd64 Packages
 

I mean, yeah... that is a given.

but my point being, is just that, if it can be done with vm, it should work outside of vm.

There is only one catch:

You won't know if internet works properly with a VM.

So... yeah.
I usually do this more or less:

qemu-img create -f qcow2 an.qcow2 60G
qemu-system-x86_64 -m 3072 -cdrom an.iso -boot d an.qcow2 --enable-kvm
qemu-system-x86-64 --enable-kvm an.qcow2 -cpu kvm64,+nx -m 4096 -device AC97

Btw, if you already have the OS installed and use the cd rom option and it looks like it will boot the usual os, it is still possible to press escape or have it start the other way, etc... if needed. smile


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