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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:49 am 
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openSUSE 10.3 beta2 is here, read the announcement for details: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-anno ... 00008.html

I just finished a successful installation on Pegagasos, EFIKA is next :)

In this release the 'brokenmodules=pata_via' boot parameter is no longer needed, as it is fixed.

Please read the 'most annoying bugs' referenced from the announcement to save yourself time and trouble!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:19 am 
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In this release the 'brokenmodules=pata_via' boot parameter is no longer needed, as it is fixed.
hi czp,

can you paste this kernel patch?

Is it this one? :
http://acrux.homelinux.org:8080/varie/c ... _fix.patch

(but on Peg2 this one, against 2.6.22.x, is needed too...
http://acrux.homelinux.org:8080/varie/c ... tion.patch)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:35 am 
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Well, 192.168.0.0/24 is my wireless net and does not have any webservers :)

I collected all the patches used by openSUSE into http://www.mkk.szie.hu/~czanik/p.tgz and will keep it on-line for a few days.

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ahahaha, i'm sorry. I've just now replaced it :)

thanks for the link, i'll give a loook.


greetz,

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:54 am 
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OK, tested now also on EFIKA. As the DVD has a lot less packages than a full factory / ftp release, installation while still a bit slow, goes a lot faster, than usual.

The installer does not need any boot parameters any more, one can boot inst32 easily from an USB stick or over the network.

All parts of the EFIKA are now configured automagically, except for sound, which will be fixed for the next factory release.

It's listed in the most annoying bugs, but as EFIKA users love it: please don't even try to install XFCE, it's heavily broken and the installer crashes from selecting it.

Some extra notes:

- it's worth to use NFS for installation, as it leaves more RAM to the installer, than ftp or http

- the installer tries to create a CHRP boot partition, you can safely delete it in the partitioner, even if YaST complains

- the installer would like to install yaboot to the CHRP partition, so if you deleted that one, you should also disable boot loader installation on the 'expert' tab.

- sound is also supported, just the module needs to be loaded by hand right now (for 2-3 days more... ;-) ).

- the second phase of the installation can be completed by booting inst32 again and using 'boot installed system'

- once the system is installed, one needs to create a boot kernel. Login as root or 'su -' to become root, and do the following:
Code:
cd /boot/
mkzimage --vmlinux vmlinux --initrd initrd --cmdline root=/dev/sdaX --output efika
where X equals to the number of root partition of your freshly installed openSUSE Linux. You can now boot it from the OK prompt with:
Code:
boot hd:Y boot/efika
Where Y=X-1 :-)

Have a lot of fun! (R) (TM)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:02 am 
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Found an interesting page this morning: http://en.opensuse.org/Installation_with_Little_Memory

This one reflects my experiences about installation sources: the best is NFS (as one can't use a CD/DVD with EFIKA). Setting up NFS is just a few click in YaST, or with Vista UNIX extensions, or one line text editing in /etc/exports and restarting services.

I also prefer to use 'textmode=1' as this uses less RAM. Or even better: 'vnc=1 vncpassword=12345678' to use a graphical installer over the network, which seems to use a little bit more RAM, than textmode, but still a lot less, than using a graphical installation locally.

'Y2MAXLOGSIZE=1000' combined with 'Y2MAXLOGNUM=1' are also interesting, once somebody is not interested in bugs any more :-) Installation logs can be huge, and these are collected in RAM during installation. This setting makes sure, that only 1MB is preserved instead of a lot more, 25MB in my latest install. It's not a big deal with a machine with 256MB+ of RAM, but means 25MB additional swapping with 128MB of RAM.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:10 am 
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Hello,

I have burned the .iso 2 times

In the pegasos when write:
ok boot cd suseboot/inst32
It show me "format not valid"

what is the md5 of a .iso valid?

Note: At opensuse.org there isn't it.

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:29 am 
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Ooops, strange. I had the same, but I thought that the rewritable DVD is failing (as I had to discard many recently), so I did a net install, as usual. I'll check this out...

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