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Post antix2usb question
decided to put a 20gb USB HDD to use by putting antix on it
followed the instruction from the article

a couple of quick questions

1) is there a way to create a new user and transfer all the config files? or do i have to
manually cut and paste the items i want from the "demo" user

2) i ran synaptic and it downloaded a lot of packages.... but and resulted in a couple of packages
breaking a couple of packages


Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 73174 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libc6 2.11.2-11 (using .../libc6_2.13-21_i386.deb) ...
Checking for services that may need to be restarted...
Checking init scripts...

A copy of the C library was found in an unexpected directory:
'/aufs/lib/libc-2.11.2.so'
It is not safe to upgrade the C library in this situation;
please remove that copy of the C library or get it out of
'/aufs/lib' and try again.

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.13-21_i386.deb (--unpack):
subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.13-21_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of locales:
locales depends on glibc-2.13-1; however:
Package glibc-2.13-1 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing locales (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
locales

should i be changing repos to fix these?

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looks like the upgrade is a debian issue at the moment for some users

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php? ... 21#p407748


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Post Re: antix2usb question
found this solution --

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71511

can anyone confirm?

my reading seems to suggest that it is affecting systems that have not been updated for a while... the antiX iso was from May, so i assume it would affect all antiX installs using that image


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iamclueless wrote:
A copy of the C library was found in an unexpected directory:
'/aufs/lib/libc-2.11.2.so'
It is not safe to upgrade the C library in this situation;
please remove that copy of the C library or get it out of
'/aufs/lib' and try again.

This problem is due to trying to do an update on a LiveUSB/HD. You will not have this problem if you do a real install first.

This particular problem (and similar ones) will be fixed in the next release, but I would still recommend that you do an actual install instead of trying to update a LiveUSB/HD. We're now doing a better job of making the LiveUSB/HD look like a real system but even so, doing a large update on a LiveUSB/HD is pretty much just asking for trouble.

Is there some reason you prefer using a LiveUSB/HD and are avoiding an actual install? I don't mean to sound sarcastic.


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thanks

ya i wanted a mobile OS "on the go" -- basically take my system with me wherever i can plug in a usb

plus it is something to tinker with

it is a fresh install and i can therefore just reinstall if needed...

could i theoretically run the live cd... update it.. remaster it and create an iso, then use the new iso? or does someone have a remastered iso out there that is more up to date?


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iamclueless wrote:
ya i wanted a mobile OS "on the go" -- basically take my system with me wherever i can plug in a usb

Makes perfect sense.

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could i theoretically run the live cd... update it.. remaster it and create an iso, then use the new iso? or does someone have a remastered iso out there that is more up to date?

You will have the same (or worse) problems trying to update a LiveCD. The LiveCD environment is pretty much the same as the LiveUSB/HD except the LiveUSB/HD can do more because we have the ability to write to the boot partition.

You could do an actual install and then update and remaster. That would work.

The next antiX release should be ready in another month (or so). As I said, it will handle LiveUSB/HD updates better. Even so, all the updated files will be stored in RAM until you remaster. The plan is that remastering a LiveUSB/HD will be much easier. You would just have to run the "remaster-me" GUI program and then reboot.


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amazing news. new toy next month then... think ill start from the base install then

i am correct to assume then that once i make a remastered iso, then make a live usb device... this device will also be "frozen" in the sense that updating it will be limited/hard/impossible? -- -which one is it?

i remember when that remaster was a brand spanking new script and i did some antix-base xfce remasters. fun times


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For next version of antiX, you should be able to keep it running up to date 'live' as long as you remaster it at some point because you will run out of memory where the stored changes are kept. (IMO antiX-base is much better for this)

Here is a scenario.

1. Install antiX-base to a 3GB usb stick using the antix2usb script with persistence chosen.
2. antiX-base, frugally installed in 1) will take up about 350MB of space.
3. You set up 2 persistence 'files' - one for root and one for home. Lets say root=500MB and home=120MB.
4. Running antiX-base live with root and home persistence saves all changes (you are prompted to save for root changes)
5. You install apps not in base that you want eg libreoffice, vlc etc and save when prompted.
6. Next reboot, libreoffice is installed. So you decide to install kde4 desktop (?). If there is space it will save, if not you will have to remaster.
7. You remaster. Files are created on the usb stick, you remove the old files and now you are running antiX live with kde4 and libreoffice.
8. If you want, you can then install your new live set up to hard drive.

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I have a question about using USB to install antix and Mepis on my computer. I have already downloaded the antix base iso, onto my hard drive, and would like to know if I can just copy it onto my usb drive and reboot, then hopefully antix starts up, and somehow it will let me install antix directly to the computer's hard drive. I figure if I can do this with antix, maybe I can also do it with Mepis, so I can dual boot. :crossfingers: If this isn't the right way to do it, is there a how-to or instructions for non-geek users that I can follow that someone might be able to recommend? Thanks for any advice you can give. ;)


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http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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