USB/DVD (1Gb) ISO release for testing

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USB/DVD (1Gb) ISO release for testing

#1 Postby Brooko » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:02 pm

Warren has uploaded 32b and 64b 1Gb isos designed for USB thumb drive installations - or as DVDs - to the MEPIS Testing server (you need to be a subscribed user to access).

Here's his email to me:
[color="Blue"]Hi all,

I have uploaded the USB Edition ISOs to the testing directory. This is so it will be available for some testing, before it is released in a few days.

I will pull the ISO if there is a serious bug, otherwise I will collect feedback, and make changes later.

TIA,

Warren[/color]

To those who have subscriber access, and who can assist with testing, can you please download and give it a spin. Just use this thread for feedback. If you have any issues, we'll need to know which arch (32 or 64), your machine specs, and a brief description of the bug.

If you can participate it would be appreciated.
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#2 Postby Brooko » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:36 am

OK - I'll go first.

Downloaded 32b. Posting from it now (live DVD). Initially tried to write direct to USB drive (using the new msystem) - but the tool just stiks on formatting drive and doesn't get any further. I'll let Warren know about that.

So far everything else works really well - including MP3 on Amarok and avi files on kmplayer.

Notable additions:
Digikam + kipi plugins
Gimp
KPPP
KRDC
Filezilla (yay!!)
Ktorrent
Amarok
Kmymoney
OOo full (including calc and base)
kinfocenter
lucky backup

So far (as I initially said) - apart from the USB creation - everything works amazingly well. This is a great full featured potential release.

Would be really interested in onther feedback

Warren intends to release Monday I think.
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usb key

#3 Postby alansim » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:23 pm

Brooko, I made a usb key from the install of 8.5.03 (from DVD) and booted to it/ran fine. at first I thought it wasn't working, but after a long while-20 minutes it made it. so I restarted & booted to usb key and it worked. this usb key is slow so I can't say if this process was unusual or not. I had the DVD in the drive & made the key from that. the install seems to be running flawlessly. hope this helps
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#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:25 pm

Sorry, this is the first time I saw this--will test today. Is the 8.5.03 in Testing the one to use?

EDIT: well, msystem just hangs on formatting--using the downloaded big ISO and a new 2 GB stick. Gave up after 20+ mins.
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#5 Postby Stevo » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:45 pm

When 8.5 came out, I had several similar failures with the mystem tool. I tried deleted and recreating the fat32 partition to no avail, but eventually it somehow worked on the fourth try. Unetbootin worked the first time, though.
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#6 Postby anticapitalista » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:57 pm

Slightly off-topic, but does the antix2usb gui work? If it does, it is also supposed to work in MEPIS as well.
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#7 Postby Jerry3904 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:11 pm

You mean: download the file in antiX and try to create the USB there? I will try that as soon as my antiX computer comes back home...
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#8 Postby Stevo » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:18 pm

Is there source code for the antix2usb GUI under a free license? Maybe we could add it to the community repo.
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#9 Postby anticapitalista » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:42 pm

Stevo, the antix2usb-gui was licensed under gpl as it is based on a sidux script. lagopus at antiX was the writer and I'll get it touch with him to get the source.

For it to work, you need python-gtk2 (I think MEPIS has this) gtkdialog and zenity.

If you have antiX, copy over these files from antiX /usr/local/bin to MEPIS /usr/local/bin
antix2usb.sh and antix2usb-gui.py
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#10 Postby Jerry3904 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:53 pm

To complete my report: a couple of hours later I tried again, this time just choosing to Create bootable M 8.5... This time, it worked.

Don't understand why the user has to unplug and plug back in again after the formatting--unetbootin does not require that.

But when I plugged it into my Dell 700m (with BIOS altered to look to the USB first), I got this:
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found.

boot:
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