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by vacnt
25 Apr 2018 22:16
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Support install over network
Replies: 4
Views: 2877

Re: Support install over network

I can start the installation using the script below, the iso is mounted on a directory called isomount on server.lan #!ipxe kernel isomount/live/vmlinuz boot=live config components fetch=http://server.lan/isomount/live/filesystem.squashfs initrd isomount/live/initrd.img boot but it fails near the en...
by vacnt
25 Apr 2018 20:52
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: live installer crashes when choosing not to create partitions
Replies: 2
Views: 2056

Re: live installer crashes when choosing not to create partitions

I used to use FreeBSD with ZFS, the partitioning recommendation according to https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=zpool is "ZFS can use individual slices or partitions, though the recommended mode of operation is to use whole disks" Btrfs is similar to ZFS and I have no need for partitions, I u...
by vacnt
25 Feb 2018 22:33
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: live installer crashes when choosing not to create partitions
Replies: 2
Views: 2056

live installer crashes when choosing not to create partitions

Affected version: solydx_9_64_201801-2.iso If I choose "No" on the screen below partition_prompt.png The installer crashes crash.png I had to change /usr/lib/live-installer-3/partitioning.py line 497 to add " and len(self) > 0" ie. from if installer.setup.grub_device is None: to if installer.setup.g...
by vacnt
20 Dec 2017 10:30
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Please use a different test URL for Internet connection check
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: Please use a different test URL for Internet connection check

Indeed, I'm using that server to ping. Nothing scary about that. However, I'm now testing code that uses the first not commented line in /etc/apt/sources.list as this is what I'm usually using in the tools I develop. As a last resort I'll use the Google server. What about a less problematic/controv...
by vacnt
20 Dec 2017 04:51
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Please use a different test URL for Internet connection check
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Please use a different test URL for Internet connection check

The test URL used by /usr/lib/solydxk/system/utils.py /usr/lib/solydxk/welcome/utils.py is google, but google is unreachable in some places. Please use a different URL, I think for repository related actions it'd make more sense to use one of the URLs in /etc/apt/sources.list Currently the script th...
by vacnt
23 Sep 2017 23:52
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Support install over network
Replies: 4
Views: 2877

Re: Support install over network

One way to implement this is - in the ISO, add/change necessary files and include an ipxe script. Then a user could mount the ISO and run a web server to point to the ISO mount, then on the target machine type "chain http://local_server/solyd.ipxe" to boot
by vacnt
23 Sep 2017 23:11
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: solydk 9 btrfs
Replies: 9
Views: 3348

Re: solydk 9 btrfs

btrfs has fried two harddrives of mine and is clearly not meant for mainsteam primary use. dont use it. What do you mean by fried? Is it data loss, total file system corruption? How did it happen? I have been using btrfs for a few years on several computers, I haven't had any problem with it. I put...
by vacnt
02 Jan 2017 09:29
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Create a package to install and apply localization after OS installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Create a package to install and apply localization after OS installation

When Internet access is unavailable during OS installation, the localization step is skipped, it would be convenient to have a package that performs this step that users can run afterwards.
by vacnt
19 Dec 2016 13:56
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Support install over network
Replies: 4
Views: 2877

Support install over network

Quite a few distros support network install. It's useful as portable computers increasingly do not come with optical drives and there isn't always a spare USB stick to use.

https://netboot.xyz/ has some examples
by vacnt
10 Apr 2016 09:39
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve localization
Replies: 18
Views: 15044

Re: Improve localization

I assume the localization packages are downloaded from Debian servers instead of SolydXK servers during installation? It would be better to let it download and install these packages even if it cannot connect to servers (SolydXK servers?) used by Internet detection. The system update icon is quite u...
by vacnt
09 Apr 2016 21:04
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve localization
Replies: 18
Views: 15044

Re: Improve localization

Is it possible to do something to make Internet detection work in mainland China, or let the user override? Regarding WINE font problem, I asked in the WINEHQ forum, I was told it's probably missing a 32-bit freetype library, so I installed libxft2:i386 and it works. I initially didn't know it only ...
by vacnt
04 Apr 2016 18:00
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve localization
Replies: 18
Views: 15044

Re: Improve localization

Downloading the localization packages during installation doesn't really work for mainland Chinese users because some foreign sites are blocked there. When I tried last time, the installer complained that there's no internet connection and localization packages would not be installed. Even if there'...
by vacnt
04 Apr 2016 17:27
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve localization
Replies: 18
Views: 15044

Re: Improve localization

When talking about simplified chinese and mainland China we should not forget Taiwan, Hongkong and chinese expatriates and scholars who use traditional chinese - so if fcitx-table-all makes things easier for traditional chinese (does it, vacnt? - I don't know) then Solid should have it. There're tw...
by vacnt
02 Apr 2016 14:30
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve localization
Replies: 18
Views: 15044

Re: Improve localization

The only additional packages I've installed so far are the two fonts mentioned earlier. I symlinked the wqy fonts to drive_c/windows/Fonts/ , and characters are displayed correctly now, maybe there's a setting somewhere I need to change to make WINE use the system fonts, if not, I don't think many u...
by vacnt
02 Apr 2016 13:07
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve localization
Replies: 18
Views: 15044

Re: Improve localization

The fonts look correct. Regarding fcitx IME (input method editor), I'm talking about the Simplified Chinese used in mainland China here. They're a few Chinese IMEs, most people use pinyin (based on phonetics), that's why the mainland Chinese version of Windows XP only comes with a couple of differen...
by vacnt
01 Apr 2016 20:26
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: FF/TB addons
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: FF/TB addons

+1 IMHO, Firefox and Thunderbird basically work fine out-of-the-box. I would be happier if it was left to each user to install add-ons of their choice, rather than have some pre-installed as part of the distro. However, when Debian do start to include Firefox and Thunderbird packages, (probably sta...
by vacnt
01 Apr 2016 19:14
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Improve localization
Replies: 18
Views: 15044

Localized LibreOffice requires additional Chinese font

This is more like an improvement request than a bug report. The clean installation of solydx_8_64_201601.iso with language set to Chinese (China) doesn't install the font used by LibreOffice, this results in some Chinese characters appearing as squares. It can be fixed by installing fonts-wqy-microh...
by vacnt
01 Nov 2015 22:17
Forum: Installation
Topic: Boot problem - Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
Replies: 14
Views: 2722

Re: Boot problem - Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(

I already have splash and quiet removed.
I've also tried rootdelay=180, it doesn't help.
by vacnt
01 Nov 2015 18:03
Forum: Installation
Topic: Boot problem - Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
Replies: 14
Views: 2722

Re: Boot problem - Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(

I've tried the 201501 ISO, it works fine. Maybe my storage controller isn't properly supported by the new Initramfs in 201506 ISO? I also tried adding the extra initramfs graphics modules used by the 201501 installation to the 201506 installation, then ran update-initramfs and update-grub , it didn'...
by vacnt
30 Oct 2015 09:39
Forum: Installation
Topic: Boot problem - Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
Replies: 14
Views: 2722

Re: Boot problem - Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(

Yes, when I first saw the problem, the first thing that came to my mind was the disk had gone bad, so I used disk manufacturer's utility to zero fill the whole disk multiple times, and ran badblocks destructive write test repeatedly overnight, and the disk passed SMART long test with no bad sectors ...

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