ISO testing 201407

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ISO testing 201407

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 Jul 2014 05:14

I've built all ISOs, but I didn't have much time to check them all.
So, I could use some help.

You can download them here: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/dev

The business editions also have a systemd version which you can download here: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/dev/be-systemd


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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby arizon » 17 Jul 2014 08:23

Downloaded, instaled in virtual machine, works fine.
I even installed Akregator and Skype without problems which was not the case in 201405.
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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby patzy » 17 Jul 2014 10:27

At last the live version loaded with Plymouth switched on. First time ever! :D
Also I was able to access all the files on my HD from the live version without being asked for a root password (what is the one for the live sessions, andyway?)

Tried FF and VLC and a few other things. So far no troubles. When I have my testing machine sorted out after the messy UP, I shall install on that and give it a real work out.

Looking good so far. Congratulations! :P

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby ScottQuier » 17 Jul 2014 10:39

For the Live session, root password is solydxk
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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby patzy » 17 Jul 2014 11:28

ScottQuier wrote:For the Live session, root password is solydxk
Thanks, I'll write it on the DVD

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby wayne » 17 Jul 2014 12:38

solydx64_201407 test on UEFI computer.

I prepare usb flash with Linux dd command.

dd if=solydx64_201407.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M; sync

while it can boot up computer in bios-mode, and run Live well,

it cannot boot computer in UEFI mode.

So I suspect installation in UEFI mode will face some issues.


I hope someone with UEFI computer can burn this iso to a DVD and check if it is possible to boot into UEFI mode.
I have stopped burning DVD for years.. :!:

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby ScottQuier » 17 Jul 2014 12:51

@wayne .... Maybe this thread will give you the leg-up you need --> http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3155
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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby fleabus » 17 Jul 2014 13:22

@wayne, for UEFI you need to make your USB stick with unetbootin or something like it, as UEFI needs fat32 on the USB stick....

Now, me, I don't have any EFI hardware yet, so dd still works for me... :D

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby fleabus » 17 Jul 2014 14:40

:?
SolydX64 iso - Attempted to install over my previous SX64 testing install. The live installer hung at

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EXECUTING: 'mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda11'
Never had a problem doing this before. (checked usual suspects, MD5s checked after downloading; reburned USB) The sda11 partition booted the old install just fine, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a rotten bit somewhere... :lol:

Rebooted into my main partition, fired up a terminal and ran

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mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda11
and answered "y" when prompted to overwrite the previous filesystem. Rebooted into the USB stick and live-installer ran flawlessly, installed to sda11 perfectly, so no problem... :D

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Jul 2014 15:18

A few weeks ago, when I started experimenting with systemd for the home editions, I also tested the business editions with systemd. I did not find any negative aspects of using systemd in stable, but it was recommended to keep using sysvinit for the business editions.

I just uploaded those editions. So, you can really say whether it's better to use sysvinit, rather than systemd for the business editions: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/dev/be-systemd

We still have two days to test the ISOs, or we'll have to wait until I'm back from holidays.

[EDIT]
I get this error while booting the systemd BEs live:
  • Failed to start Remount Roos FS
It seems harmless, and it's gone after system installation.


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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby fleabus » 18 Jul 2014 15:25

A well-deserved holiday; you busted your back-end on this one! :D

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby ScottQuier » 18 Jul 2014 15:30

I'll work on the X64 and X32 (on real metal, not VM) this evening with results posted afterward.
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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby ScottQuier » 18 Jul 2014 20:36

I JUST booted up the first (32-bit) iso and got a HUGE scare!

Schoelje - You need to warn people! These things use systemd for init and the boot sequence is soooo much different. I was expecting sysvinit and all the console output and when I didn't see that my first thought was, "Great! Now what!" because I KNEW the md5sum was right! Then it finished booting! Yeah!

More later.
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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby fleabus » 18 Jul 2014 21:50

SolydX64 on the metal, first impression very nice! Booted and shut down very quickly. Yes, the boot-up process is different, but I knew what to expect, and don't know... Will it be scary, or will they just go hmmm... like I did, but then it booted fine, so what the heck.... Don't know. Finishing up post-install setup.

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Jul 2014 21:54

Please check out the business editions with systemd as well: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/dev/be-systemd


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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby fleabus » 18 Jul 2014 21:56

Schoelje wrote:Please check out the business editions with systemd as well
Yes, already grabbed them... :D

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby ScottQuier » 18 Jul 2014 22:44

I've thrown all I can at both the X32 and X64.

Both had the known issue with the UM in that when it starts up, the first thing the user sees (after the refresh) is a list of packages to be installed. Knowing the issue, I was able to avoid the problem and UM worked flawlessly in both versions.

The X64 passed with flying colors and, as far as my testing could show, it's ready for prime time.

The X32:
The good ...
  • UM - Installed the updated kernel just fine
  • DDM - installed the pae addition to give me both cores!
  • Ran slicker than a wet frog's egg and faster than a scared rabbit, even on that old laptop
The not-so-good:
I discovered only one issue on the 32 that I didn't see on the 64 - I couldn't play a commercial DVD. Yes, I did leave the multi-media checkbox selected during the install (I even did a re-install on a different partition just to be sure). The same DVD played with no issues on the 64.

Drop a dime (that's American for make a phone call, communicate, email, PM, whatever) if you have any suggestions for getting the SolydX-32 install to play DVD.
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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby fleabus » 18 Jul 2014 23:15

ScottQuier wrote:The X64 passed with flying colors and, as far as my testing could show, it's ready for prime time.
First boot after install was great. Forgot to configure display before rebooting, Systemd/nouveau definitely didn't like my dual monitor setup! Must remember to configure display before rebooting next time. Rebooted nomodeset (couldn't even boot "single" without nomodeset), installed Nvidia from Alt-F1 terminal session, all was cherry on reboot. I'll play with this more on future installs.

Elsewise I concur with Scott.

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby zerozero » 18 Jul 2014 23:23

Schoelje wrote:We still have two days to test the ISOs, or we'll have to wait until I'm back from holidays.
seems rushed (to me);
apart from the systemd testing we are "forgetting" we dropped deb-multimedia with these isos.
Schoelje wrote:Please check out the business editions with systemd as well: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/dev/be-systemd
are you sure it is a good idea to introduce such new technology into the BE's?
bliss of ignorance

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Re: ISO testing 201407

Postby fleabus » 18 Jul 2014 23:30

<shrug> :oops:


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