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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby jsalpha2 » 12 Sep 2014 23:16

This is strange. You should not have needed to run gparted as the clean should have done the necessary. Can you provide some detail as to what you were using for a USB device and what was one it before and what partition table, and file system? Whatever I might need to duplicate the conditions.
Sorry It was some other linux distro I was testing, maybe Voyager. I almost always re-format to fat32 before re-using, but this time I forgot. Sandisk Cruiser 16GB
Just tried to add a 2nd distro, only to find that at this time only SolydX ISOs are supported? Will other distro support be added at a later date. System RescueCD or RescaTux might be nice to add. I'm realy going to have to read the instructions at some point. Thanks for all the hard work. I'm supposed to be helping you, not giving you more work.

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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby ScottQuier » 13 Sep 2014 00:35

@zerozero

1 - You're right. I did it this way because
(1) Downloading the .iso from the server to a working dir and then copying from there to the USB would just about double the time required
(2) I figured that if the user was worried about keeping the commodiy, they would download it first.

Of course, the design here could be changed in the next major upgrade to the application. Schoelje's one strong recommendation was to keep the first release simple.

2 - I failed to mention it in the "Help", but (unless I broke it in all the mods) the md5 is supposed to be validated by the application and an error/notice made to the user if the checksum doesn't check out. Something in the back of my mind tells me that this isn't happening .... but it did at one time. Really, it did!

@jsalpha2

Even though there was that other distro on there, the cleaning action should have been able to completely over-written it. The process actually writes a new partition table, then a partition (setting it to boot), then formats that partition to FAT32. So you would think that would take care of it. What was that other distro .... if you can remember it.

As for other distros (.iso files) - maybe. There's nothing I can think of that would prevent it but it would take a bit of work to write the grub.cfg file to correctly list the off-brands in the grub menu. The application re-writes the grub.cfg and for each change to the list of .iso files on the USB device.

Finally, all good ideas are good ideas and are of huge help.
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby jsalpha2 » 13 Sep 2014 15:52

Have done a little more testing.
Is this correct?
Step by step instructions for first use: SolydXK Multi-Boot USB Creator
1. Auto-Mount
2. Run Total Clean
3. Run Boot Loader
(Please confirm you wish to install grub on the device /dev/sdd)(yours may be different) Yes
A couple of times the program has frozen at this point requiring shutting down and restarting the program.
This may be due to me not going in the correct order. (Trying to add or select the ISO first)
4a. Now you should be able to add an ISO from your downloads folder or
4b. have the app download it for you.

I had not tested the Down Load function yet, so I tried to download SolydK BO 64.
It downloaded and showed the progress. It took a minute or two.
then Download is Complete: tiny error (the letter i is missing in the word "it")
Rebooted and found I actually am starting to like KDE a little.
Possible change for next version
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby ScottQuier » 13 Sep 2014 19:23

You did it in the correct order and yes, I'm getting the freeze now as well. I don't yet know why except that I have a pristine install (just done today) and ....

I think it has something to do with SolydXK auto-mounting the device as soon as a viable partition is detected and the application is getting confused.
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby Refugee » 14 Sep 2014 00:32

ScottQuier wrote: I think it has something to do with SolydXK auto-mounting the device as soon as a viable partition is detected and the application is getting confused.
Aside from fstab, I don't use OS auto-mounting but still have the process hang.

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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby stelios » 15 Sep 2014 11:20

Schoelje wrote: @stelios
Could you add the output from:

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udisks --enumerate
Here is the output from udisks --enumerate

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$ udisks --enumerate
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sda1
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sda2
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sda3
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sda4
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sda
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sr0
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sdb
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sdb1
/org/freedesktop/UDisks/devices/sdc

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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 Sep 2014 19:17

I will pick up this project as soon as I find some time.


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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby ScottQuier » 18 Sep 2014 14:21

Sorry for the delay, ran into some technical difficulties.

I'll be back on this project this week-end.
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby wildman » 03 Oct 2014 05:04

I'm sorry Scott but I just now seen you post.

I installed using Gdebi and there were no errors. Gdebi version 0.9.5.4. Cleaned a thumb drive and there were no problems. Installed grub and no problems. Installed an iso and no problems. The thumb drive booted. :!:

I did, however, discover a repeatable problem. If I select and iso first and then install grub, the program hangs at the point where I click yes in the confirmation box. I have to do a forced quit and grub is not installed. This problem does not occur if I install grub first and then select the iso.

Over all I think the program is great. The concept of mulit-boot just adds gravy. Take that Unetbootin! :lol:

Edit:
I have to do a forced quit and grub is not installed.
I made a bad mistake. Grub did install. Sorry about that. :oops:
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby bmccann » 06 Nov 2014 12:34

Hi, I'm also getting this error from solydxk-usb-reator:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/../lib/solydxk/solydxk-usb-creator/MultiBootISOCreator.py", line 1106, in <module>
    USBCreator()
  File "/usr/bin/../lib/solydxk/solydxk-usb-creator/MultiBootISOCreator.py", line 172, in __init__
    self.RefreshUSBSelector()
  File "/usr/bin/../lib/solydxk/solydxk-usb-creator/MultiBootISOCreator.py", line 922, in RefreshUSBSelector
    self.usbDataHandler.getUSBData(self.chkAutoMount.get_active())
  File "/usr/lib/solydxk/solydxk-usb-creator/USBDataList.py", line 56, in getUSBData
    info = self.udisks_info(theDevice)
  File "/usr/lib/solydxk/solydxk-usb-creator/USBDataList.py", line 92, in udisks_info
    out = subprocess.check_output(shlex.split(commandLine)).decode()
  File "/usr/lib/python3.4/subprocess.py", line 620, in check_output
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, process.args, output=output)
subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['udisks', '--show-info', '/dev/sd']' returned non-zero exit status 1
I installed the deb file using dpkg.

I'm running on Solydk 64 with the latest 2014-10 UP and it appears the 'udisk' utility no longer supports the '--show-info' command line option:

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udisks --show-info
Usage:
  udisks [OPTION...] udisks commandline tool

Help Options:
  -h, --help                   Show help options

Application Options:
  --enumerate                  Enumerate objects paths for devices
 ...
FWIW, here's the version data for the udisks packages:

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dpkg -l | grep udisk
ii  libudisks2-0:amd64                     2.1.3-3                         amd64        GObject based library to access udisks2
ii  udisks                                 1.0.5-1+b1                      amd64        storage media interface
ii  udisks2                                2.1.3-3                         amd64        D-Bus service to access and manipulate storage devices
I'll try unetbootin to create the USB media. I have the latest SolydK running, via the update pack, on my main machine but I want to install it on a new M-ITX build and an old laptop too.

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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby grizzler » 06 Nov 2014 13:52

bmccann wrote:I'm running on Solydk 64 with the latest 2014-10 UP and it appears the 'udisk' utility no longer supports the '--show-info' command line option:
Yes it does. The problem isn't the option but the other argument:

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subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['udisks', '--show-info', '/dev/sd']' returned non-zero exit status 1
The /dev/sd bit is missing a character. I noticed this earlier and reported it here: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... =40#p46795
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby petsam » 22 Dec 2014 17:58

I try to run solydxk-usb-creator and it gives this output in the console

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 sudo solydxk-usb-creator
No protocol specified

** (solydxk-usb-creator:4374): WARNING **: Could not open X display
No protocol specified

(solydxk-usb-creator:4374): Gdk-ERROR **: error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment.
This happens on my desktop.
On my laptop there is another error:

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sudo solydxk-usb-creator
[sudo] password for petros:
sh: 1: /usr/bin/../lib/solydxk/solydxk-usb-creator/MultiBootISOCreator.py -u root: not found
I run it with gksudo and after the passord prompt it did not start but gave no console message (I guess because of the "gk")
On both PCs I run the 32bit SolydK versions, updated.
I hope these help you for a debugging.

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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Dec 2014 18:03

Thanks for posting this issue.
I'll take a look at it after Christmas!


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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby wildman » 22 Dec 2014 19:27

I get the exact same error message here. I am using SolydX HE 64bit. Solydxk-usb-creator version 0.2.6.
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Dec 2014 12:03

I've updated the package in our new repository: version 0.2.7
If you want to run from terminal: do NOT use sudo/gksudo/kdesudo
The application itself handles whether or not gksudo or kdesudo is needed.


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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby wildman » 23 Dec 2014 16:50

Schoelje wrote:I've updated the package in our new repository: version 0.2.7
If you want to run from terminal: do NOT use sudo/gksudo/kdesudo
The application itself handles whether or not gksudo or kdesudo is needed.
I must not have the "new repository" in sources.list. After:

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sudo apt-get update
I get this:

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$ apt policy solydxk-usb-creator
solydxk-usb-creator:
  Installed: 0.2.6
  Candidate: 0.2.6
  Version table:
 *** 0.2.6 0
        500 http://home.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Also, updatemanager does not show any packages to be updated. Here are my sources:

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$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://home.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main upstream import
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/production/multimedia testing main non-free
           deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://community.solydxk.com/production/ solydxk main
Need some help please.
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Dec 2014 19:24

[WARNING]
I found out that this application will mess up your Grub install if you are running EFI.
I'll remove the package from the repository.


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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby wildman » 30 Dec 2014 16:33

Schoelje wrote:[WARNING]
I found out that this application will mess up your Grub install if you are running EFI.
I'll remove the package from the repository.
Does this mean the project is dead or just on hold? I would hate to see it die. :cry:
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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 30 Dec 2014 18:14

Funny that you mention it.
I've been testing a new version which is now available in the new repository or you can download directly here: http://repository.solydxk.nl/pool/main/ ... b-creator/

I've successfully tested it on an EFI and non-EFI machine with both SolydX and SolydK.


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Re: Ready for Testing: solydxk-usb-creator

Postby wildman » 30 Dec 2014 22:19

Thanks. Glad to see it is still being developed. I do not have the startup problem I had with last version.

Have you thought about changing the program so it will work with other linux distros?

Should I have the new resposity in my sources?
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