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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby balloon » 17 Oct 2014 01:42

I installed it in shown new iso and confirmed that it was completed normally. :D
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 19 Oct 2014 08:13

So, do we agree on releasing the ISOs?


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Snap » 19 Oct 2014 08:46

I'm downloading SolydK 64 for a fresh metal install intended to replace my DAW (KXStudio12.04.3) finally building it on top of Solyd. I'll tell you if I agree too in a while. :mrgreen:
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Oct 2014 14:39

It seems that the installer is skipping language selection on BE.
It will take a while until I have created and tested a new installer and ISOs.
I have no idea when that's done.


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Snap » 22 Oct 2014 16:26

Oh, I forgot it. Metal install went smooth. Running perfectly well, It's HE whatsoever.
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby blueocean » 26 Oct 2014 07:22

Hello !

I was wondering when the new 201410 ISO's will be available for download? Or do u guys think the SolydK iso available for testing is it safe enough to be used on a home computer? I want to install it for a friend (who's been using only windows till now) and i don't want to have some big issues with the install (and then probably he'd say something stupid regarding linux). I was thinking yo use the available ISO from the home page and then upgrade it, but his internet connection is really slow and he wouldn't be that patient :lol:

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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 26 Oct 2014 08:16

Please, just read my post just two above yours.


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 27 Oct 2014 06:51

I'm at wits end right now.

For the past week I've been working on the new ISOs, but every time I upgrade SolydK64 to the current UP, it freezes. Some process is hogging all memory and I can't even start a terminal to see which process it is. Unfortunately, the recovery mode from the syslinux menu isn't working either. It always starts KDE.

I don't know if it's my system, my hardware, virtualbox, or something in the ISO. I only know that this is going to take a lot of time which I currently don't have. So, I'm afraid the ISOs will have to wait.


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby MAYBL8 » 27 Oct 2014 10:52

Can we still download it to help you test the problem?


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby wildman » 27 Oct 2014 16:34

MAYBL8 wrote:Can we still download it to help you test the problem?
The link is back on page 1 at the top of this thread.
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 27 Oct 2014 16:49

MAYBL8 wrote:Can we still download it to help you test the problem?
I've uploaded the iso here: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/dev/solydk6 ... pha.01.iso
I can only get it booted in VB, but when I open something it hangs.
On a USB it doesn't even boot.

It could also be a hardware problem (bad sectors on my HD) but I haven't looked at that yet.


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Snap » 27 Oct 2014 17:00

If this enlightens something... My last SolydK 64 metal install was from the pre-release 201410 isos from... a week and a half ago or so. Smooth as a baby's butt. Made an USB stick with dd. No issues at all during or after install and running perfectly good today. Better check your hardware before driving crazy tweaking the isos. 8-)
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby fleabus » 27 Oct 2014 17:36

@Schoelje -

Same here with the /dev isos from 15 and 16 October, absent my usual whinging and crying about systemd... :D

Got no EFI, wrote them with dd, all smooth as butter, as Snap said...

I'll try the one in your link.

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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 27 Oct 2014 18:19

Yes, I think it's either my VB install or my hardware: I cannot boot any of the 201410 ISOs.


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby fleabus » 27 Oct 2014 18:43

solydk64_201410_alpha.01.iso

Burned to usb with dd, seems to run fine in live mode, posting from it now. (nothing eating cpu)

Ran live-installer from terminal. At the point where I pick the root partition from the partition selector, began to get some alarming-to-a-non-coder output and so got paranoid, quit the installer...

All my installs are metal, no VB here.

At the moment the non-volatile test rig in the basement of my science lab is in the process of running a testdisk on a 2tb drive... And I only have the two kvm setups to which I can connect machines, otherwise I'd fire up a third.... :cry:
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby grizzler » 27 Oct 2014 18:44

A short tale of my experiences with the alpha ISO. Don't know if this is any use...
Schoelje wrote:I can only get it booted in VB, but when I open something it hangs.
In a VM here, the CPU is at 100% most of the time.
It could also be a hardware problem (bad sectors on my HD) but I haven't looked at that yet.
I don't think so.

I had given that VM one core and that went up to 100% as soon as the kernel start up messages appeared and stayed there, whether I clicked mouse buttons/pressed keys or not.

When I finally had the system monitor open (using the menu), processor usage (of the VM) dropped to acceptable levels, but the system monitor window itself didn't update properly (see first attached image).

I pressed Alt+F2, got an input window almost immediately and entered konsole. Echoing of the characters didn't go smoothly, but they did appear quick enough. After pressing Enter, 100% core usage again and the kworker/0:1H process shot up to between 25 and 35% of the guest's CPU time and stayed there. Eventually, a konsole window appeared but anything I entered there took minutes to appear and the whole thing remained utterly unresponsive (look at the CPU % at the bottom of both images: from 2 to 100).

At that point, my machine's CPU temperature was getting too high to my liking and I quit the VM.

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Forgot to mention: during booting of the ISO, there were notifications that 'loop0' and 'Solydk64-1410-alpha' (name of the VM's vdi file) couldn't be mounted.
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 27 Oct 2014 19:13

@fleabus
The installer is not ready to use on metal. This ISO was only uploaded to track down (and hopefully solve) the VB issue.

@grizzler
Might it be a VB problem rather then ISO related?

I even tried to upgrade the kernel to 3.16-3 (now in Debian testing), but that didn't change a thing.
I also purged pulseaudio, but that didn't do a thing either.


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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby fleabus » 27 Oct 2014 19:21

Schoelje wrote:@fleabus
The installer is not ready to use on metal.
There! See how lucky I am?
I actually managed not to destroy anything! :lol:

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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby grizzler » 27 Oct 2014 19:26

Schoelje wrote:@grizzler
Might it be a VB problem rather then ISO related?
Considering trying to run the 2014-07 SolydK64 ISO in a VM just now sent the temperature of all four cores of my machine through the roof within minutes (and locked the VM solid - no pun intended), I would say: definitely.

The current VirtualBox is a later version than the one I used when I originally installed that ISO. Running the VMs that are already installed doesn't cause any problems. So WTF?

Edit
Doing a web search for virtualbox 4.3.14 issues gives a couple of thousand hits. No idea yet if any of them have any bearing on this, but I've read some fuming rants in some of the postings. It would seem 4.3.14 was not particularly good...

Seems to be about running on Windows hosts, mostly. Nothing about our issues so far...
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Re: ISO testing 201410

Postby zerozero » 27 Oct 2014 19:35

which VB version you are using?
with

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zerozero@home ~ $ acp virtualbox
virtualbox:
  Installed: 4.3.14-dfsg-1
  Candidate: 4.3.14-dfsg-1
  Version table:
 *** 4.3.14-dfsg-1 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/contrib amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
zerozero@home ~ $ 
i can boot the alpha iso without problems and open several app without issues; it's not sluggish and doesn't lock or freeze.
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i can't, however, install it
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