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fredx181


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 08:47    Post subject:  DevuanDog 'Beowulf' Alpha
Subject description: For testing, feedback appreciated (updated 2019-03-29)
 

*** DevuanDog 'Beowulf' ***

Update 2019-02-17, new ISO's, see changes and fixes on post #2 and here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1018771#1018771
Update 2019-03-29, new ISO's, see changes and fixes on post #2 and here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1023600#1023600

See Here for a Devuandog build system.

See also: Devuandog at github
Based on the Devuan 'Beowulf' branch, alpha version, for testing
Probably in summer of 2019 the Devuan beowulf branch becomes the new 'stable' (when ready)
Till that time, testing and feedback appreciated, also opinions about what to include or not, choice for Desktop environment etc... would be very welcome.
I chose for Devuan as a base (instead of Debian) because AFAIK the new expected Debian 'stable' (buster) doesn't give the choice anymore to boot without systemd.

Download: 32 and 64 bit ISO's, see Here

DEVX and Firmware squashfs modules: Here

Custom repository: 32-bit 64-bit

Login details:
root with password root
puppy with password puppy

Specifications:
Built from scratch by using debootstrap and remastered afterwards.
Kernel: 4.19.0-4 (change is that the kernel is separate module now, see also post #3)
(EDIT: See post #4 for how to boot with older kernel 3.16 if possibly your hardware is too old for booting v4.19)
Choice of Boot Methods: porteus-boot and live-boot v3 (see for options Here )
Default WM - OpenBox with on top PcmanFM (providing the desktop) and lxpanel.
Option to switch to JWM window-manager
Default File Manager - PcmanFM with option to use rox.
Default Internet Browser - Palemoon.
See info and links about possible Palemoon issues (on some machines with Intel graphics) here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1018771#1018771

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Screenshots:

Openbox with PcmanFM and lxpanel:

JWM

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 08:48    Post subject:  

Changes and fixes done for 2019-03-29 ISO:
See here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1023600#1023600

Changes and fixes done for 2019-02-17 ISO:
See here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1018771#1018771

Changes and fixes done for 2019-01-26 ISO:
See here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1016579#1016579

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 08:50    Post subject: Upgrade/Install kernel  

From Menu > System > Upgrade/Install kernel (frugal install), you can upgrade the kernel or install a different one, for example non-pae:
(end result will be a folder containing: .squashfs module, initrd.img, initrd1.xz and vmlinuz1, which can be copied (and replace the original files) to the frugal install 'live' folder.
This will not modify the filesystem, the install takes place in chroot (jail)

Main GUI


Choose kernel to install and build aufs for


Building aufs module for the no-pae kernel . . .


Ready !

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 13:58    Post subject:  

On older hardware, booting with the 4.19 kernel may not work well (too new perhaps).
Then (for frugal install) try the older 3.16 kernel (32 bit), download and extract:
https://github.com/DebianDog/DevuanDog/releases/download/v1.1/k-3.16.0-4-pae-beowulf.tar.gz
Copy the files inside extracted directory "k-3.16.0-4-pae-beowulf" to your frugal install 'live' folder (the files initrd.img, initrd1.xz and vmllinuz1 need to be overwritten, for safety, make backup of the original files first).
And reboot.

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 16:00    Post subject:  

mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_DevuanDog_Beowulf_32_bit

http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_DevuanDog_Beowulf_64_bit

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 16:37    Post subject:  

Thanks again Ally, for your dedication and hard work !
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jan 2019, 20:58    Post subject:  

I do the easy bit!

cheers though

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 05:04    Post subject:  

regards

on my computers your kernel
does not work!

pupjibaro's kernels work perfectly...
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 05:18    Post subject:  

zagreb999 wrote:
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on my computers your kernel
does not work!

pupjibaro's kernels work perfectly...


Which one doesn't work, the 4.19 version ?
You can try the 3.16 kernel maybe, or you did already and doesn't work either ?:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1015160#1015160

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 05:37    Post subject:  

your devuan kernel 4.19 does not work...
3.16 does work

from mx linux the same kernel 4.19 does work perfectly!!!
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 05:53    Post subject:  

zagreb999 wrote:
your devuan kernel 4.19 does not work...
3.16 does work

from mx linux the same kernel 4.19 does work perfectly!!!


OK, thanks, but what exactly "does not work" for you ? Does the boot process stop at some point or what ? Some more details ,please.

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 09:12    Post subject:  

kernel can not open 'live' folder...

it counts '654321' and stops

i can not make screenshot

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 11:13    Post subject:  

Hi zagreb, can you test -- link to new initrd1.xz removed -- for me when you have time ?
(just replace original with this one in the "live" folder)
Made a change so it loads more kernel modules, which may solve the problem.
(boot time is a little longer because of that)

Edit: above link to initrd1.xz removed, because it wasn't an improvement.

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 16:05    Post subject:  

does not work!
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Jan 2019, 16:17    Post subject: ust  

zagreb999 wrote:
does not work!


Ok thanks for trying, but "does not work" isn't much helpful info.
What about is the error message ?
Same as before ? Is it about not being able to find .sgn file ? Or... ?

EDIT: Or, maybe you don't want to help with development, only complain about what doesn't work Question
In that case, please do not post here.

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