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swiatmar


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Oct 2008, 09:57    Post subject:  How to remaster a Puppy live cd from a full hd install?  

Hi everyone:)

I was trying to create a remaster puppy live cd- but it doesn't work. It is because I've made a full install to HD. Now I set my puppy it is working fine and I would like to create a copy of this configuration. But don't know how. the remaster live cd programm is telling me I have to start from live cd. but how can I create than a copy of my puppy from the HD?
It is the version 4 of puppy
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Oct 2008, 16:51    Post subject:  

Hello swiatmar

Just for you, i decided to give this a whirl.

EDIT:
    For those who prefer things graphical
    i have put together a Flash version of this.

    Be warned, that it takes a while to load as it is fairly big at 5MB.

    NOTE: The usual Username/Password combo for Puppy sites applies


PLEASE NOTE:
If you happen to have a pup_save.2fs file located on the partition containing your FULL Install
either RENAME it (to something like: pup_save.bup) or MOVE it to another partition or drive,
as a FULL Install does not require one and the remastered ISO you are about to make will not work.

Here is what i did.

Made a fresh FULL install using a CD of: puppy-4.00-k2.6.21.7-seamonkey.iso
This install was made on hda11 (not important, just to let you know
where i put it)

After rebooting into the fresh install, i add several .pet packages:

    NVIDIA-100.14.19-k2.6.21.7.pet
    gimp-2.4.0-rc3.pet
    Puppy-package-manager.pet
    tcl-8.5a4nothreads.pet
    tk-8.5a4nothreads.pet

Plus the mut version from an earlier puppy version (216 i think),
it's just that i prefer it over pmount.

I then renamed: /usr/sbin/remasterpup2
to: /usr/sbin/original-remasterpup2

Then i added a copy of this pupremaster.sh.gz (Nice one Dougal )
Download it, then click on it to decompress it.
After decompressing it, right click on it and select Permissions
then click on Yes, to make it executable.
Rename it to: remasterpup2 (Please REMOVE the .sh off the end of the filename)
Then put this into: /usr/sbin

Next i added an image in /usr/share/backgrounds
for use as my new desktop.
This image was renamed to: default.jpg
after renaming the file already called that to: original.jpg


Right then, now came the time to remaster.
You will need the CD that you used to make YOUR FULL INSTALL, as the remaster script needs to get files from it.
You will also need some working space where the remaster will be built, preferably another partition. (A Linux Partition)
In my case i mounted another partition (hdb6)

With that done, i ran the remaster script via the menu: Setup > Remaster Puppy live-CD

It goes something like this.

    1. Welcome message.
    Click OK

    2. There are two ways of remastering:
    Select Simple and click OK

    3. A working area is required in which to create the new ISO file.
    Select the partition you have already mounted (in my case it was hdb6)
    then click OK

    4. The following files are required to create the new ISO:
    Select 1 use cd (Make sure it is in the drive first)
    then click OK

    5. Please select a CD/DVD drive.
    Make your selection
    then click OK

    6. Click OK again

    7. Finished with the cd,
    you may take it out now.
    Go ahead and remove it, then click OK
    It will now create the pup_400.sfs file....wait a while until it is done.

    8. After several minutes a dialogue box will appear that says:
    This program has created folder /tmp/root, which has everything that is
    now going to be added as /root in the pup_$PUPPYVERSION.sfs file.
    It gives you the option to examine /tmp/root

    DO NOT CLICK OK JUST YET

    What i did was open two Rox-Filer windows: (put them side by side)
    One at /root
    And one at /tmp/root

    In /tmp/root
    Show hidden files/directories
    by clicking on the eye icon at the top of the Rox-Filer window.
    Now select all files/directories
    by clicking on the icon to the right of the eye icon.
    Now right click on one of the highlighted files or directories
    and from the menu that appears select delete, in the next window that appears click on Quiet.

    Now go to the ROX-Filer window open at /root
    Show hidden files/directories
    by clicking on the eye icon at the top of the Rox-Filer window.
    Now select all files/directories
    by clicking on the icon to the right of the eye icon.
    Using the left mouse button click on one of the highlighted files or directories (KEEPING THE BUTTON PRESSED DOWN)
    Now drag and drop them into the other Rox-Filer window open at /tmp/root
    from the menu that pops up select Copy.

    You can now close both of these ROX-Filer windows, we are finished with them.

    NOW YOU CAN CLICK ON OK

    9. Creating /etc directory for the new pup_400.sfs file.
    Click No

    10. Hardware customisation was not chosen.
    Click OK

    11. Almost ready to burn the CD!
    Click No

    12. Please choose the media to burn to.
    Select ISO create iso
    then click OK

    When it is finished making the ISO press enter to continue

    13. Your new iso file is ready:
    Click OK

    14. The remaster is finished.
    Just a few last words about it.
    Click OK

That is it, you can now burn your new ISO to a CD using your prefered burning tool.

After burning my new ISO, then booting from it (using puppy pfix=ram)
i was greeted by my new desktop image and the gimp etc were there in the menu.

So as you can see, it is possible to remaster a HDD Full install.

Hope this helps.

CatDude
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Oct 2008, 02:14    Post subject:  

Hi CatDude

I followed your instructions down to point 7.

Then I waited and waited and waited..... Crying or Very sad

I mean I waited for an hour while I did something else and the process seemed to be stuck.

Any suggestions??

TIA

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Oct 2008, 05:35    Post subject:  

Hello Alan-LB

Quote:

I mean I waited for an hour while I did something else and the process seemed to be stuck.

That does seem rather excessive.
How big is your install ?

The install that i did, was done on a 5Gig partition (ext3)
and the actual install was only using 413Meg of that.

Step 7 probably only took around 10 minutes or so (guesstimate)

It was the first time that i had ever tried remastering a FULL HDD install,
so i'm sorry but i really don't know what to suggest mate.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2008, 00:58    Post subject:    

CatDude wrote:


Then i added a copy of this pupremaster.sh.gz (Nice one Dougal )
Download it, then click on it to decompress it.
After decompressing it, right click on it and select Permissions
then click on Yes, to make it executable.
Rename it to: remasterpup2
Then put this into: /usr/sbin

With that done, I ran the remaster script via the--->Menu --->Setup --->Remaster Puppy live-CD

Hope this helps.

CatDude
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Hello CatDude,

I followed all your instructions above so far but
I got stuck where you say "I ran the remaster script via the--->Menu --->Setup --->Remaster Puppy live-CD"
In my case nothing happens.
Do you have any idea what could be wrong?
when I go to /usr/sbin and click on the "remasterpup2" icon the dialog opens!
It looks like the link in Menu --->Setup does not work. How can I fix that?
Question

Edit01:
It went through and I got an .ISO created >burned the image >got a new LiveCD...
wonderful, excellent!

BTW Your instructions are very easy to follow. I noticed in my case that your step 8 came right after several (about 4 times) OKs in step 6.
Then came step seven.
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2008, 03:36    Post subject:  

Catdude added your straightforward instructions here:
http://tmxxine.com/wik/wikka.php?wakka=LinuxTmxxineRemastering

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2008, 08:20    Post subject:  

Hello Lobster

Lobster wrote:
Catdude added your straightforward instructions here:
http://tmxxine.com/wik/wikka.php?wakka=LinuxTmxxineRemastering


I really don't know what to say, other than thankyou.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jan 2009, 21:59    Post subject:  

Please read my post at:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=263960#263960

It's the last item in the thread.

I'm having problems with remastering, and could really use some advice...

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan 2009, 13:28    Post subject:  

Hello jhecht

I read the post that you pointed at Here

When you say "full install" do you have all of the directories as in the image below.

jhecht wrote:

So I had the bright idea of trying to boot from the Puppy 4.1.2 CD, and allowing it to read the Puppy files on the hard drive.

That isn't going to work now is it,
as Puppy would be looking for a pup_save.2fs file, which a FULL install does not have.

jhecht wrote:

BUT, the iso file so created does >not< have the newly installed Open Office and Firefox that are on my hard drive! Instead, it's a plain vanilla version of 4.1.2.

It would be wouldn't it, as it is using the files from the CD, and not from your hard drive install.



So just for you,
i made a fresh FULL install of: puppy-4.1.2-k2.6.25.16-seamonkey.iso (after burning it to CD obviously)
I booted into the new FULL install, and did the following:

    Setup internet connection.
    Installed Gimp
    Created a desktop icon for Gimp
    Changed desktop wallpaper

Not a lot of changes i grant you, but enough to see if they are incorporated into the remaster.

The only thing i did different to that explained in the instructions above,
was creating the desktop icon for Gimp (i don't normally bother with desktop icons)

This is what i did for the icon:
Found a suitable icon, renamed it to: gimp48.png and placed it in: /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps
Opened another RoxFiler window at: /usr/bin
Next i Drag 'n' Drop: /usr/bin/gimp-2.4 onto the desktop
then right clicked on the gimp-2.4 icon on the desktop, and select: Set Icon
Now i Drag 'n' Drop: /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/gimp48.png (onto where it says: Drop an icon file here)
then i again right click on the gimp-2.4 icon on the desktop, select: Edit Item and change gimp-2.4 to gimp

I then edited: /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/globicons
by adding this:
Code:

<rule match="/usr/bin/gimp">
<icon>/usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/gimp48.png</icon>
</rule>


If you look at the attached image: remastered-full-install-412.png
You will see that the changes i made where carried over into the remaster.
My desktop wallpaper is showing.
Gimp is in the Graphics menu.
the desktop icon is still there (this was used to launch the Gimp as you can see it)
Even my network was setup ready to go.

So i am not sure what you are doing wrong (if at all)
or what you may not be doing correctly.

The important thing to remember is,
when asked to examine /tmp/root
Open TWO RoxFiler windows,
one at: /tmp/root (let's call this window A)
and one at: /root (let's call this window B)

Now in window A:

    Click on the eye icon (to Show hidden files)
    next click on the icon to the right of the eye (to Select all)
    now right click on one of the selected files/directories
    and from the menu that appears, select: Delete
    You should now have nothing in window A

Now in window B:

    Click on the eye icon (to Show hidden files)
    next click on the icon to the right of the eye (to Select all)
    now left click (keeping the button pressed down) on one of the selected files/directories
    now Drag 'n' Drop the files/directories into window A
    and from the menu that appears, select: Copy
    You should now have EXACTLY the same files/directories showing in both window A + B

You can now close both window A + B, and continue remastering.


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan 2009, 10:59    Post subject:  

CatDude wrote:
Hello jhecht

I read the post that you pointed at Here

When you say "full install" do you have all of the directories as in the image below.


Thanks for your help! I have all of the folders in your pic >except< for the 'lost+found' one. No idea why. This is a 'full' install to a wiped HD. Rox-filer locations either '/' or '/mnt/home' - am I looking in the right place? My Linux install is on (in 4.1.2) 'sdb1' - a second physical HD.

My >major< problem seems to be with Dougal's script. When I plug his version in, it stalls the remaster process (from the HD). When I use the original remasterpup2 file, (the one that was there to begin with), and boot from the HD, I get an error message. Cariboo >also< said he had the 'stall' issue, and then said it worked, but did not describe what made it work (sigh). I described this problem in my original post:

jhecht wrote:

"After doing this, (installing Dougal's script), I tried launching Setup> Remaster Puppy live-CD - only nothing happens - this is when I'm booted from the Puppy partition on the HD. Previously, with the original file, I had gotten a dialog box whose title was 'Puppy Simple remaster CD: ERROR'. The dialog box says (in part) 'This program requires a pup_412.sfs file mounted on /initrd/pup_ro2. Which is not the case here, probably because this is a full hard drive installation?' Well, that's true - it >is< a full install."


Would you please post the most recent version of Dougal's script here? There seem to be several versions floating around, and the link to it on the Safepup page is broken. Perhaps I am using the wrong version? Thanks!

jhecht wrote:

So I had the bright idea of trying to boot from the Puppy 4.1.2 CD, and allowing it to read the Puppy files on the hard drive.


CatDude wrote:

That isn't going to work now is it,
as Puppy would be looking for a pup_save.2fs file, which a FULL install does not have.


But, but - there >is< a pup_save.2fs file on the HD - possibly put there inadvertently by mucking with the CD?

jhecht wrote:

BUT, the iso file so created does >not< have the newly installed Open Office and Firefox that are on my hard drive! Instead, it's a plain vanilla version of 4.1.2.


CatDude wrote:

It would be wouldn't it, as it is using the files from the CD, and not from your hard drive install.


That's what I figured, but as I couldn't get the remaster to work when booted from the HD, I thought it was worth the test.

CatDude wrote:

So i am not sure what you are doing wrong (if at all)
or what you may not be doing correctly.

The important thing to remember is,
when asked to examine /tmp/root
Open TWO RoxFiler windows,
one at: /tmp/root (let's call this window A)
and one at: /root (let's call this window B)

Now in window A:

    Click on the eye icon (to Show hidden files)
    next click on the icon to the right of the eye (to Select all)
    now right click on one of the selected files/directories
    and from the menu that appears, select: Delete
    You should now have nothing in window A

Now in window B:

    Click on the eye icon (to Show hidden files)
    next click on the icon to the right of the eye (to Select all)
    now left click (keeping the button pressed down) on one of the selected files/directories
    now Drag 'n' Drop the files/directories into window A
    and from the menu that appears, select: Copy
    You should now have EXACTLY the same files/directories showing in both window A + B

You can now close both window A + B, and continue remastering.


This is why I think I have the wrong version of Dougal's dongle - or a corrupted one. It just doesn't work from the HD, and from the CD, I do not get the option you describe - the opportunity to make the contents of the two windows the same.

Thanks again - maybe we can cobble together a clear set of directions, and forward them to the guy who wrote the new Puppy 4.1.2 manual? It's very good!

Your instructions are themselves very clear - except we've not yet found the reason my remaster stalls from the HD...

UPDATE!

Just as a test, I removed the pup_save.2fs from my install, and re-named Dougal's file to make it active. No change - remaster stalls from a HD boot.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan 2009, 13:01    Post subject:  

Hello jhecht

jhecht wrote:

Rox-filer locations either '/' or '/mnt/home' - am I looking in the right place?

Sorry but i don't really understand the question, what is it that you are looking for ?
If you click on the little house icon on the desktop, ROX-Filer will open at: /root (AKA Home)
if you then click on the green arrow (top left of ROX-Filer window)
that will change to the parent directory (which is / )

jhecht wrote:

Would you please post the most recent version of Dougal's script here?

This is the one i used pupremaster.sh.gz
as pointed out in my original post here

jhecht wrote:

maybe we can cobble together a clear set of directions

Personally i don't think you will get a more "clear set of directions" than those i provided in this: Puppy-remastering-full-install

I honestly do not know what the problem is, if you follow the directions given
you should be able to create a remaster of your FULL install.

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jan 2009, 11:43    Post subject:  

Hi Cat dude,

With your (much appreciated) help, I can now burn working iso files, after adding programs to a basic Puppy 4.1.2 build.

I've found a couple of small-but-critical steps that may be obvious to more skilled Puppians like you, but were real stumbling blocks for a remastering neophyte like me. I'd be grateful if you add small notes to them in your (otherwise excellent) instructions.

1 - While it is not >required< to have a pup_save.2fs file on a full HD install, it is >possible< to create one in the ignorance that it is not needed - just by following the screen prompts in the Puppy Universal Installer - which says it is possible to do so. Since the PUI says you can make a pup_save.2fs file, the implication is that you might want to do so. The problem is that with a pup_save.2fs file present, any iso you create will burn CDs that cause a 'kernel panic' when you try to boot from them - very annoying!

I suggest you add the note in your dox to >purge< any pup_save.2fs file present in a full HD install before trying to create iso files. Well meaning Puppians (like me) may have created one, not knowing it might cause problems.

2 - When using Dougal's remastering script, one is asked to extract it, rename it, and make it executable. However, when you do this, it still retains the .sh suffix - which makes it >not run< as an executable file. After you remove the .sh, changing it from 'remasterpup2.sh' to the suffixless 'remasterpup2', the file works perfectly.

The nicest thing would be to have the 'make executable' command automatically remove the suffix. Failing that, a short note in your dox to do so would be most helpful. Since it is common practice to retain the file suffix when renaming, the need to delete the suffix is not obvious. If I have a jpg of my wife, called 'mywife.jpg' and we get divorced, I would rename it 'myexwife.jpg' and keep the suffix, right?

Now to reply to some of your points. I'm going to break format here for brevity. When I say 'JH>' that's me. When I say 'CD' that's you. I also use 'JH>' for new comments.

CD>When you say "full install" do you have all of the directories as in the image below. (CD gives a pic of his /root directory).

JH>I have all of the folders in your pic >except< for the 'lost+found' one. No idea why. This is a 'full' install to a wiped HD. Rox-filer locations either '/' or '/mnt/home' - am I looking in the right place? (So I am saying yes, more or less).

CD>Sorry but i don't really understand the question, what is it that you are looking for ?

JH>I am replying to your question - yes, I have all the directories except the 'lost+found' one.

CD also describes how to create desktop icons that will stay put in a remaster. To wit:

CD>Created a desktop icon for Gimp... (this is after CD installed Gimp).

CD>Found a suitable icon, renamed it to: gimp48.png and placed it in: /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps

JH>Is it best to store all needed icons there?

CD>Next i Drag 'n' Drop: /usr/bin/gimp-2.4 onto the desktop
then right clicked on the gimp-2.4 icon on the desktop, and select: Set Icon

Now i Drag 'n' Drop: /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/gimp48.png (onto where it says: Drop an icon file here) then i again right click on the gimp-2.4 icon on the desktop, select: Edit Item and change gimp-2.4 to gimp

CD>I then edited: /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/globicons
by adding this:

Code:

<rule match="/usr/bin/gimp">
<icon>/usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/gimp48.png</icon>
</rule>


JH>Would all newly added programs be in usr/bin? If not, where might a neophyte look for them?

CD, thanks for your help! Please add my small (but hopefully useful) points to your dox for future users?

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jan 2009, 14:32    Post subject:  

Hello jhecht

jhecht wrote:

Hi Cat dude,

With your (much appreciated) help, I can now burn working iso files, after adding programs to a basic Puppy 4.1.2 build.

That's good to know, i very nearly offered to make an ISO for you.

jhecht wrote:

I've found a couple of small-but-critical steps that may be obvious to more skilled Puppians like you, but were real stumbling blocks for a remastering neophyte like me. I'd be grateful if you add small notes to them in your (otherwise excellent) instructions.

1 - While it is not >required< to have a pup_save.2fs file on a full HD install, it is >possible< to create one in the ignorance that it is not needed - just by following the screen prompts in the Puppy Universal Installer - which says it is possible to do so. Since the PUI says you can make a pup_save.2fs file, the implication is that you might want to do so. The problem is that with a pup_save.2fs file present, any iso you create will burn CDs that cause a 'kernel panic' when you try to boot from them - very annoying!

I suggest you add the note in your dox to >purge< any pup_save.2fs file present in a full HD install before trying to create iso files. Well meaning Puppians (like me) may have created one, not knowing it might cause problems.


With all due respect, my instructions were for creating an ISO from a FULL Install,
and not how to create a FULL Install
In fact, if you take a look at my How to do a FULL install of Puppy, to an empty HDD
you will see that i do indeed say (at image 39) "Answer NO when asked if you want to save"
So if anything, the PUI needs changing to make this clear (and that is out of my control)

jhecht wrote:

2 - When using Dougal's remastering script, one is asked to extract it, rename it, and make it executable. However, when you do this, it still retains the .sh suffix - which makes it >not run< as an executable file. After you remove the .sh, changing it from 'remasterpup2.sh' to the suffixless 'remasterpup2', the file works perfectly.

Again, with all due respect
i say
Quote:

I then renamed: /usr/sbin/remasterpup2
to: /usr/sbin/original-remasterpup2

Then i added a copy of this pupremaster.sh.gz (Nice one Dougal )
Download it, then click on it to decompress it.
After decompressing it, right click on it and select Permissions
then click on Yes, to make it executable.
Rename it to: remasterpup2
Then put this into: /usr/sbin

Now surely from that, one can see that we are replacing the original copy of: /usr/sbin/remasterpup2
with Dougal's version that we have renamed to: remasterpup2 (not remasterpup2.sh or anything else)

jhecht wrote:

JH>Is it best to store all needed icons there?

If you take look in: /root/.jwmrc (note that it is a hidden file)
Right click on it and Open As Text
you will find the following (towards the bottom of the file)
Code:

<!-- <Icons> -->
<!--   <IconPath>$HOME/.icons</IconPath> -->
<IconPath>/usr/local/lib/X11/mini-icons</IconPath>
<IconPath>/usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps</IconPath>
<IconPath>/usr/share/pixmaps</IconPath>
<IconPath>/usr/local/share/pixmaps</IconPath>
<!-- </Icons> -->

So i presume you could put your icons in any of those locations,
i just settled for: /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps

jhecht wrote:

JH>Would all newly added programs be in usr/bin? If not, where might a neophyte look for them?

They could be anywhere, but i think the usual places are: /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin
your best bet is, after installing something, go to: /root/.packages (note that it is a hidden directory)
inside of this you should find a file, named after the packege you installed
for example: gslapt-4.0.files (for gslapt-4.0.pet)
right click on the file, and it will show you exactly what went where.

jhecht wrote:

CD, thanks for your help! Please add my small (but hopefully useful) points to your dox for future users?

I have edited my original post.


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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2009, 00:00    Post subject:
Subject description: Problem with remaster from full HD install
 

Catdude,

Firstly - let me say a big "thank you" for your guidance and extremely clear documentation on how to remaster from a full HD install.

I have been unsuccessfully trying to do this for a couple of weeks - using a slightly different method - and posted some help requests on the forum - refer

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=265971#265971

When I compare your methodology with mine I cannot see any fundamental difference - although of course yours is much less manual work and takes advantage of the dougal remaster script already available - so, much smarter than trying to do it all from scratch manually like me! However - that aside, both your methodology and mine essentially takes:
-the core files from the original puppy install CD
-adds the contents of /root from the current working version
-combines them together into an iso file

Unfortunately I get the same result using your method that I get with mine ie
-the system loads,
-the pup_400.sfs file is loaded
-the unionfs file system is setup
-the switch root to the unionfs fails - with a kernel panic - not syncing

I am now at a complete loss. I really cannot think of where to go from here. Have you ever experienced this type of error? Is there any advice you can give?
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