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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #15 on: 08. May 2015, 04:37:24 »
I think it would be great if you would upload the iso profile. I'd consider rebuilding my bspwm profile around it, it looks quite nice and light.

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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #16 on: 08. May 2015, 12:54:25 »
I think it would be great if you would upload the iso profile. I'd consider rebuilding my bspwm profile around it, it looks quite nice and light.
look here for the "net-minimal" folder:
https://github.com/excalibur1234/manjaro-tools-iso-profiles

edit: the net-minimal profile was merged into the manjaro-tools-iso-profiles:
https://github.com/manjaro/manjaro-tools-iso-profiles


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« Last Edit: 07. June 2015, 15:59:55 by excalibur1234 »
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #17 on: 08. May 2015, 15:22:10 »
Thank you!

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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #18 on: 19. May 2015, 17:57:33 »
when i released net-minimal, i tested it in virtualbox and did not experience any difficulties.

i have just tried to install this on real hardware.
it was a strange experience: i ran the CLI installer about 8 times and managed a successful installation twice (at least it told me so). the other times, i could not mount the file system in \\install\  or  i could not install a bootloader (because the file system was not mounted) or i could not press return to continue (in the install section) - i had to press enter (the key on the numpad) as a workaround.
i tried to update the unstable branch to the latest packages and downgrading to the stable branch. it did not change a thing.

the 2 times the CLI installer finished successfully, my system did not boot, because "isolinux.bin missing or corrupt".

i am unable to do any more tests for at least the next couple of weeks.
what is your experience?

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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #19 on: 19. May 2015, 19:02:24 »
'LLo,

I tried to reintegrate CLI installer from unstable in a E-rebuild recently & it failed twice after mounting just at the beginning of install...
(& just after calamares did the work fine)
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #20 on: 19. May 2015, 22:32:15 »
so, there really seems to be a problem with the CLI installer (or its latest updates).
thanks for confirming this.
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #21 on: 20. May 2015, 01:20:27 »
Hmm, this is strange. Please talk to Artoo. I didn't changed the CLI installer lately. I'm more concentrating on Thus and Calamares. CLI installer might be broken, but Artoo might know more. When I'm home, I'll try to check it and give you feedback. Mostly I'm testing just on virtual machines, but not on real hardware. Please fill out a bug on github so we can track this better. Also discribe your problem as best as possible.

https://github.com/manjaro/manjaro-tools-livecd/issues

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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #22 on: 20. May 2015, 12:15:27 »
I tried to reintegrate CLI installer from unstable in a E-rebuild recently & it failed twice after mounting just at the beginning of install...
(& just after calamares did the work fine)
did your iso build used to work with the old cli-installer?
what kernel are you using?
how did you test? on real hardware or in virtualbox?

thanks for providing more information.
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #23 on: 20. May 2015, 13:22:55 »
'LLo,

Since Calamares works fine (on mbr partitionning), i didn't use CLI anymore & put it out of the build. Just for try, i reintegrated it with 3.18 kernel E-build & the last fine thing i obtain with is following (just after when running install, it failed):

I tried also with gparted (partitionning the target for / before with) & same result.
All that *in hard* on a dedicated test partition.
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #24 on: 22. May 2015, 08:00:04 »
Excuse me for my ignorance, relatively new to Manjaro but not too linux.

Downloaded the net-minimal image and tried several times  to install in Vbox, using both automatic and manual partitioning but fails each time when installing Grub. Tried installing as GPT and non GPT, same issue.

Trying to install in VB in order to experiment with buiding my own custom install, more for a challenge and the learning experience than anything, otherwise Oberon's i3x would suit me fine with just minor application swaps.

I noticed your link to the package lists, tempted to try switching the repo to stable and the kernal to either 318 or 319 having read some posts on ext problems with 4, also may try btrfs aswell...  Any suggestions welcome !!!

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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #25 on: 22. May 2015, 08:24:21 »
'LLo,

It sounds that last CLI installer is a bit capricious. Maybe try the previous iso or If you don't need for a piece of *redmondia* in your machine & if you know it , maybe try with syslinux (very simple & works like a charm with a 3 manjaro multiboot there  ;))
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #26 on: 22. May 2015, 12:10:25 »
as you can read in the opening post of this thread, i created this net-minimal to make the new cli installer available to user, who want to experiment with it. on the one hand, it looks like this experiment failed. on the other hand, we have tested the latest cli installer and hopefully the bugs will get fixed before manjaro .8.13 gets released.

i created a bug report here: https://github.com/manjaro/manjaro-tools-livecd/issues/14
do you have the same problem as described in the 1. kind of behavior?

once manjaro net edition .8.13 gets released and i have a new hard drive (my SSD broke recently) i will release a stable version of net-minimal, too.
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #27 on: 26. May 2015, 17:08:00 »
yesterday, i installed a fresh system based on a stable net-minimal (kernel 3.19 and "stable" manjaro branch). after a successful installation i immediately noticed the horrible fonts. lxqt was even unusable in parts because of the fonts. i had to manually install all the fonts i had removed from the net-minimal image earlier (and the fonts were just a couple of mega-bytes). this made add the fonts to net-minimal again.

i was able to install a proprietary graphics driver easily. it just pulled in a lot of 32bit libraries, but it worked.



net-minimal just got included into the official manjaro-tools-iso-profiles on github:
https://github.com/manjaro/manjaro-tools-iso-profiles

just look for the "net-minimal" folder.
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Re: manjaro net-minimal edition 2015.05
« Reply #28 on: 05. June 2015, 16:40:47 »
i am uploading the latest build. these are the changes since the last (stable) version:

kernel 3.18
stable branch
manjaro 0.8.13

this version includes the cli installer changes mentioned at the bottom of this announcement. net-minimal 2015.05 does NOT include these!

i used the latest version of manjaro-tools-iso 0.9.8 to build it.

i have tested it on real hardware. it works without any obvious bugs.
i have updated the first post.


download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/users/excalibur1234/net-minimal/2015.06%20-%200.8.13/
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Re: manjaro net-minimal
« Reply #29 on: 14. June 2015, 22:43:10 »
Thanks for the minimal net install, official release is becoming just absurd in size.

Cheers!