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8.5 livecd with aufs

#1 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:33 am

For some reason I seem to be leaning to install 8.5 but first I had to try out the livecd of course. I had an old burn from back in April with the most recent 8.5 release and used that.

(my new dvdburner is going back to the shop, i/o errors and what not in both 8.0 and 8.5 livecd, can't burn an iso on cd-r even or the system hangs, the only thing that works is overwriting used dvd-rws, new ones are a no go (found a work around for it, but let's not go there :rolleyes: ))

AAAANYWAY..

I tried the livecd with aufs in the cd reader drive (old thing hehe) and boy is that thing fast! I managed to install superkaramba and got it working, got my tvtime working (just have to fiddle with the sound there, volume won't go up, but I think with your help I'll get it running again), didn't get pidgin working with msn or yahoo, online solutions didn't work :confused2: but heck, I can use kopete for yahoo and amsn for MSN, which by the way worked with the cam without having to fiddle with the firewall.

In any case this is a perfectly fast release, and I love it. Yep I will make the plunge sometime soon and go for the install. The amazing thing was that it felt almost as fast as my current 8.0 install so that is promising something speed wise when I install 8.5!

Great job Warren and all *thumbs up*
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#2 Post by richb » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:44 am

Will wonders never cease! :celebrate:
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#3 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:23 am

I sure hope not!

Just wait till I'll install, I'll regret it again till all is up and running proper :laugh:
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#4 Post by lucky9 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:52 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Just wait till I'll install, I'll regret it again till all is up and running proper :laugh:
I was about to say wonders will never cease, but this comment brought me back down to reality. :angel:
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#5 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:50 am

:laugh:

Well.. fate would have it.. my burner wasn't faulty, my motherboard was dying! Long story short lots of trial and error with another system to help and we found that out. Am I glad I hadn't chucked the burner yet, almost tossed a perfectly good Plextor :frustrated:

So here I am, working on a completely different system all of a sudden, with only the 8.5 livecd able to get to this workable state, 8.0 livecd won't boot with either hdd (my old own one, or my dad's) plugged in.

My old hdd not booting at all anymore, and my first ever blue screen in Windows with it now of course.. wow.. there is always a first, but it was to be expected.

Anyways.. running from 8.5 livecd right now still, this afternoon more troubleshooting and friend help to get stuff back together again.


But once again.. a testimonial for the 8.5 live cd :worship: long live mepis for I am now still able to annoy you all ;)
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#6 Post by cookdav » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:10 am

You go, girl!

All that funky stuff you are trying TAUGHT me something, about
trying to use a MEPIS LiveCD for a few extra things I never would
have thought of. :duh:

LiveCDs, especially MEPIS's, really are 'Things of Beauty'. :clap:
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#7 Post by lucky9 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:48 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:


So here I am, working on a completely different system all of a sudden, with only the 8.5 livecd able to get to this workable state, 8.0 livecd won't boot with either hdd (my old own one, or my dad's) plugged in.


Anyways.. running from 8.5 livecd right now still, this afternoon more troubleshooting and friend help to get stuff back together again.


But once again.. a testimonial for the 8.5 live cd :worship: long live mepis for I am now still able to annoy you all ;)
This is beginning to sound like that 'slippery slope' we're always hearing about...before you know it you're going to be looking forward to using beta software. :smiley2:
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#8 Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:33 pm

:laugh:

Like hell I will hehehe. Once things are installed it is mostly hands off again.

I am Baaaaaaaack. Installed and all. Trust me it was LOONG and sometimes painful, but that was more irritation about partitioning than anything else.

I had a scare this afternoon when the system wouldn't boot all the way to the login screen (all I did was remove splash text from the boot options like I always did!), put that splash thing back using the livecd and I was back up and running. :confused2: Weird but alright.

The learning curve isn't too bad actually. I already have my icons nicely lined up in a panel up top (make a new panel, then right click the mepis icon, go into the menu editor and drag the item you want in the panel up into that panel), I have my settings the way I want them.. for the first time I am not complaining but just happy!

Of course I still have to reboot, that is always a bit scary after installing new things. But we'll see. :smile: Things are not all the way done of course.. still have to do a few things that I might start posting about.

Some things are not an improvement and I forced an older version. Kaffeine newest does not support subtitles (I am deaf folks.. I need to read LOL), Akregator newest didn't have the unread feed counter. Forcing the stable sorted that out though and things were back to what they were supposed to be.

Difference from livecd with install: Superkaramba themes are transparent on livecd with aufs, and have black background on the install and no way to get rid of them. How weird!

Also different, from KDE3.5, is that I have to reload the theme to make it show up, and also that save session doesn't save my session :laugh: Superkaramba doesn't follow like it used to. I had to make a .desktop entry as per here: http://netdragon.sourceforge.net/faq.html#General2

The only real hardware difference I notice is the reduction of CPU. I had 2.67Ghz, went down to 1.6Ghz, and this CPU is pretty much at standard use around 35%. The old computer averaged VERY low when I wasn't doing anything but reading from the screen.
MX-17.1_x64 Horizon 14-3-2018 * 4.15.0-1-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 * ASUS GF GT640-1GD5-L NVIDIA 384.111 * AMD Proc. Athl II X4 635, sAM3 * HDA ATI SB VT1708S An * 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 Kingst * 22" Samsung SyncM P2250 * HP F2280

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#9 Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:59 am

Just an update to correct something. That removal of "splash" is likely not the cause. This morning the system again wouldn't boot to the login, not even using the live cd. It rolled text, but that was it.

Windows 2000 did boot after half an hour of fidgeting with mepis..

Then after a while (about 30-45 minutes in total now) I rebooted windows because I had installed msn (sigh, I even started considering getting Windows 7 for the system and ditching linux at this point.....) and I had forgotten to take out the livecd. It booted to the login! I rebooted once again, this time to the install and oh wonder.

Then a light went on inside my head.. I remembered an old laptop of my dad's that wouldn't boot right away, only after it had been on the power for a while...

BIOS battery. The system IS older after all.

So this afternoon I am recruiting that friend again to go eat a pizza and a battery :laugh:

hopefully that will solve things.
MX-17.1_x64 Horizon 14-3-2018 * 4.15.0-1-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 * ASUS GF GT640-1GD5-L NVIDIA 384.111 * AMD Proc. Athl II X4 635, sAM3 * HDA ATI SB VT1708S An * 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 Kingst * 22" Samsung SyncM P2250 * HP F2280

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