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Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#1 Post by Danum » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:46 pm

Hot of the press at New-Camp HQ, (just to keep everyone happy :lipsrsealed: )

Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso (hybrid) 1.4 GiB
Md5Sum: 723133d260212ef78404de28406c48b2 Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso (isohydrid)
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https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6e-tF ... YThmclB4Zw


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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#2 Post by Saist » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:43 pm

yay! *waitswaitswaits*

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okay, re-uploading to Google Docs.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#3 Post by KrispyKritter » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:52 pm

Have it downloaded and posting from the Live DVD.

Note: the size now exceeds the capicity of a mini DVD.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#4 Post by uncle mark » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:33 pm

Link taken down. Getting some hinky hits.
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#5 Post by m_pav » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:51 pm

Yay + 1

For those wishing to use the features of isohybrid to make a bootable USB thumb drive....

First install pv

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su -c 'apt-get install pv'
Then after thoroughly checking the letter association of your flash drive and entering it correctly in the command line, replacing the sdX with the actual letter association, and correcting the paths as necessary in the command example below.

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su -c 'dd if=Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso | pv -fprt -s 1400m | dd of=/dev/sdX'
pv will give you a scrolling progress bar to indicate the current position of the read process. It is indicative only because it appears to only report the portion sent to the systems allocated RAM for the process, not the actual position in the stream, but it is helpful never the less. If like me, you have 8GB RAM installed, the entire iso loads into RAM memory within a 20 seconds, so it won't give you much of an indication at all.

The image will be transferred to the flash drive making it bootable. Once a flash drive is treated as such, the OS will identify it as an optical disk and further partitioning will not be possible on the drive for regular users, so make sure you use a 2 or 4 GB drive, not a 16GB for this purpose.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#6 Post by Saist » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:20 am

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6e-tF ... YThmclB4Zw

The older Roadblock-64 file has now been removed.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#7 Post by m_pav » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:56 am

Downloaded and stuck it on a Thumb drive, booted a brand new Lenovo 13" netbook, desktop operating normally, no network devices found, so no doubt this will need a more up-to date kernel for later model machines, but on hardware that is not so bleeding edge, it should be just fine.

One thing I have found that is consistent with any remaster is they all have this inability to mount ntfs partitions as a regular user, which was a condition of the original Mepis 11 during the beta testing phase, but it got corrected at one of the rc stages. The question I have right now is, how can this inability to access ntfs partitions be adjusted to make regular users able to mount ntfs partitions. Without this function, a dual booter will very quickly become frustrated if they are in the process of migrating to Linux.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#8 Post by ko » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:02 am

m_pav wrote:Downloaded and stuck it on a Thumb drive, booted a brand new Lenovo 13" netbook, desktop operating normally, no network devices found, so no doubt this will need a more up-to date kernel for later model machines, but on hardware that is not so bleeding edge, it should be just fine.

One thing I have found that is consistent with any remaster is they all have this inability to mount ntfs partitions as a regular user, which was a condition of the original Mepis 11 during the beta testing phase, but it got corrected at one of the rc stages. The question I have right now is, how can this inability to access ntfs partitions be adjusted to make regular users able to mount ntfs partitions. Without this function, a dual booter will very quickly become frustrated if they are in the process of migrating to Linux.

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I use disk-manager (in the repos) to get around this. It provides the ability to selectively mount (and unmount) or automount on boot of any selected partition, including ntfs.
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#9 Post by Danum » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:03 am

m_pav wrote:One thing I have found that is consistent with any remaster is they all have this inability to mount ntfs partitions as a regular user, which was a condition of the original Mepis 11 during the beta testing phase, but it got corrected at one of the rc stages. The question I have right now is, how can this inability to access ntfs partitions be adjusted to make regular users able to mount ntfs partitions. Without this function, a dual booter will very quickly become frustrated if they are in the process of migrating to Linux.

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The mounting of partitions in Mepis is a disaster mainly due to the fact it throughs security out of the window,
a user should not have access to any partition by default, but it should be available if root grants it, on a session only or permanent basis by a dialog, as is the Debian default, the problem has arisen due to the fact most users using Mepis run single user systems, not multiple user.
as Ko said you can use disk-manager or use my preference when using Debian which is ntfs-config, which I will include in any future releases.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#10 Post by KrispyKritter » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:25 am

m_pav wrote: One thing I have found that is consistent with any remaster is they all have this inability to mount ntfs partitions as a regular user, which was a condition of the original Mepis 11 during the beta testing phase, but it got corrected at one of the rc stages. The question I have right now is, how can this inability to access ntfs partitions be adjusted to make regular users able to mount ntfs partitions. Without this function, a dual booter will very quickly become frustrated if they are in the process of migrating to Linux.

Mike P
Go to fstab and move them up to be auto mounted. I know that is not the best way to do it, but it works.

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