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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#11 Post by uncle mark » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:15 pm

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

#12 Post by KrispyKritter » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:01 pm

Roadblock_B-64 is installed and with limited testing everything seems to work.

If you follow the included setup instructions the Splash file "Danum-Ariya" does not exist. Use "Danum-Ksplash" instead.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#13 Post by muskt » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:34 pm

I just burned a DVD with the Roadblock-64 and booted it.

Initially, choosing default failed. Choosing AUFS booted.

First I logged on as ROOT. Several problems were immediately observed.
1. KDE crashed during boot.
2. Firefox refused to go to Google.
3. The entire program (Mepis) locked up tight, and a hard reset was required.

Rebooted and logged on as DEMO.
1. KDE crashed same as ROOT
2. Firefox worked properly
3. Successfully rebooted.

Based on my lack of expertise with all things Mepis, I don't know if the problems I encountered were typical or not.

I did check the sum prior to burning the disk & it was OK.

The problems do not lie with my hardware (I7-930 & P6X58D Mobo + 6 Gig Ram). I run Win 7 64 also.

I did a similar test with the 32 bit version of Roadblock, and had 0 (ZERO) problems. I have the 32 bit installed and it runs beautifully.

This is not meant to be an accusatory post, simply an observation from a Mepis Rookie.

Thanks to those who expended all the efforts to create these updated versions.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#14 Post by arjaybe » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:16 am

I just dded B-64 to a USB stick and booted it. Default boot worked fine, KDE isn't crashing and I'm writing this in Firefox. I don't know what happened to muskt's DVD, but it's not happening here.
Intel Celeron 1007U with integrated HD Graphics 2500, 4GB RAM

Maybe he will grow into the job.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#15 Post by muskt » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:34 am

I guess time for another burn.

This one was an anomaly, even for a rookie like me. I usually have pretty good luck with my Mepis installs.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#16 Post by m_pav » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:08 am

What's the best place to get an updated kernel from that will work with this build?

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#17 Post by m_pav » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:56 am

KrispyKritter wrote: 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.
I'm not interested in accessing internal partitions on dual boot systems because I don't let windows ever take precedence on any of my computers. I need to access any random ntfs hard disk partition that I plug in to my machine via USB, and the ntfs-config just doesn't seem to cut it for this purpose.

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Well I'll be darned, I could mount external ntfs drives in read/write mode.
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Mepis is not the only distro that makes ntfs mounting available to regular users and there is a reason for that, it's because it's required by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, irrespective of Debians stand on mounting unsafe systems. The more popular distros make it possible and the user takes all responsibility for their systems if they get hosed.

I have searched hard and not found a single thing on how to change it, maybe my search criteria is just wrong, I don't know, but it has to be out there somewhere because it gets done and included in many major distros as standard.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#18 Post by KrispyKritter » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:44 am

muskt wrote:I just burned a DVD with the Roadblock-64 and booted it.


Rebooted and logged on as DEMO.
1. KDE crashed same as ROOT
Jerry in Anchorage
Jerry,

This is a KDE problem AKA as a know bug (AKB). It only happens on the inital load of KDE. It never appears again after the initial load. Somehow it fixes itself.

Mike,

On my computer I have a Windows 7 partition and another partition that is for data files this partition is formatted as NTFS so that Windows can share it. This is my fstab file:

# Pluggable devices are handled by uDev, they are not in fstab
/dev/sda7 / ext4 defaults,noatime 1 1
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
/dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 ntfs-3g auto,users,exec,uid=1000,gid=users,dmask=002,fmask=113,relatime,rw 0 0
/dev/sda10 /mnt/sda10 ntfs-3g auto,users,exec,uid=1000,gid=users,dmask=002,fmask=113,relatime,rw 0 0

# Dynamic entries below
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 ntfs-3g noauto,users,noexec,uid=1000,gid=users,dmask=002,fmask=113,relatime 0 0
/dev/sda4 swap swap sw,pri=1 0 0
/dev/sda5 /mnt/sda5 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/sda6 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sda8 /mnt/sda8 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/sda9 /mnt/sda9 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,exec,ro 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,exec,ro 0 0

The two red lines were moved to above the "# Dynamic entries below" line and noauto was changed to auto, noexec was changed to exec, and rw was added to the end of the line. The noauto to auto allows the partition to be automounted IE it is there when ever you want to access it without any more intervention on your part. The noexec to exec allows programs to be executed from the partition, the caveat with this is you must go to the properties=>permissions of file that is to be executed and set it to be executable before running the file. A item of note this does not work at the folder level it must be done on the individual files. The rw attribute allows you read and write to the partition.

I posted all of this for our "new" users in hope it wiil make their lives easier.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#19 Post by m_pav » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:41 pm

OK, Thanks for that KrispyKritter

I already knew about the fstab options, though I would caution anybody against changing noexec to exec because I can see no reason for needing to execute windows programs from a windows installation partition when operating on a Linux host system.
Also, for those with SystemReserved partitions, I recommend NEVER messing with that, but if you have to mount it, mount it read only. You will still have root access in rw mode.

Here's what I do on all of my systems.
Edit the menu > expand the System tree, make a copy of Dolphin (File Manager) and call it Dolphin as root. In the Advanced tab, place a check mark in the Run as different user and type root in the Username dialog, then assign a shortcut key that gives you easy access to it any time you need. I prefer to use Meta + Shift + E. If you need a different icon, you can find a suitable icon from the places list in the Icon source window. I use folder-important. Save then exit.

For the more technically inclined, you could change the dolphin icon in gimp to another colour and use that instead. They can be found in /usr/share/icons/oxygen/apps[choose a size]/system-file-manager.png
Open each size in GIMP, choose Color > Hue-Saturation > in the Hue box, type 150 and save the changed file as system-root-file-manager.png, then after all sizes have been done, you will find the new icons under the Applications menu of the icon selector.


As an aside, I find a couple of missing tools in this remaster. They are not in the original Mepis, but these are tools I think should never be missed out.

mlocate and dctrl-tools

Oh and Thanks Danum for providing a great remaster

Mike P
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_B-64.iso

#20 Post by Fargo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:07 pm

Thanks Danum, I got it downloaded and will give it a try this evening.

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