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Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#1 Post by Danum » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:26 pm

Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso (isohybrid)

Md5Sum:- c1296a106dc78319d270d54d4ae9e7aa

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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64641328/Mepis- ... RK2-32.iso

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#3 Post by KrispyKritter » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:17 pm

Downloaded last night and did a clean install. Total time for download to completion of installation (upgrading included) about 90 minuets on this laptop. This is not a VM installation so time included DVD burining and installing from DVD.

Everything is working (I am posting from it wirelessly).

John has done a great job. :number1:

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#4 Post by muskt » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:23 am

Hello group.

I attempted to install the newest Roadblock version today with very little (if any) success.
I am not complaining or "badmouthing" your work, so please do not read anything into my ramblings. This is simply a report on my attempts.

1. There were no icons on the desktop when running the live dvd. I remembered about the "folder view" vs "desktop" thing, & finally located the "folder view".

2. I use Firefox almost exclusively. On the Mepis Forum (live dvd), I could not locate this thread. I had only shut down & rebooted after the download & burn, so back to Windows to locate the thread--still there on my Windows install (could be a cache/refresh thing ???) Reboot back to the live dvd. Locate the thread, & attempted to locate the "read me". Extremely sluggish reaction to folder selection. Finally located the read me, but it won't open. Next, I looked for the "show hidden files or system files - whatever it is called--never did find that one. Finally it (read me) opened - took several minutes. My system is Intel I7-930--6G ram--3 WD Velociraptor drives--Nvidia GTX550TI card--I do not think the computer is too slow.

3. After a long time of searching, I finally was able to read the "read me". next attempted to locate Konsole--OK, so it is called terminal on this install--I looked for Konsole as per the instructions (I think it said Konsole--I no longer have the dvd--See number 7 below). That took me quite a while. Got it up and running. Ran minstall. I have installed Mepis probably over 100 times since I started playing with it around version 3.xx. Correct, or not, I have always run the partition editor from the install disk to select a disk & partition to use for the install. It absolutely refused to run (no amplification of this one necessary).

4. Reboot into my trusted M11 install. Ran partition editor & selected a drive & a partition. I usually only install on one partition when testing/experimenting--probably not the best option, but it does work.
4a. Dolphin refused to allow me to view the overwhelming majority of my drives in the live dvd. I find this extremely irritating, also. It took me hours (literally hours) of messing around with the myriad of files & permissions & Root vs User in the Roadblock 64 install that I have to just be able to see all my drives--that is another big irritant--my computer, my drives--I feel that I should not need permission to see them--please do not bring up the "security" thing--I am not that paranoid.

5. Reboot into live dvd. Start minstall again. Select the partition I desired to install to, & am told it is "exfat--?????" (I really don't remember what it said, but have never seen that before.). Time to stop before something goes FUBAR (Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition--Thought I was gonna say something dirty, didn't ya?).

6. Reboot into Windows. Clock is 4 hours off--I do not live in the Eastern time zone. That is really irritating to me--why does it need to reset the clock every time you run the live dvd? But I digress.

7. Remove live dvd--break into thousands of tiny pieces--vow to wait till (if ever) I learn enough to install again.
Yes, I checked the sum prior to burning--burned at half speed--same as I always do.

As you may have guessed, I am a bit frustrated, again. I just find all this much too difficult and complicated.
Again, I am not badmouthing your work, simply reporting that I (a serious rookie--no longer a newbie--just a rookie) could not get it installed.

Jerry in Anchorage

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#5 Post by m_pav » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:07 am

Ouch !

I'm hedging a bet that your hardware combination is in some way connected to the intensely slow response and simply adding a grub cheatcode, such as noapic may have assisted or using nvidia.modeset=o and confx to overcome a potential conflict with the graphics driver.

However, I totally understand your destroying the DVD and I would recommend that you never use optical media again and instead use the option to create a Live-USB drive if your system supports it. These are at least 10 times faster than optical media, but only take 2-3 times the time to create, and the mess left behind from destroying the "install" is nil, just blank and reformat.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#6 Post by richb » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:59 am

Unfortunately I have been unable after several tries to get a full download to try this. I will have to try another downloader.
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#7 Post by uncle mark » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:39 am

richb wrote:Unfortunately I have been unable after several tries to get a full download to try this. I will have to try another downloader.
Did you try Saist's link? That worked for me.
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#8 Post by richb » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:43 am

uncle mark wrote:
richb wrote:Unfortunately I have been unable after several tries to get a full download to try this. I will have to try another downloader.
Did you try Saist's link? That worked for me.
Yes I did. Tried both Google Chrome and Firefox downloaders, both Saist and Danum's links. I am now downloading with Kget and hopefully will get through to the end.
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#9 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:50 am

That's weird. I had no trouble downloading it last night from Danum's link.
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_TRK2-32.iso

#10 Post by richb » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:56 am

I think it i strange as well. I am now about 1/2 way through it with 1/2 hour to go with Kget. It is looking better.
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