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darth.severus
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Installing manually

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Post by darth.severus » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi,

I'd like to install MX using Btrfs in a Luks container. Is there a way to install MX manually, without the installer?
I need it to install where I want it to, not on a block device, but /dev/mapper/cryptboot/ without formatting or on /media/data/

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Re: Installing manually

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Post by darth.severus » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:28 pm

This problem wouldn't exist if there where one place a could take a look and know which parts of the live system has to go where. How do I rsync install the whole thing?

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Re: Installing manually

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:37 pm

Maybe the copylinux routine in our installer source will help you

https://github.com/gazelle-installer/ga ... nstall.cpp

In the routine, the /mnt/antix directory is the target / folder for the installed system for the copy.

There is also a rsync command defined in the routine as the installer does have a hidden rsync feature for dev work.
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Re: Installing manually

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Post by darth.severus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:08 pm

Many thanks, I'm looking into it since yesterday and try to approach a solution.

I figure it's going to take a while to do it on my own, since this is the first time I try to understand a C++ program. Though, it's easier than I first thought.

However, I found the source of the current roadblock in the code:
'partion-info is-linux=/dev/mapper/whatever' throws the error '... is-linux only works on partions'.
This might be the only problem for people which have already setup the disc on their own, with some folders and subvolumes. More likely their will be some other problems after that one. I plan to report a little bit here while digging forward.
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Re: Installing manually

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Post by handydan918 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:27 pm

I haven't tried it lately, but ten years back, or so, I had a machine that the Mepis installer simply wouldn't work on, so I installed debian stable, and imported the Mepis repos.
Actually had a forum member rewrite my very awkward script into something much more elegant, that worked pretty nicely.
You might consider that approach, if it helps.

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