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tommieb



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

Howdy, I recently acquired LXF72, what attracted me to it was Gentoo 2005.1 distro, so off I went and got jiggy with jigdo Very Happy , jigdo failed to create a universal gentoo installation cd #1, it created gentoo packages cd #2. I am very disappointed, it seems the template file is screwy, there's two files missing - when generating the first cd, it said 178 of 180 files found, so I tracked down the first file which was TK804_27.tar.bz2 (i think), reran jigdo, then it was 179 of 180 files found as reported by jigdo...any ideas what is the other missing filename??? Sad

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Tom. Very Happy
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:15 am    Post subject: RE: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

Hi Tom,

It worked in my test run when preparing the discs, but I'll retry it with a magazine version...

M
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wathead



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:38 am    Post subject: RE: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

I also had trouble. I couldnt get it to work at all on my Linux Box. I kept getting an error about line 44. I even got out the DVD with FC4 on it and made the ISOs just to make sure my box wasnt broken.
I then tried it on XP pro (UGH) I got the found 178 out of 180 files as well and the next ISO went without a hitch. I changed the first one from install.iso.tmp to install.iso and burned it anyway. It appears to have worked allright just missing 2 files. I dont know how important they are as I havent installed yet. Dont know that I will. I use the source files alot from gentoo on other distros.
This is the first time I have had a problem with a cover disc and have been buying the Mag for about 4 years.
The cover disc is a Godsend. I am stuck on dialup as the powers that be cant seem fit to provide broadband 2 miles outside of Corvette City USA. The 3rd or 4th largest city in the State. Bowling Green KY USA. That is bell south and $$$$$$$$ for Ya.
Keep up the good work. I am sure there is a work around for the ISO delimia. Copying files and a new script maybe.
Take Care
Ron
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tommieb



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

Hi M-Saunders/Wathead, Many thanks for your replies - I have yet to try renaming the install.iso.tmp to install.iso but fear the disc could get screwed up....oh well was looking forward to gentoo, btw the edition you had earlier this year, gentoo 2005.0 was great! Loved it, shame about the jigdo screwup...M-Saunders - please let me know how you get on with the magazine version!! Smile

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Tom.
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nelz
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

Renaming the .tmp file is unlikely to work. Jigdo adds metadata to the temporary file, to keep track of which files have been added and which are missing, removing this when the disc is complete, when it also renames the file. Renaming a partially completed ISO will break sooner or later, and Finagle's Law decrees it is usually later Sad
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tommieb



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

Hi Nelz, yeah, I just found out, renamed it to iso and burned the cd, the system refused to boot from cd.....shame, I paid 11 euros for the magazine and to find it doesn't work.....how would you rectify this? as I feel cheated out of this.....

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Tom.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:03 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

You probably only need to download a couple of missing files, but I don't have a copy of the DVD to be able to work out which files you need.
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:14 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: LXF72 Reply with quote

Lo all,

I've just been looking into this, and I think I've found a really simple solution that just involves a couple of commands! Will report back shortly, and apologies for the glitch in the script...

M
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Solved Reply with quote

SOLUTION

OK, for those trying to make Gentoo CDs from the issue 72 DVD, and having trouble booting, I've figured out what's wrong and found a quick solution!

The .tmp.iso install disc made by Jigdo needs to be made bootable -- that's what's wrong. To do this, copy the files from that ISO image to a new directory (by loopback mounting it), and then make a new ISO from that directory just created. Here's what to enter (you'll need to be root; enter 'su' and the password in a terminal window):

Code:

# mv install-x86-universal-2005.1.iso.tmp install-x86-universal-2005.1.iso
# mkdir /loop && mount -o loop install-x86-universal-2005.1.iso /loop
# mkdir /new && cp -R /loop/* /new && umount /loop
# mkisofs -rdlJ -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o install-fixed.iso /new


Now you'll have a file called 'install-fixed.iso' -- burn that to disc and you can start the Gentoo installation! I'll put this fix in the coverdisc pages of the next issue, and apologies for the glitch. Rest assured, I'll be running TekWM for the rest of the month as punishment...

Mike
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tommieb



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike,

Happy Halloween!!!! Many thanks for your posting of the solution. Will go and give this a shot!

Kind Regards,
Tom. Very Happy

P.S: Enjoy TekWM.... Rolling Eyes
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