Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Have a new blog home now

I got a new blog for arch-live at This is going to be development and personal blog. I using wordpress now cause it has more flexable to what i need.

All my post here will be in my new wordpress page. I hope you guys understand why i'm doing this. Arch livecds will still be released but just on be posted on

Thanks for all your support on this blog page and my project.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Arch-Mini 20081104 Release

I decide to make a new release now so the installer problem will be fix.

* added the older mke2fs.conf file in overlay so my problem will not happen again. (I report the bug here.)
* added gksu and rebuild larchin with new python 2.6 too.
* all package are up to date to today (20081104).

You can get the iso here.

Issue with installer in arch-mini

I know what the problem is now. Its the new e2fsprogs package.

This is the problem:

/etc/mke2fs.conf file was change and so the set inode_size is 256 not 128. This is made grub not install right with arch-mini to your hard drive. So basicly its not my fault this time.

I will added in the older /etc/mke2fs.conf file in overlay so it will not happen again. At least i hope.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Arch-Mini 20081102 Release

I'm final releasing a mini version of my project now. This release is differnet in that it doesn't have gnome and kde in it. Only light desktops.

* awesome has been fix. Its now it the Xsession script for calling on desktops. (I hope this works since i didn't test it.) Its not a boot option at the moment.

* Using isolinux boot menu now. This is so you can added files with isomaster and still be bootable. (grub livecd are not bootable if you remaster with isomaster.)

* Lxde, xfce, and e17 can be selected at boot.

* /usr/share/locale folder is remove like in last archiso-live. This is cause arch-mini is english only for now. (It also saves my ~40mb of space on the iso.

* The installer should be fine now. I have not touch those 2 files that cause the problem since i fix it. I just copy sysvinit and shutdown functions over the -chakra version in overlay. Made a if statement to see if /bootmnt/archlive.sqfs file exist so the cd may eject. If it doesn't exist it will think its on a hard drive.

Root password is ArchLinux

arch password is arch

You can get the iso here.

EDIT: For some reason this will not install anymore. I don't know why or how to fix it. In virtualbox it was something to do with /boot/grub/stage1 not be readable i think. Its best to not install it for now and coming future.