Pardus 2008 – RootFS 0.21

As the new Pardus 2008 repo matures, it became hard to update Pardus 2008 – RootFS 0.1 to current packages by hand. So we’ve created a new rootFS with current packages for the developers. This new RootFS includes :

  • COMAR 2.0 alpha1, mudur 2.0 alpha2, PiSi 2.0 alpha3
  • ConsoleKit 0.2.10, PolicyKit 0.7, dbus 1.1.20 integration
  • hal 0.5.10
  • GCC 4.3.0
  • kernel 2.6.24.3 with bootsplash support
  • New service / init infrastructure, up-to-date system.base & system.devel

Pardus 2008-RootFS 0.1 can be dowloaded from here, all PiSi packages included in this rootfs and a bit more (like kernel-source) are here. You can use the setup procedure described here to use this rootFS.

Happy Hacking…

18 Mart 2008

Posted In: linux - fs, pardus planet (in English)

Pardus 2008 RootFS 0.1

On the way to Pardus 2008, there has been a huge update on core components – so it became very hard to work on devel and the new 2008 repo for developers. So we’ve released a custom rootFS including the new system.base and system.devel components, kernel 2.6.24.2, vi and subversion packages…

This rootfs is intended to be used for a base system during package cleanup and adaptation process during the Pardus 2008 Phase. As we move on with other components, we’ll be releasing weekly developer install CDs as usual.

Developers will have to install and boot into this rootfs to work – it’s not possible to chroot to Pardus 2008 toolchain from Pardus 2007 platforms (unless you use a 2.6.24 kernel of course). It will be convenient to use a virtualization solution such as Virtualbox, as it is ready in 2007 repo and very easy to prepare a working Pardus 2008 setup. Below are the brief instructions for installing rootFS under Virtualbox – similar steps are required for a real disc partition install, but the device names and GRUB configurations should be adjusted accordingly..

Pardus 2008-RootFS 0.1 can be dowloaded from here, all PiSi packages included in this rootfs and a bit more (kernel-debug, kernel-source) are here.

Installing Pardus 2008-RootFS 0.1 :

  • Prepare the required disc : For Virtualbox, add a new virtual disc to the virtual machine you’ll be using.
  • Boot the virtual machine with a Pardus CD, fire up a console and login as root.
  • Prepare a partition and format it :
    # fdisk /dev/hda
    # mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda1 -m 1 -L PARDUS_2008
    

    You should create a primary partition occupying full disc in the first step. If you’re using a real system and disc partition, adjust device names accordingly.

  • Mount the partition:
    # mkdir target
    # mount /dev/hda1 target
    
  • Transfer rootFS Image (you’ll have to configure your network beforehand) :
    # wget [ftp/sftp/....]
    
  • Extract the image:
    # cd target
    # tar -jxf ../pardus2008-rootfs01.tar.bz2
    
  • Upon completion of the extraction, you may reboot your system now.
  • Boot your system with the Pardus CD once again – at the boot menu, choose desired language and proceed to next menu. On first option (normal boot), press “e” and edit the boot parameters as :
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-2.6.24.2-87 root=LABEL=PARDUS_2008 vga=0x317 mudur=language:tr
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initramfs-2.6.24.2-87
    

    Pressing “b” will boot ssytem to your new rootFS.

  • root password is “pardus” – login to your ssytem as root and finalize the installation by installing grub :
    # grub-install /dev/sda --recheck
    

    If you’re using a real system and disc partition, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf to suit your system or add the new rootFS to your existing boot loader.

  • Reboot your system to check boot loader configuration, if all gone well, you have a working Pardus 2008 base system now – Happy hacking..
    # reboot
    

28 Şubat 2008

Posted In: linux - fs, pardus planet (in English)

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