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#1 Icecube

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:23 PM

Parted Magic 4.1

This version of Parted Magic fixes some bugs and adds some new features and programs. There was a scripting error that cause debs not to load in some situations, mkfstab was moved later in the booting process to stop the new fstab from being overwritten by the one from the "Save Session" package, and partimag user was added by default for partimage. The fstab daemon now detects device mapper RAID partitions while removing the unmountable mirrors from /etc/fstab. GParted and mount-gtk correctly display and mount these partitions. Our tools use the /dev/mapper nodes created by GParted, so run GParted and then you will see your DMRAID partitions in mount-gtk. Added support for new package extensions .tbz, tlz, txz. Numlock is set to "on" in and outside of X by default. Parted Magic is slightly larger this time around because there wasn't a squashfs-lzma patch that seemed usable for Linux 2.6.29 and squashfs 4.0.

We added wipe-2.2.0, dmidecode-2.10, mg (mini-emacs text editor), reiser4 kernel patch, boot_info_script, Chinese fonts, removepkg, unarj-265, and hardinfo-0.5.1.

These are the packages with a fresh upgrade: gparted-0.4.5, syslinux-3.80, hdparm-9.15, squashfs-4.0, linux-2.6.29.2, dosfstools-3.0.2, module-init-tools-3.7, glib-2.20.1, gtk+-2.16.1, udev-141, glibmm-2.18.2, vte-0.20.1, roxterm-1.14.2, fsarchiver-0.5.4, grsync-0.6.3, busybox-1.14.0, testdisk-6.11, lxpanel-0.4.0, e2fsprogs-1.41.5, firefox-3.0.10, lftp-3.7.13, file-5.03, hdt-0.3.3, xfsdump-3.0.1, xfsprogs-3.0.1.

http://partedmagic.com

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:14 AM

Is there a way in order to automatically select a different keyboard layout (not US) at Parted Magic startup?

I use from grub4dos the "3.7" version (as "pmagic" folder) and it works fine (with the "keymap=xx" line/command), but it seems to me that in "4" releases then the "keymap" command is not working.
If I run the "setxkbmap xx" command from "ROXTerm" under "4" version then it works fine, but how can I do that automatically at "Parted Magic 4" startup?
Please, note that during the PM loading then in the log-screen it shows as "keymap xx" correctly loaded, but then it is not really working...

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:02 AM

It works for me, last test version:
keymap=be-latin1

This set the keyboard layout to be-latin1 (outside of Xorg) and to be, inside Xorg.

Look at the contents of the file in /usr/bin/pmagic_set_xkeymap and see if the keymap that you specify at keymap, has a corresponding setxkbmap value. Which keymap value do you use?

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:10 AM

I'm glad to know that it is working for you, so that probably it is my misuse.

I'm trying to use the "IT" layout, and as said through roxterm it works (and yes, it exists in related folder): could you report to me the exact lines and version you used (however I've already tried all suggestions from your signature links)?

The following are grub4dos's entries working under "3.7" release

title Linux Parted Magic 3.7
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/pmagic/bzImage noapic root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc keymap=it liveusb vga=791 sleep=0 quiet xvesa tmpfs_size=350M ramdisk_size=25000 directory=/boot
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/pmagic/initrd

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:37 AM

keymap=it won't work for the moment, but it will when Patrick adds support for it in the new test version:
http://forums.parted...c.php?f=7&t=243

Can you test keymap=it2 and keymap=it-ibm too?

Boot the failsave option and test if the keys in the console correspond with your keyboard layout:
KERNEL /pmagic/bzImage

APPEND noapic initrd=/pmagic/initramfs load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=normal sleep=10 acpi=off noapic nolapic nopcmcia noscsi nogpm consoleboot nosmart keymap=it2
You have an Italian keyboard layout, right?

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:57 AM

Can you test keymap=it2 and keymap=it-ibm too?

I will test it soon.

You have an Italian keyboard layout, right?

Yep!
Thank you very much for your reply. :D

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:51 PM

Just tested.
If I replace "keymap=it" with "it2" or "it-ibm" then the result is the same: in the log-screen appears the following line
Loading it (it2/it-ibm) Key Map   DONE
but then the keyboard layout is not really loaded (just as already said about my previous "it" command).

If I replace the whole string with your suggested then it loads... until an error as the following

Warning: unable to open an initial console

kernel panic - not syncing: No init found

Try passing init= option to kernel
Waiting for the "it" layout full support about the "4" releases too...

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 05:23 PM

If I replace "keymap=it" with "it2" or "it-ibm" then the result is the same: in the log-screen appears the following line

Loading it (it2/it-ibm) Key Map   DONE
but then the keyboard layout is not really loaded (just as already said about my previous "it" command).

The keymap is loaded, but this keymap only works in pure console mode (do logout ==> Exit X-Windows (can be named a bit different) ==> Select Exit in the menu). It uses the loadkeys program. To set the correct layout in the graphical interface, you need setxkbmap. The names of the layout are not the same (at least not in most cases) for loadkeys and setxkbmap, which is a pain in the ass :D .

The last test version should work now when you add keymap=it.
http://beefdrapes.partedmagic.com/

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:19 PM

Just tested both the ISO from your link and the "pmagic" folder extracted from the iso: it hangs at the beginnings where only the two penguins image is visible.
For the record I can confirm that when I ran the 4.1 iso or folder from my UFD "if I run the "setxkbmap it" command from "ROXTerm" under "4" version then it works fine".
I also can confirm that the "pmagic-4.1.iso" works fine from my UFD except for the IT keyboard layout issue and for this reason I actually use the 3.7 release.
Thank you for your efforts.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:07 PM

As further report: I've just tried the latest release "pmagic-svn.iso-27May,220159.zip" from here http://beefdrapes.partedmagic.com/ and it hangs too, exactly as the previous one with only the twopenguins picture and no screen-log line.

The related entries in my "menu.lst" are as the following (just as suggested here http://partedmagic.c...so-booting.html ) and on the other hands they are perfectly working with "pmagic-4.1.iso" (except for the kb layout issue).

title Parted Magic

find --set-root /boot/pmagic-svn.iso

map /boot/pmagic-svn.iso (hd32)

map --hook

root (hd32)

kernel /pmagic/bzImage noapic load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=791 sleep=10 loglevel=0 keymap=it iso_location=/boot

initrd /pmagic/initramfs

map --unmap=0:0xff


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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:00 AM

"pmagic-svn.iso-29May,221745.zip" just tried: it hangs too.
Thanks for consistent support.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:07 PM

For your current downloaded file, unpack the zip file, and rename the iso too pmagic-4.2.iso.

title Parted Magic
find --set-root /boot/pmagic-4.2.iso
map /boot/pmagic-4.2.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
kernel /pmagic/bzImage noapic load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=791 sleep=10 loglevel=0 keymap=it iso_location=/boot
initrd /pmagic/initramfs
map --unmap=0:0xff


If you download the last version now, just extract the iso and don't change the name.
http://forums.parted...c.php?f=7&t=289

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 03:16 PM

I had just tried to rename the iso as "pmagic-3.7" and "pmagic-4.1" without (boot) success.
I also tried to rename the last release as you suggested (pmagic-4.2), but it still hangs.
However it seems to me that the "last" version is "pmagic-svn.iso-29May,221745.zip" yet.
Thank you for your support.


Edit: just tested "pmagic-4.2.iso-01Jun,212359.zip" and "pmagic-grub4dos-4.2.iso-01Jun,212359.zip" as ISO (pmagic-4.2) and as folder (pmagic): they hang again in the same above manner.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:52 PM

Set loglevel=4 and report which errors you get.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:07 PM

1st line
ram_console: buffer (null), invalid size 0, datasize 4294967284
2nd line
ahci 0000:03:00.0: device not available because of BAR 2 [0x00_0x07] collisions
then a couple of screen-data ending on the following line
sd 7:0:0:0: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk
where it hangs.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 03:08 PM

pmagic-4.2.iso-05Jun,235806.zip tested.

The above same two first lines resulting.

This time hanging on

Code: Bad EIP value
EIP: [ <00000000> ] 0x0 SS:ESP 0068 : f68e7dc0
CR2: 0000000000000000
---[ end trace bd81bf00c3c2297c ]---

With keymap=us command, the same result.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:07 AM

@Icecube

Just due to a my sudden small doubt ;): please, tell me if you like that I continue to test Parted Magic ISO in this thread or if you prefer any different way. Thanks (for the support too). ;)

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:33 AM

pmagic-4.2.iso-07Jun,085424.zip (log)

1st line
ram_console: buffer (null), invalid size 0, datasize 4294967284 (really for "datasize" there are other values now, but I think it probably is not matter)
2nd line
ahci 0000:03:00.0: device not available because of BAR 2 [0x00_0x07] collisions
then
ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
...
ata3.00: status: {DRDY DRQ}
then
Buffer I/O error on device sda(/b/c/d), logical block 0
end_request: dev sda, sector 0

with a (presumably) endless log...

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:11 PM

pmagic-4.2.iso-08Jun,213205.zip

The same first two lines, then it recognizes and configures my USB devices and S-ATA HDs (I thought this time it worked, because it seemed to run smoothly), but it hangs on

sdc:<5>scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access Corsair Flash Voyager 0.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2

Please, note that the Corsair UFD is just the running drive and that this time the cursor (underscore) is not blinking.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:05 AM

pmagic-4.2.iso-09Jun,223720

Recognition of running USB drive (with 2 partitions) too is now complete (probably ending on "Assuming drive cache: write through"), but then it hangs on

sde: sde1 sde2
sd 7:0:0:0: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk


with blinking cursor and Ctrl+Alt+Del working (if pressing it reboots).
The first two lines are always as the previous ones.

Btw: I would be curious to know if it works in other configurations.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 11:55 AM

pmagic-4.2.iso-10Jun,165904.zip

Now the 2nd line is disappeared, so there is just the 1st line

ram_console: buffer (null), invalid size 0, datasize 4294967284

then

Waiting 10 seconds for devices
sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Assuming drive cache : write through


then

EXT3 fs : Unable to read superblock

and at the end (in red color)

It seems the media that contains the pmagic.sqfs could not be found
Exiting to shell


Just for the record: if now I enter "reboot -f" then the keyboard layout is EN-US.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:18 PM

pmagic-4.2.iso-11Jun,183625.zip

Exactly the same log of previous post.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:59 PM

Just tried "pmagic-4.2.iso.zip" downloaded from here http://sourceforge.n...lease_id=690387 and it works great. ;)

Keyboard layout finally works fine too: many thanks! ;)

For the record it works with the following entries in grub4dos "menu.lst".

title Parted Magic 4.2

find --set-root /boot/pmagic-4.1.iso

map /boot/pmagic-4.1.iso &#40;hd32&#41;

map --hook

root &#40;hd32&#41;

kernel /pmagic/bzImage noapic load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw vga=791 sleep=10 loglevel=0 keymap=us iso_location=/boot

initrd /pmagic/initramfs

map --unmap=0&#58;0xff

:)


Edit: please, note that (until a rectified release will be uploaded) the just extracted "pmagic-4.2.iso" has been renamed as "pmagic-4.1.iso" http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=8254.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:13 PM

Nice to hear, that it finally works ;) .




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