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(solved) first boot

PostPosted by boogywoogy » Tue May 23, 2017 1:44 am

Chanced on a video by sudo reboot extolling the virtues of archlabs 4.0. I'm retired now but I've worked with computers a lot (from maintaining the operating system using assembler on a univac 1100, then dec vax, aix, etc) but I'm rusty but willing.

I've been experimenting with linux using a fairly ancient dell laptop (inspiron 6400):

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CPU~Dual core Intel Core2 T5600 (-MCP-) speed/max~1333/1833 MHz Kernel~4.10.0-21-generic x86_64 Up~11 min Mem~1572.6/3257.2MB HDD~256.1GB(57.9% used) Procs~189 Client~Shell inxi~2.2.35


and decided to just completely replace Windows 10 with linux mint 18.1 a couple of weeks ago because the laptop was hampered by the upgrade to win 10 with default video drivers and ran incredibly slowly. Anyway this has been very successful and I managed to get my samsung ml-1860 printer going with a close enough driver and the simple scan package works my canon lide-210 better than the standard canon bloatware.

Any way long story short here I am looking at Arch (not yet ready for total immersion) then Manjaro, Antergos and ArchLabs because I want to stretch my learning and not have to fight the system to go off piste.

I've tried Archlabs in live mode (it looks and feels and performs just as well as the review promised) and wanted to ask a couple of things:

I tried updating and after about 150MB worth the update stalls - this is probably because of space on the usb? It is a 128GB usb but not marked for persistence and the partition created is probably small anyway. Is there a best way to create a usb to allow for a complete live experience?

after choosing archlabs on the initial (grub?) screen there was a black screen with a cursor in the centre for about 5 minutes before the installer burst into life

I selected to install RedNotebook (just a diary or journal keeping tool) in the repo and a full build was carried out before my eyes. Is this normal?

Will I be able to get my samsung printer configured.

I have a more recent macbook air that I've been running virtual box on and I plan to install it on there next.

I love your idea of having a set of SSD and a desktop to allow easy switching.

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Re: first boot

PostPosted by erikdubois » Tue May 23, 2017 9:18 am

welcome to archlabs

I've tried Archlabs in live mode (it looks and feels and performs just as well as the review promised) and wanted to ask a couple of things:

I tried updating and after about 150MB worth the update stalls - this is probably because of space on the usb? It is a 128GB usb but not marked for persistence and the partition created is probably small anyway. Is there a best way to create a usb to allow for a complete live experience?

space on Usb - you mean ssd or harddisk for sure

after choosing archlabs on the initial (grub?) screen there was a black screen with a cursor in the centre for about 5 minutes before the installer burst into life

archlabs 4.0 takes 1.30 seconds on my 7 year old machine - future releases boot in 30 seconds - the newer the machine the faster

I selected to install RedNotebook (just a diary or journal keeping tool) in the repo and a full build was carried out before my eyes. Is this normal?

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Re: first boot

PostPosted by boogywoogy » Tue May 23, 2017 10:54 am

Thanks Erik - going through your tutorials now after installing on virtualbox on macbook air. I'm hoping there's something in the tutorials about conky because it looks like one of many great systems in archlabs. Incidentally when I run rednotebook on linux mint it is version 1.15 (installed via PPA) but the app and the website both say version 2.0. When I built it in archlabs it was version 1.15 also. How do I go about resolving this, not because I need the new version but because I want to understand.

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First boot

PostPosted by erikdubois » Tue May 23, 2017 4:28 pm

enjoy the magic
as for the version numbering
as long as you have the right version - that is ok
the maintainer will fix it or you can report it on AUR if it comes from there
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