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 Post subject: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:29 am 
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Hello,
Can anyone tell me if it possible to edit the installation to install on a 4g drive as working great off live usb on eeepc?
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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:24 pm 
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I'm pretty sure it would install onto 4GB; the problem might be lack of swap space.

It would be worth the effort reviewing the difference between 'Full' and 'Base' versions. Base would save you a bit of space.

I would manually create a 1GB swap, install 'Base' into the remainder, and see how it went.

The purist might suggest 'Core', and create what you need from that - too much hard work for me however!

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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:32 pm 
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The problem is not swap, don't use it as SSD. Installs OK on bigger drive and Antix15 is OK on the 4g, Have another install with 15 core xfce, but lacks the Antix tools and control panel, otherwise great. We try Base as suggested!


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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:49 pm 
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Base no good either will try core.


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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:00 pm 
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Base should fit just fine on 4GB. and full will also fit since installed it is about 2.7GB.

You also have the option to run full as a frugal install

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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:45 pm 
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The installer just won't let me, sda1 not in list of available drives!


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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:13 am 
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Is it mounted.


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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:13 am 
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Yes and it will let me put swap or home there but like Ubuntu there must be something in script to stop installing on small drive. In Ubuntu use alternate iso or modify padding in standard install disc ubiquity.py script. Not sure if can do for antix.
Meanwhile 16 core installed with proprietary wireless and non free kernel, xorg, jvm, Terminal leafpad, synaptic. Added cc-antix-cc and dependencies, but not sure what control centre is called to launch it! Not in menu an cc-antix-cc, cc-antix and antix-cc don't work from terminal.


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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:35 pm 
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Antixcc.sh I think.
You could use the core installer on base or full if you like by typing cli-installer in the terminal as root. I am not sure why the graphical installer has trouble seeking sda1 but I just experienced it on one of my machines.

It might be coincidence but my machine also has a pre-formatted ssd. It does not show any partitions on the ssd. I might swap it out for an hdd to see if there are problems with the drive detection and ssds in the installer

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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:19 pm 
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the installer excludes drives of a certain size. Here's the code in question.

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QStringList drives = getCmdOuts("partition-info --exclude=boot --min-size=4000 -n drives");


that said, a 4gb partition should show up, unless you have another partition as well on the sda device. then sda1 would be just a little too small.

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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:20 pm 
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Quote:
Here's the code in question.

line 1936
QStringList drives = getCmdOuts("partition-info --exclude=boot --min-size=4000 -n drives");
That doesn't match https://github.com/anticapitalista/MX-i ... nstall.cpp
( the size check is performed @line2005, within refresh() and within on_diskCombo_activated() @line2343 )
The code shown on github is not up-to-date ?
You are referring to "MX version" of the installer code, rather than the version used in antix16 ?

BTW, this text seems misleading/contradictory (line 617). Does the text need to be revised?
tr("You must choose a root partition.\nThe root partition must be at least 3.5 GB."));


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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:20 am 
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skidoo wrote:
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Here's the code in question.

line 1936
QStringList drives = getCmdOuts("partition-info --exclude=boot --min-size=4000 -n drives");
That doesn't match https://github.com/anticapitalista/MX-i ... nstall.cpp
( the size check is performed @line2005, within refresh() and within on_diskCombo_activated() @line2343 )
The code shown on github is not up-to-date ?
You are referring to "MX version" of the installer code, rather than the version used in antix16 ?

BTW, this text seems misleading/contradictory (line 617). Does the text need to be revised?
tr("You must choose a root partition.\nThe root partition must be at least 3.5 GB."));


Skidoo.you pulled the.mx installer instead of the antix one. But yeah the code exists in both

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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:09 pm 
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Just had a couple of tries at installing via cli-installer, & it looks like there is something wrong with installing grub - the pendrive doesn't boot - I just get "Boot:" on the screen.

Everything seems to be on the 4GB pendrive, when looked at via a file manager, so I'm guessing it is to do with the script running grub install.

This was a freshly created mbr, single partition, & ext2 filesystem on the pendrive before attempting the installation.

(This is about as far as I can help.)

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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
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Usually when that happens to me, it is the stick. So, I format it with NTFS/Fat 32 , remove the partition, Format ext 4 and they work.


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 Post subject: Re: Install Antix 16 on 4g drive?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:51 pm 
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Thanks guys, for the discussion above, I'm sorted!
Couldn't work out which file you showed to edit to just smaller than 4g but opened roxterm from the full antix 16 live CD, Su to login as root, password demo and typed cli-installer like come install and it worked fine. Using 1.67g according to conky as a fresh install.
Roger


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