Note: version can be checked with
uname -a or better yet
- 2018-04-09 - debian-live-9.4.0-i386-cinnamon (stretch)
2011-07-27 - Debian debates systemd by Jake Edge
bug 761658 - Please do not default to using Google nameservers
- Google nameservers are used as a default fallback.
2018-04-09 - debian-live-9.4.0-i386-cinnamon (stretch) ∞
- Their website is such shit that I had to google to find what I wanted: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/
- I never did get to test libav (or what I might have learned is FFmpeg as the default in Debian).
Preparation attempt ∞
- I made an attempt to install with MultiBootUSB but it didn't work and I had to use
- The LiveCD has no installer?
GUI install can't find "the CD".
- So I went hunting to figure out how to solve this. I'm faced with the fact that the internet is now old, and search results will be ancient and cannot be properly constrained by date or Debian version number. I wonder if Google or some other search engine has some sort of "sort (or group) by date" functionality.
An attempt to solve that:
\mkdir /media/usb # This would not work.. \mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/usb \mount -o loop path/foo.iso /cdrom
Say "no" to search, then "Detect and mount..."
mount: mounting /dev/sdc1 on /media/usb failed: Invalid argument
- No, all arguments are valid. Fucking Linux.
- I tried a different USB port, no luck.
I followed the instructions from multibootusb issue #85, user comment with adjustments to use 9.4.0-i386 (stretch).
I wondered if I could avoid the netinstall and used the liveCD/installer that I already had. I didn't bother trying.
Using the modified netinst
- Nope, still can't find the ISO.
- As I had put the ISO in a subdirectory, I tried again after putting it in the root of the multibootusb USB stick. No luck.
I can't manually mount.
Since the above, and whatever other variations I might have tried, didn't work, I figured I'd just have to use a whole USB stick. However I didn't know how to prepare a USB stick and their website is such shit that I ended up just trying a dd, as with:
\dd if=whatever.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=5M
.. If I had no idea what to do, I'd be pretty fucked by this point. Debian's website, documentation and wiki are a complete mess.
dd worked, so this is a hybrid ISO. I had to think back to previous experiments to remember any of this terminology.
Using the new usb stick worked.
#4 SCSI 4, 254.8 MB
/boot(boot), ext4, (noatime, nodiratime) + erased
#5 of SCSI 4 (sda)
- use as physical LVM
- Wait, how the fuck do I re-use LVM/encryption?
- fuck it..
- use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM
- all files in one partition
- cancel the overwrite
using the assigned LV names.. it gave me some gobbledygook.. whatever.. I don't remember any of this stuff.
I spent quite some time making the base applications do the Right Thing. Everything was possible, except
alt-escapefor pushing the currently-used window to the back.
-- This was enough to make me reconsider using Openbox.
alt-tabfor changing windows on the current monitor only.
-- I never got this working, and switched back to Openbox.
- Display taskbar entries for the current monitor.
-- I never even explored this, because a proper
alt-tabfix was never discovered.
alt-tab for changing windows on the current monitor only.
org gnome desktop wm keybindings
- The fuck.. nothing is respected; everything reverts.. fuck this.
gsettings list-keys org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings
- trying to set anything gives "... foo ... The connection is closed"
- when does this take effect?
tried restarting dbus and it fubared everything, forcing a reboot via SysRq-reisub
While it does stuff, keybinding changes aren't respected.
- fuck me, a lot more research and nothing works. This is enough to switch back to Openbox.
Ungh, I can't remember how to switch..
- need to restart, then pick openbox from the dropdown box at the top-right.
Attempting to restore from backup, but god damned disk access is slow.
Fuck me, something is very wrong
- Partition Alignment?
- Re-install from scratch
- Manually create an LV
- Manually create encryption
- Fuckwit installer can't specify a
- Maybe I should the LiveUSB to use GParted?
- Why isn't gparted installed by default?
- Back debian liveUSB
apt updatebegged for the CDROM
apt update ; apt install gpartedhangs at 72%. I
control-cthen tried with
apt-getto uninstall and then reinstall.
GParted and choose to align to cylinder
- why isn't this the default?
- Can't set up LVM and then encrypt? The fuck? Reboot.
- Tried only encrypted, but the LVM was already mounted!
- Deleted the LVM, set up only encryption
- Whines about a swap partition
- Can't set up a swap partition, reboot
Wait, fuck, I can't use this installer to partition. Nevermind.. rebooting and not reinstalling.
Rebooted into the already-installed system.
- Black screen for a long time on bootup.
- Specify cinnamon on the login screen. (and not openbox this time)
- very slow login
Disk access is still shit.
TODO - Is it possible to install Debian without PulseAudio?
apt-get upgrade gave me bug 787231 and I had to make
/var/tmp myself. I don't know where it went.
For what it's worth: I didn't record
uname -a before fixing this, but now it is:
Linux 1A 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2+deb8u2 (2017-06-26) i686 GNU/Linux
2017-07-24 - debian-live-9.1.0-i386-mate (I think) ∞
These notes might be a bit disjointed since I misplaced their paper notes for almost a month.
- Graphical install
- Detect network hardware is very slow! Blue Yeti curse?
Only allows the setup of one new user
Partition disks > Manual
|#5||physical volume for encryption - aes 256 xts-plain64|
I don't understand the GUI installer for an existing LVM/crypt
- I ended up destroying things. Good thing I make backups.
apt-get update; lvm/cryptsetup
|10 GB||/unencrypted||for my lvm info, scripts, any essential .deb files, the debian iso, and any other tools like usb helper tools|
copy2ramremove USB stick
- copy2ram is n/a
At the installer, can move the stick right away.
- False, it's not detected and freezes.
- Freezes until I plug in / unplug my cursed Blue Yeti.
Encrypted partition - separate
- TODO - resize for an unencrypted one.
- GRUB installation took a long time...
The post-GRUB install finalization was fucking slow...
Nice GRUB menu, proper resolution.
Failed to find cpu0 device node
- Slapped numlock to continue.. but I think it just took time
- Shit bootup resolution until password unlock...
- Black screen for a long while
- Godawfully slow login after user/pass
- user not in sudoers by default...
- root login doesn't work
power button powers off
recovery mode doesn't freezes on cpu0, on...
ohci-pci 0000:00 B.1: OHCI PCI host controller new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 8 irq 18, io memo 0xfe02a000
- Wait, I had another drive powered on. Straight boot - go es to a black screen recovery mode.. the same.
Giving up, going to Devuan
2017-08-20 - I don't have any more recent notes that I've found offhand, and I've been using Debian happily for some time.