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  • chabelo
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    Also - for the past several Fedora releases the upgrade process has been extremely slick. A few simple commands result in seamless upgrades in about 30 minutes or so. If would be nice if Andrew could migrate VB packages and repo's to the new Fedora releases while they were in Beta. I'm sure most of the code of the packages in the VB repo would be relatively unaffected through most releases He would have time to tweak and test so that when the new Fedora release became available VB users could migrate. That's the typical open source protocol under the Fedora framework.

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  • chabelo
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    Originally posted by dyohn View Post

    Andrew explained that he likes to build his OS on top of an older Fedora release to ensure stability.
    Fedora official releases are pretty darn stable. Each release goes through a fairly elaborate release cycle - Alpha, many months of Beta, etc. I've been keeping current on Fedora releases on my laptop since Fedora 22. I usually wait about a week after an official release for the dust to settle but to be honest I haven't seen any chatter about problems with official new releases since Fedora 24 or before. And even then, none of these minor - usually convenience - issues would have fallen into the "stability" category. If Andrew knows of any instability anecdotes with official Fedora releases he should share them both with the VB and the Fedora communities as they are news to me.

    The lack of updates and support with End-of-Life platforms is a huge issue and only becoming more important. Regular (supported) updates cover a multitude of sins.
    Last edited by chabelo; 04-05-2019, 11:25 AM.

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  • dyohn
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    Originally posted by chabelo View Post
    I don't understand why a new VB release would be based on a platform (Fedora 25) which reached end-of-life on December 2017. Why not build a new release on the latest Fedora 29?
    I reached a point about a year ago when I could no longer tolerate the various issues - security being foremost - associated with an increasingly obsolete platform. I managed to cobble together my own compromise solution with a combination of Fedora 29 Server, LMS, and various packages. I don't have every last feature replicated but it serves my purposes. Most importantly it's secure and stable, and I'm not beholden to any single developer or development team for updates going forward.
    Andrew explained that he likes to build his OS on top of an older Fedora release to ensure stability.

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  • chabelo
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    I don't understand why a new VB release would be based on a platform (Fedora 25) which reached end-of-life on December 2017. Why not build a new release on the latest Fedora 29?
    I reached a point about a year ago when I could no longer tolerate the various issues - security being foremost - associated with an increasingly obsolete platform. I managed to cobble together my own compromise solution with a combination of Fedora 29 Server, LMS, and various packages. I don't have every last feature replicated but it serves my purposes. Most importantly it's secure and stable, and I'm not beholden to any single developer or development team for updates going forward.

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  • vbbob
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    FWIW, I'm running 2.5 and just ripped an Audio CD and it appeared to rip fine. DVD's also still rip but are stored to "unknown"

    Have you tried another CD or DVD?
    Is there a way to test or replace the drive?

    03/31/2019 20:53:05 - Optical disk detected - type : Audio CD
    03/31/2019 20:53:06 - Ripping from /dev/sr0.
    03/31/2019 20:53:11 - MusicBrainz does not know this discid! Using freedb instead.
    03/31/2019 20:53:12 - The following CD will be ripped ...

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  • TekniskM
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    Originally posted by TekniskM View Post
    Just tested cd-ripper and it kinda works, but on the test disk i tried i get two problems:
    - even if DNS is confirmed working an error says "not connected to internet"
    - When finished the CD does not auto eject but instead starts over again and rip to a new folder *_2 etc.

    Is there a setting here that i can change?
    Hi again, i tried reinstalling the vortexbox to version 2.4 and the problem persists with CD not ejecting and just starting over and over again.
    Probably should not ask here, but since i have started i can just as well let people know that it is not 2.5 related. Anyone have any suggestions about what i could to about this problem?

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  • TekniskM
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    Originally posted by SeanMiddleton View Post

    Yes I have monitor and keyboard connected but when the USB key boots it boots strait into Clonezilla. There is no "Vortexbox 2.5 Beta" selection. I just have the Clonezilla logo and the various video options you want to start Clonezilla in
    I have also experienced this. I have a laptop that does this. The menu have lot's of clonezilla items in it but nothing regarding vortexbox.
    Same USB key showed a different boot screen on the machine i wanted to install to, so i did not have to do anything different.
    Maybe it have something to do with choosing legacy boot to do?
    Make sure UEFI is turned off.

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    Originally posted by dyohn View Post

    You need a monitor and keyboard attached to your installation target, and on the first screen after booting to the USB drive, select the "Vortexbox 2.5 Beta" selection using the arrow up key on your keyboard, then press enter.
    Yes I have monitor and keyboard connected but when the USB key boots it boots strait into Clonezilla. There is no "Vortexbox 2.5 Beta" selection. I just have the Clonezilla logo and the various video options you want to start Clonezilla in

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  • TekniskM
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    Just tested cd-ripper and it kinda works, but on the test disk i tried i get two problems:
    - even if DNS is confirmed working an error says "not connected to internet"
    - When finished the CD does not auto eject but instead starts over again and rip to a new folder *_2 etc.

    Is there a setting here that i can change?

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  • dyohn
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    Originally posted by SeanMiddleton View Post

    Hi Andrew

    What could cause the USB key to boot into Clonezilla, rather than the VB 2.5 installation sequence ?? This is what the USB key does on my motherboard.
    You need a monitor and keyboard attached to your installation target, and on the first screen after booting to the USB drive, select the "Vortexbox 2.5 Beta" selection using the arrow up key on your keyboard, then press enter.

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    Originally posted by agillis View Post

    No USB install only.

    It's much easier to install from a USB key and you don't need to waste a burn once CD.
    Hi Andrew

    What could cause the USB key to boot into Clonezilla, rather than the VB 2.5 installation sequence ?? This is what the USB key does on my motherboard.

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  • agillis
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    Originally posted by Doris1997 View Post
    Can we burn & install 2.5 beta from a CD?
    No USB install only.

    It's much easier to install from a USB key and you don't need to waste a burn once CD.
    Last edited by agillis; 03-26-2019, 02:08 PM.

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    Originally posted by pclinux1 View Post
    Not sure what is happening with the USB instructions but an idea might be to download the iso image and burn that to a USB using a tool like rufus. Rufus is free.
    https://rufus.ie/
    Many thanks for that idea. If I can find the ISO I'll give it a try tonight ! ISO doesn't seem to be listed on the downloads page ??
    Last edited by SeanMiddleton; 03-25-2019, 11:49 PM.

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  • pclinux1
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    Not sure what is happening with the USB instructions but an idea might be to download the iso image and burn that to a USB using a tool like rufus. Rufus is free.
    https://rufus.ie/

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    I have tried 3 times now to prepare the USB boot drive. I followed the instructions precisely and executed the 64 bit batch file. All went as per the instructions. However, when I then install the thumb drive in my motherboard and boot it boots into Clonezilla, not the Vortexbox installation script. As I said I have prepared the thumb drive 3 times now and its always the same; boots into Clonezilla. Anybody have any hints or ideas ?

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