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mavrothal


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul 2014, 04:48    Post_subject:  

Very Happy
Now it time for some code contribution in woof-CE Wink

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ASRI éducation


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jul 2014, 04:07    Post_subject:  

mavrothal wrote:
Now it time for some code contribution in woof-CE Wink

I will try soon to make my contribution to woof-CE (before that, I must better understand the functioning of Git).
Cordialement,

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wanderer

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 01:31    Post_subject:  

I would like to use woof-ce to try to build an absolutely minimal debian based iso

That is an iso that will only boot to busybox ash shell

any advice would be appreciated

thanks

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mavrothal


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 03:01    Post_subject:  

wanderer wrote:

That is an iso that will only boot to busybox ash shell

That's what inird usually is. Puppies/FatDog etc have code to stay with initrd and not switch to the layered file system.
But you can do this almost with any distro that used initrd.

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jamesbond

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 05:38    Post_subject:  

wanderer wrote:
I would like to use woof-ce to try to build an absolutely minimal debian based iso

That is an iso that will only boot to busybox ash shell

any advice would be appreciated

thanks

wanderer


Try woof-ce "next" branch. Then look at the package list, which you can cutdown to minimal (shell-only).

cheers!

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Aug 2014, 22:53    Post_subject:  

thanks for the info
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mysticmarks


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Aug 2014, 17:25    Post_subject: woof development and elsewhere  

I've been away for some time and will be back working on a project started a few years back ago. I have been through a few moves, and have to do some hunting to find where I left off. I hit alpha but could not get savebacks to commit. The project is essentially a new distro containing the best aspects of them all. I had started with Barrys woof work, and found that the T2 environment had been updated right at that time. I went back to the core of it all and used T2 from their newest 8 series. It took me a few days to fulyl understand the tool, but was able to get a firm grasp and created a build using t2 that would run cross architecture on many platforms.(let me tell you, getting t2 to to reach repo was crazy. what did i do?.. booted puppy and installed t2 on a new small linux partition. worked great) After success with that tool system, i started to go through the woof scripts and a few others that have been central to puppy to examine them finer. I was able to modify scripts to pull from large distro repos as well. I was pleased with the effort and got deeper yet. I decided to try to do something unconventional in development. I went into the base boot and changed the basic boot info to show very user friendly explainations with standard boot info from a narration viewpoint. There are a few more changes and a huge addition that changes a lot if i get the configurations correct. Everything went great on alpha compilation and ran from cd fine, but i could not get the saveback to occur. This was the final major fix needed befor beta release.
What did my work amount to?
It amounted to:

a single distro that used slack/deb/ubuntu/puppy/t2 repos (modifed ppm for the task)

a distro that used the core boot scripting and functions puppy is known for.
fully expandable into, well.. anything.( it's a little bigger than puppy, but not much, i think my alpha was 160mb or so.)

COMPLETELY new kernel and cross arch compile(i covered more than needed by far, this will be useable on almost any kind of device;scales to hardware)

(a few secrets that are new to computing in general, I'll cover that when it's time)

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SO, with that all out there. My current goal is to locate my alpha and see if it survived. If I find it, I'll be back on where I left off. If not, i'll be rebuilding again from the freshest of the fresh once again(which may not be an entirely bad idea, though it will take far more time again). Anyone else that's taken things this far and is interested please feel free to message me and I will see what kind of help I could use to get to beta release and kick this thing off again. I'll be checking forums more regularly and post when i'm hitting another milestone if i do rebuild from the beginning.
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mavrothal


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Aug 2014, 02:25    Post_subject: Re: woof development and elsewhere  

mysticmarks wrote:
Anyone else that's taken things this far and is interested please feel free to message me and I will see what kind of help I could use to get to beta release and kick this thing off again. I'll be checking forums more regularly and post when i'm hitting another milestone if i do rebuild from the beginning.

scsijon is currently working on a T2 build.

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