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#1 2012-01-14 07:38:37

Mr Green
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ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Any comments or tips welcome

Edit: Fixed link


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#2 2012-01-14 13:36:51

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

@Mr Green
Works great!! Thanks!
I copied the two directories arch and isolinux to the root of my Frugal Partition
and used your grub stanzas with the device location edited to reflect
where my frugal partition exists and ArchBang booted up quickly.
I'm posting from the archbang frugal environment now. Good Work!! This shall be real useful.
ArchBang LiveCD as frugal runs quite fast.

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#3 2012-01-14 14:13:46

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

@Kruppt  Do not tell anyone if you want to run Archbang from ram [if you have a couple of gigs!]  add copytoram to kernel append line ...


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#4 2012-01-14 14:34:01

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

;-) OK, thanks

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#5 2012-01-15 00:24:33

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

The ArchBang Frugal iso Guru moniker is spot on!! I concur with Kruppt, it works great. The Wiki is waiting for a contribution when you have time wink


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#6 2012-01-15 03:55:42

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Wiki done, if I have missed anything or it needs tweaking please let me know


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#7 2012-01-15 05:31:31

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

I guess you don't get any peristence with this ??


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#8 2012-01-15 05:35:13

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

It is a pain having to load settings every time you boot frugal Archbang so am thinking about a small script to load configs [rc.conf, mirrorlist etc...]

Stored as a file or in a directory it could be run from Archbang [terminal]

Hopefully Oliver will be able to give me some pointers on that one

Of course if Will could add small script to Archbang [hook, kernel append] then this could be done from boot or added to grub

Anyway one step at a time

Would anyone might if make this post sticky?


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#9 2012-01-15 06:46:21

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Would anyone might if make this post sticky?

As moderator you should be able to make this sticky.
I have checked and you have the necessary permissions
See options at the bottom of the page below the last post  or quickpost  entry area at the right.

A question: I have been wondering: what is the use of this?
In what scenario is this useful?
Sorry for my lack of imagination.


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#10 2012-01-15 07:15:10

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

I can make thread sticky just simply asking if it was ok.

Uses of Frugal Iso:

Rescue System

Testing of Archbang Iso [No CD/DVD or usb stick required]

Older System with a lower spec...

Persistence would add another layer to the cake, giving the user the ability to load configs from boot.


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#11 2012-01-17 05:29:30

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Persistence is possible by adding one of the following to kernel line in grub

cow_device=/dev/sdxX
cow_label='<filesystem label>'

I can change /home/live files and system files which are saved and loaded on restarting

Just need this confirmed


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#12 2012-01-17 13:05:11

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

I added the cow_device=/dev/sdb1 to my kernel line.
I Copied over my ~/.mozilla/firefox/ profile folder from my existing ArchBang partition to the /home/live folder.
Reboot and persistence did work.
Thanks again.

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#13 2012-01-18 00:57:14

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Thanks Kruppt

Managed to get locales sorted, rc.conf etc..

Might be very handy as a rescue system, portable or installed on a hard disc.

To get mine working under Virtualbox I added grub to mbr of my virtual drive using archbang [grub-install]

I did not make a separate partition for /boot which would have made it easier to change settings [of course you can edit from grub itself] somthing I will address in next time.


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#14 2012-03-05 21:34:45

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Mr Green wrote:

Archbang Frugal Iso Guide

Any comments or tips welcome

The link did not work.  I knew to look at the wiki but it should be checked out and corrected if needed.  Thank you.


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#15 2012-03-05 23:18:32

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Link is fixed smile


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#16 2012-05-04 12:23:47

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Kruppt wrote:

I copied the two directories arch and isolinux to the root of my Frugal Partition
and used your grub stanzas with the device location edited to reflect
where my frugal partition exists and ArchBang booted up quickly.

I confirm. it runs.
Then I start archbang in extlinux with

LABEL ArchBang Linux
MENU LABEL ArchBang Linux
LINUX /arch/boot/i686/vmlinuz
INITRD /arch/boot/i686/archiso.img
APPEND archisobasedir=arch archisodevice=/dev/disk/by-uuid/12a06846-af2f-4e91-ba6d-5bdee7378558 quiet

But I have to still work on persistence with  cow_device=/dev/sdxX ( see my post in the "installation" subforum)

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#17 2012-05-11 10:26:07

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Re: ArchBang Frugal Iso Install

Reminder: how to achieve a persistence with the boot code cow_device=/dev/sda2 ?
Is the a menu, after it booted, in order to save the new created files (example xorg.conf) into a file and make it available for next boot?
I have only a type of USB-memory install (not full HDD).

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