64studio from scratch

  • tinivole
Posted: Fri, 10/19/2007 - 01:21
Hi all. I've been thinking about restarting my 64studio distro, but instead of installing it, rebuilding it from scratch. so the packages I need are installed and nothing gets in the way of slowing the system down (in theory). In procedural terms, from different repos, I'm hoping to install: Debian 4.0 netinst CD xserver-xorg-core xorg xdm xfce4 linux-image-multimedia-2.6.21-1 and then add my needed apps. (ie jackd, ladspa plugins and ardour) unfortunately, on my test system, this has failed in the kernel installation. its the classic 64studio freezing on: "waiting for root filesystem .. .." on bootup, that's usually fixed itself after a second install (using the 64studio CD, but this happens everytime i install the kernel to the Debian 4.0 distro. Is there anything that I'm missing here that is needed for the 2.6.21-multimedia kernel to work? Iain

"does not result in unstability"...?

  • tinivole
  • 08/22/07
  • Sun, 10/21/2007 - 20:06
Well, it has been this which has left me with a thumb in my mouth over. The truth is I wouldn't be attempting to find another way if the original way was already stable. here's the thread I was asking round about any solutions: http://www.64studio.com/node/201 but three weeks on and I still haven't figured out the root of the problem after thoroughly checking the linux kernel and madwifi drivers. But I've narrowed it down to either being the actual Debian system, or a hang on the xwindow/xorg/gdm/gnome screen or a hang because of a hardware/device that is causes 64studio to freeze. (Or all three!) But if truth be told, I don't really want to change to another distro because: a) I don't like the user interface, other menus are too bloated/too confusing to find programs b) the 64studio multimedia kernel is the damn fastest kernel I have ever used. around 16-25 ms latency with no X-runs. lowlatency is pretty much self explanitory, but I still can't get under 60ms without X-runs on, for a lowlatency distro example, unbuntustudio. c) Don't particulary like Suse. Hate Fedora with a passion, haven't given a second thought about Slack and Ubuntu is failing as THE Linux alternative to Windows. You just don't have the same freedom to shape ubuntu to what you want. I've fixed the problem with the kernel btw. Not sure if it is any constellation, but installing the aufs module with the multimedia kernel seems to work everytime. Anyway, if you have any bright ideas, please bring them forward. Iain

waiting for root filesystem

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 10/19/2007 - 19:31
Hi! Debian stable conflicts a lot with 64Studio, which is mainly built from Debian unstable repositories. Installing a multimedia kernel from 64Studio in Debian is frankly .. asking for trouble: conflicting libraries, dependencies et al. My advice is: stick with 64Studio. It is a wonderfully stable distribution and installing Debian stable software is a dodle in 64Studio. Linux is not M$. Any "unnecessary" software that's being installed in Linux does not result in unstability, thanks to Linux NOT using a register as in ..U know what. Linux is a *nix OS. Anyways, "waiting for root filesystem.." is usually a message from your bootloader. Try googling with the same phrase. Apparently the problem lies with GRUB configuration.