For testing, installation as upgrade from 3.7.8 (with Reiser4) on the eeepc 1015pn (Atom N550, 2Gb)...
Comes right with nvidia privative's (340xx here)...
When installing: asking for EFI, (available but booted in legacy..), In BIOS, ATA/IDE Enhanced (can be Disable or Compatible too), SATA as AHCI, the SSD is in gpt with 2 linux systems (Elive + Elive-ed CAELinux) and a "home but not /home" (plus stuff as the 1Mb "bios" (By mistake, and when asking for the 8Mb one I say "No" and it's right nevertheless) & 256 "boot"")...
So: For the Dell M4400 (Q9300, 4Gb, nvidia Quadro FX770M), it runs good with the nvidia 340xx privative...
Fn keys for screen light & sound are all ok!
[general] Still double system monitor in the Elive Menu /Utility: one GNOME ~ & one ~ witch are the same one (or not?) and in /Audio, same with Volume control & PulseAudio ~ , MusicBrainz Picard (one with icon the other without) in /Video, Cheese x2 too; /Enlightenment/Desktop/Backgrounds gives no way (yes, possible via /Settings, but...) And Logout directly logs out without asking for just log out, reboot, halt or so (yes, possible thru CairoDock after ad hoc configuration, but...)...
Mmmh... I reproduced the same steps and not was my case, after to select the root partition to use it asked me which FS to use on it and then asked me the confirmation to format it, normal (clean) installation proceeded later
BEFORE to ask the partitioner and everything else it asks if you if you want to upgrade an elive found on the computer (but then should not ask for the partitioner to use, so should have been not your case)
make sure that your installer is always updated to the last version (just have the computer connected to internet before to install)
using gnome-disks to "add a mountpoint" doesn't makes any effect, probably only in your installed system but not on live mode (any configuration that gnome-disks could add to the Live fstab will be not included in the installed mode, this is a newly generated one by the installer)
an upgraded system doesn't include previous old repo entries, this is wanted for the reliability of the system, modfiying default repos is very dangerous (leads to breakages) and should be made with caution, is not wanted to re-use them unless the user really-wants it (manual adding them again)
so, i cannot do anything with this issue since i was unable to reproduce it using the same steps.. strange
I don't see any reason that this report would be not true (I mean, it was really damaged ), but maybe the message needs to explain better... let me explain what happens:
It is very common than an USB become "damaged", this is due to many writes / usages, but the best is to see it yourself when you see something strange, just run "sudo dmesg" and check what says the messages, it should say things like "error /dev/sdb" (or whatever usb device is) or also "squashfs errors", its good to know which exact messages is saying
the good news is that 95% of the times you can "revive" the damaged USB's filling them with zeroes, but for that i suggest you to use usb-bootable-elive tool with the just newly introduced feature, for that run:
you can add the option "-s" for simulation-mode and the "--auto" for not ask which USB device to write (autodetecting which is your USB)
maybe you "moved" the usb in the live mode, this can become an error too by having a small disconnection to its connectors
so basically, if you see this message again:
try to make a screenshot with your phone or simply note the exact message, in order to know from where it comes (which type of "error detected" has triggered it)
run "sudo dmesg" to know what happened exactly and what are these errors that says
as you said, next the system detected only 3.0.6 but not your previous 3.7.8, this is normal since that previous install "break" and your system was not marked as a "correctly installed system", so it is not included on the list, hum... maybe this can be improved on the installer by -still- including them on the list for the upgrade-mode cases
Next steps that you said sounds a bit confusing, but I assume this is what happened:
3.0.6 was listed (only this one) for upgrade, and it worked fine
3.7.8 partition still having your old files with all your data available, but it doesn't shows (list) as a system able to upgrade
sdaZZ is your working data, you said that has been formated? what could have caused this? the installer should not format anything that you don't select to do... maybe it was on reiser4 and its unreadable this filesystem now?
i have seen (and fixed) something recently that looked to have caused this, so tell me if you see it again on an install with 3.7.10+
Yes, especially there, actually anywhere where partitioning is concerned. That's the real danger zone.
Basically in the picture you have there, it would actually be best to start over again with the partitioner (or cancel totally and start over) because chances are that:
Either the root partition is already hogging the beginning of the disk (so will have to be moved/resized)
or there are other, older boot/efi partitions there that need manipulating.
After which we need a concise overview over what is going to be submitted and if the user is happy with that, or not......it's the point of no return after all.
In general it's with the partitioning where the shit hits the fan, one cannot be carefull enough there.
For the eeepc 1015pn, I fit via synaptic eeepc-apci-tools, but seems useless (still no fn keys for sound & screen light)...
Same machine, still bad datas about battery (indicate always 100% (but helas not true ) & max capa 97%)...
It seems that there's a problem with hibernation: screen stops, but computer continue to have leds & fan on...
I think that the Cairo-Dock should be configured ab initio with the "disconnect" icon, to have easy access to stop, restart, hibernate, or so..?
Testing on eeepc 1001px (live): very good!
As already said, this one is usualy, for now on 3.0 with its nice E17, and a big differance with Elive x64 is that on x32, the cpus (2) tends to be at 100%, where in x64, to push them both to this rate, I, e.g. launch synaptic downloading, installing stuff + the demo "rupture by asd" via vlc at 1.6 speed before having some lag..!
(well, I made the system freez launching Opera web with 6 tabs plus a privative window for a YT video & vpn... ;-p )
Beside that, I notice a thing: when lauching the very same iso on this 1001px eeepc than on the 1015pn one, it appears that on 1001 the eeepc-apci-tools are ab initio installed, but not for the 1015..?
On the 1001, fn key for light are ok but not the sound ones, when on the 1015, as previously writed, none are functional (even after installing eeepc-apci-tools)...
An other special thing: for the first time on the 1001px, I can set Opera's vpn (comes "blue" when stays "orange" (not ok) before, even on previous x64 Elive)...
In my case system asked me for root partition (OK) but not asked me for file system (i use always ext4 for all my partitions including data one) and start the upgrade, when my first choix was a new one...
As I had choice a new clean installation it was useful that system asked me for use a partitioner tool, as it did
Yes, it was the case, be sure.
i didn't know that, good to know for the future
Don't worry, and yes, it was very strange but maybe as @Rebel450 saw later, is due to my broken HDD????? maybe it's the guilty..... I didn't think to this option....
What I meant was that the same ISO file and the same USB Flash memory were used the day before to install 3.7.9-32 in my Acer laptop without issues...
Good to know, and here you have a picture of those message, I'm sorry, in French, not in English (BTW, the barcode is still in present in live mode LOL):
That is that worries me installer never asked me nothing about /sdaZZ partition that NEVER should be formatted because no file systems was inside, only my own work data (backed-up in an external HDD so no data lost)
Nice to has been helpful
Yep, you're right so maybe the issue cames from my broken HDD, you've a good memory I didn't even think to that possibility
yep, i experienced this feeling too, like forced to continue while selecting extra partitions and thinking "oh wait! i would need to create a another partition bla bla"
so this is specifically solved now
tell me if you see another place where an "abort" button is needed
added customized logout icon in cairo-dock
also the hotkeys pdf launcher custom app
(for next build, or use elive-skel at your own)
the eeepc-acpi-tools are dynamically installed/removed depending of the "detected" machine , tell me if there's any wrong setting by default (installing/removing the package when its needed / not-needed on each machine, a reboot will be needed probably)
yeah but i was unable to reproduce the same issue , using the same steps... if next time happens again to you, we will need to know the "why" and checking how to reproduce them
check your collected data from:
the pendings are the bad ones, the reallocated are "not so good" but probably not an issue
well, it can happen if your usb moved during installating like wrong connection on it, but again, the best is to "sudo dmesg" to see which kind of errors shows when it says that (which the installer should in fact report what exactly happens, if the info is correctly wrote)
ok i see the picture, but "sudo dmesg" will be needed to know what it says (from where is the error), and I strongly suggest you to use usb-bootable-elive with the -c option which will "revive" any possibly damaged usb (over the time, they sometimes produces errors)
Humm... this is a delicated thing, for security the installer won't show you as an upgradeable system a system which didn't installed correctly, I can improve the installer to ignore this "mark" for the "upgrading/migration" modes on which the system should be much more "better installed", but again, since the installation didn't finished correctly (and you had a first successful boot), it could be "half"-correctly-installed, like missing things and specially configurations of the system, like mountpoints, users, etc... This means that you could have the option available but without a guarantee that the upgrade would work fine (again, since its not a verified of correctly-installed system). This is a good or a bad thing to have? im not sure... its a security measure in fact
mmh, this is very strange issue, im not sure if i can find some information from your reports but i can try it
I just reboot the 1015pn to re-verify but nothing more (but perhaps too, I will look around its bios version...)
When installing a new program, (say Opera web), it appears in the Cairo-Dock menu, but not in the E16 one...
Just for testing, on the 1001px (2Gb), I arrive to launch 3 times VLC with three different videos with quite no lag (a very little), and the cpus are not 100% full time, where on the 3.0 x32, cpus tends to 100% with only one... (well this performance is still very low in compare with a good old Amiga 4000 PPC under WarpOS (AmigaOS 68k+PPC), where It arrives to play around 20 videos (in little windows) with 4 sound channels ok before lag/freeze..!!! 'was specially good hardware!!!)
Thanat's work in finding the last little resource of both hard&soft~ware is very impressive, somewhat as a demo maker mind for "business", "serious" stuff on a large family of machines..!
An other difference between the 1001px & 1015pn eeepc's: on the 1001px, at start (live), Conky fits perfectly just in the screen, where for the 1015pn the connection lines are down under the screen limit and need to have fonts sets from 8 to 6 (7 if # for the space lines) to have all in view... AND the screens of both are 1024x600!!! Just noted too that in Screen Layout Editor, Primary is by default for the 1001px but not for the 1015pn..?
in e16 you need always to use the "regenerate menus" option
maybe we need an automated regenerator for every reboot
can you include a screenshot?
about eeepc-acpi-scripts, i would need to know if you need to install (or remove) this package in your each machines, in order to make it behave / work correctly, to know if the default settings are not correct (if should be installed where is not, or removed where it is)