17.1.1-rc2 Xfce 32-bit installer image

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#1

@philm decided it was high time that manjaro32 had some installer images so has been busy spinning Xfce, GNOME and KDE images.

At this point, only Xfce works well enough to be considered for release, but that’s fine - Xfce is the most appropriate DE for any older machine.

To get some wider testing before making this "fully " available, the image can be downloaded from:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/review/manjaro-32/17.1.1-rc2/xfce/

(Older versions: https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/review/manjaro-32/)

If you’re interested in testing the installer image please feel free to download and give it a go. It has been tested to boot and install on both real hardware and virtual machines so should work for most people.

Thanks should also definitely go to @ButterflyMelissa, @c00ter, @cscs, @eugen-b, and @Yorper for the alpha testing. :slight_smile:


Any issues with the 32-bit Xfce installer?

  • No, works fine!
  • Yes, though I could fix it (post)
  • Yes, and I couldn’t fix it (post)

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Introducing: manjaro32.org
[Stable Update x32] 2017-12-29 - i686'm too 686 for my 686
[Stable Update x32] 2017-12-29 - i686'm too 686 for my 686
[Stable Update x32] 2018-01-13 - Kernels, Intel microcode
[Stable Update x32] 2018-01-09 - Kernels, many (many) upstream packages updated
[Stable Update x32] 2018-01-17 - KDE, GCC, Flash, Deepin, lots of other stuff too
#2

great job, it works fine. I just installed it without any issues whatsoever to this machine I’m posting from now. Install media was burnt DVD+RW read by PATA LG DVDRAM GSA-H12L. Floppy drive, card reader and wifi all working correctly as well

[antikythera@antikythera-pc ~]$ inxi -Fxms
Resuming in non X mode: xrandr not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
System:    Host: antikythera-pc Kernel: 4.14.10-1-MANJARO i686
           bits: 32 gcc: 7.2.1
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M2A-VM v: 1.XX serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix v: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI 2302 date: 02/05/2009
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (-MCP-) 
           arch: K8 rev.F+ cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 7203
           clock speeds: max: 2200 MHz 1: 1800 MHz 2: 1800 MHz
Memory:    Using dmidecode: root required for dmidecode
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: N/A drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting)
           tty size: 80x24
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.10-1-MANJARO
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8168 v: 8.044.02-NAPI port: ee00 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: 00:1a:92:74:0a:c7
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
           driver: rtl8192cu usb-ID: 001-004
           IF: wlp0s19f5u3 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2000.5GB (0.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST2000DL004_HD20 size: 2000.4GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdd model: USB_FLASH_DISK size: 0.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.8T used: 4.8G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.65GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0C mobo: 37.0C gpu: 55.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1254 psu: 0 sys-1: 0
Info:      Processes: 143 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 270.4/2016.0MB
           Init: systemd Gcc sys: 7.2.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.53 

#4

What I miss in the installer is an intuitive way to partition. I had the scheme presented years ago that actually…works: sda1 : boot, sda2 : swap, sda3 : OS and sda4 : user space…
Okay, one can manually partition, but presenting a safe scheme…that’d be nice.
I personally dont like the "one-partition approach. User data could choke the OS…


#5

just burn and run the xfce live image

with free drivers stuck on "Dbus…"
with non-free boots fine

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxms
Resuming in non X mode: xrandr not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
System:    Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.14.10-1-MANJARO i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.2.1 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Matsushita product: CF-29ETKGZKM v: 001 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Matsushita model: CF29-2 v: 001 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix K.K. v: V2.00L17 date: 10/06/2005
Battery    BATA: charge: 58.6 Wh 100.0% condition: 58.6/58.6 Wh (100%)
           model: Panasonic CF-VZSU29 status: Full
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) arch: Banias rev.5 cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (sse sse2) bmips: 1596 speed/max: 800/1300 MHz
Memory:    Using dmidecode: root required for dmidecode
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: N/A drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting) tty size: 100x36
Audio:     Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC 97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1c00 18c0 bus-ID: 00:1f.5
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.10-1-MANJARO
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
           driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:02.0
           IF: enp2s2 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:0b:97:21:9f:62
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54128 size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 936M used: 53M (6%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.8C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 117 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 216.3/1247.8MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 7.2.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.53 

(RIP: Netty) "She's dead, Jim!"
#6

Are you sure? You’re running an intel gfx with modesetting. So nonfree is only for AMD or Nvidia.


#7

not today…
yesterday it was stucking on ‘Start DBUS service’ and the DVD stopped

today is booting fine with Free…

if I have time I will try to install in the weekend


#8

Would you like torrents for the final releases? :slight_smile:


#9

I will happily seed it if you create the torrents


#10

If @jonathon wants it, I’ll do it. :slight_smile:


#11

Yes please! But let’s wait until everyone is happy that the image boots correctly first. :wink:


#12

Yeah. I won’t do it until the final releases. Because I need to know where the ISO files are located. :slight_smile:


#13

Ditto here. My guess is the older Intel and Netbooks Intel Atom CPUs require xf86-video-intel driver. I believe @eugen-b and I discovered this as true a couple years ago. I’m in it ATM–will investigate. :male_detective:

Nope, driver is there. Removing, rebooting…

Wrong again–needs the driver. Rebooting, reinstalling driver…

OK, booted to a terminal, reinstalled driver, rebooted into kernel 3.16 and all is well! :face_vomiting:

@philm, @jonathon, it’s the 4.14 kernel. I also have 4.9 installed. Will try that.

EDIT: 4.9 is fine. It is most definitely the 4.14 kernel. :smiley:


#14

Please, can you write more precisely what you installed and what was the result? As a memory help you can use pacman.log (that’s what I do in such cases).


#15

Will do. ATM, I’m on 2 compys, looking over Netty to type this on Lappy. :smiley:

(@jonathon, BTW, PKGBUILD for chromium-widevine needs changed from x86_64 to i686 to build and install.)


#16

It’s an AUR package; if the maintainers are dropping 32-bit support in their AUR packages there’s not a lot I can do about it. :wink:


#17

chromium-widevine extract that plugin from Chrome, which the 32 bit version has been discontinued since version 48/49 but I’m almost sure I have a copy of it

Making our own repo of packages and/or pkgbuilds ?


#18

Fork the AUR? Not my idea of a good time. :wink:


#19

I installed it, but Chromium complains it is dated and won’t run. But no worries, FF does do DRM. :smiley:


#20

No, I mean, some packages if needed, maybe


#21

This is pretty cool. My baytrail UEFI32 system usually needs a lot of manual intervention to install linux. As it is, a USB hub with keyboard and internet connection is still needed…

First, I could boot the liveUSB without modifications. I did add intel_idle.max_cstate=1 to the kernel arguments, as I had one cstate freeze while exploring the live environment.

Calamaries has come a long way. For this test, I replaced my KDE Manjaro17.02 (64 bit) partition with this XFCE 17.10. Calamaries told me what it was going to do, found my ESP partition (eMMC) and found my other linux installs. My only gripe is that fstab has a swap partition stolen from another linux install.

The install went fine until it got to the boot loader. It failed with status = 1. I looked around as root and couldn’t find /boot/efi anywhere. I tried to run the grub-install command (taken from the error message) and then discovered that efibootmgr was not installed.

To finish the Xfce install I opened a terminal and

manjaro-chroot -a
pacman -Syy
pacman -S efibootmgr
grub-install --target=i386-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=Manjaro --force
update-grub

Now the system boots, and I can start adding the miscellaneous drivers to get wifi, bluetooth, etc. running. I will eventually be making a T100 specific kernel as there are still some hardware patches pending, but the stock 4.14 works quite well as is for my device.

System:    Host: Laplet Kernel: 4.14.10-1-MANJARO i686 bits: 32 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: T100CHI v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: T100CHI v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: T100CHI.206 date: 09/25/2015
Battery    BATC: charge: 24.8 Wh 99.5% condition: 24.9/30.0 Wh (83%)
           hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
CPU:       Quad core Intel Atom Z3775 (-MCP-) speed/max: 1466/2399 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
           Display Server: N/A drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting)
           tty size: 80x24
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 64.0GB (11.3% used)
Info:      Processes: 157 Uptime: 24 min Memory: 327.3/1816.2MB Init: systemd
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.53

The T100CHI is 64 bit capable, but the limited 2GB RAM is better utilized by a 32 bit distro.

I really appreciate the Manjaro team incorporating support for UEFI32 devices, like the T100.