Manjaro-architect 0.8


#301

updated profiles packages are now on testing branch and will be included in the next stable update very soon.


#302

Ah thank you! I tried using the development profiles and it worked (:


#303

Next release coming soon, with bug fixes and some new features (better custom package installation, cleaner interface, chroot into your installation).

Also, I think I found a way to implement refind option more easily. Need to test it first though.


#304

Success! I created a function that should work to install refind.

Current limitations:

  • no support for lvm, luks or btrfs subvolumes (to be added)
  • no support for intel microcode (not feasible to add with this method and potential for multiple kernels)

It also detects if the target drive is removable and installs drivers accordingly.

This is using refinds automatic kernel detection.

EDIT: added support for btrfs subvolumes, lvm and encryption. Caveat emptor, no idea if it works.


#305

I’m excited to use it once you have it released!


#306

Good news, wasn’t sure if it was still being actively developed.

Looking forward to giving it a run.


#307

For someone wanting to install refind manually, just run

   refind-install --root /mnt 

and replace parameter ro with rw in /mnt/boot/refind_linux.conf. That is if you don’t have anything fancy like btrfs subvolumes, lvm or encryption.


#308

It has been a bit on and off. I accidentally stumbled upon --root option, which made scripting the thing easier.


#309

Opinions: If user has installed on btrfs subvolumes and has chosen grub, should he automatically get grub-btrfs, or only be offered a choice for it?


#310

I haven’t tried grub-btrfs. If it is unlikely to cause confusion if a user forgets which subvolume (s)he booted, then it is ok to install as default. I also don’t know if it future proof.


#311

It adds separate submenu at the bottom of normal grubmenu, where there are entries for booting subvolumes. They are clearly marked, user should not be suprised if he uses them.


#312

Then only the question if the normal method of restoring Grub works with it? If a user installs Ubuntu and cannot boot Manjaro anymore. If not, we need a tutorial.


#313

Yes, I don’t see why it would not. It does not touch the normal parts of grub-mkconfig, just adds another script after it.


#314

It seems it just adds this file https://github.com/Antynea/grub-btrfs/blob/master/41_snapshots-btrfs to /etc/grub.d/.
This is a very good solution, much better than a *-customizer I don’t want to mention the name of.


#315

I troubleshot the btrfs subvolumes part of refind. I think I got it working now. Also, I might get also microcode part working if I’m lucky. Encryption/lvm not tested, but should work.


#316

Option for refind is now online in git repo. Tested with plain ext4 root and with btrfs subvolume root. Testing next with encryption. @sueridgepipe, You wanna try this?


#317

Okay, does not work with encryption. Or btrfs subvolumes. Need to work further with this some day.


#318

Okay, I removed my attempt at using microcode, and now btfs subvolumes work. I also noticed that setting up encryption will be a bit more difficult with refind, but still doable.


#319

Does anyone know a good way to get (part)uuid of a cryptdevice in a script?


#320

We had this discussion with @excalibur1234 in the old forum in a topic about pacli or mhwd-chroot…