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Debian Sid on chroot

August 11th, 2006 No comments

Today i sucessfully installed Debian Sid on chroot in my Debian Sarge machine 🙂

Here is the procedeure i followed from

See what i do:

main # cd / ; mkdir /sid-root
main # debootstrap sid /sid-root
... watch it download the whole system
main # echo "proc-sid /sid-root/proc proc none 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
main # mount proc-sid /sid-root/proc -t proc
main # cp /etc/hosts /sid-root/etc/hosts
main # chroot /sid-root /bin/bash
chroot # cd /dev; /sbin/MAKEDEV generic ; cd -
chroot # apt-setup # set-up /etc/apt/sources.list
chroot # vi /etc/apt/sources.list # point the source to unstable

It give’s me a total debian Sid system with only base packages.

main # echo "8:23:respawn:/usr/sbin/chroot /sid-root "  "/sbin/getty 38400 tty8"  >> /etc/inittab
main # init q    # reload init

It makes the login system in tty8 (no need to chroot everytime)

main # cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /sid-root/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
main # chroot /sid-root # or use chroot console
chroot # cd /dev; /sbin/MAKEDEV generic ; cd -
chroot # apt-get install gdm gnome x-window-system
chroot # vi /etc/gdm/gdm.conf # do s/vt7/vt9/ in [servers] section
chroot # /etc/init.d/gdm start

Now, my system is ready to work with Debian Sid with Graphical manager.


So now 2 linux distribution is runing at time. Debian Sarge on tty7 and Debian Sid on tty9

My desktop (gnome-2.14.0)

April 16th, 2006 2 comments

Now i am using gnome 2.14.0 . And very much happy, Though there is still some little bug. But hope this will solved sone.

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Gnome 2.14

April 9th, 2006 No comments

Gnome 2.14 is out 🙂 i am using 30% of this relese with debian sid 🙂

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Wow now i am on SID

March 3rd, 2006 No comments

At last it finished, I am now on SID with kernel 2.6.15-1-686-smp 🙂

Here i got Gnome 2.12 , let’s check how is this 🙂

tanha:/# uname -a Linux tanha 2.6.8-2-686-smp #1 SMP Tue Aug 16 12:08:30 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
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Started journey to sid

March 1st, 2006 No comments

30 minutes ago started journey to Debian Sarege to Sid 🙂

Let’s see, how much time it will take, I need to download 600 MB with 6 KB bandwidth. 🙁

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