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Parsix installer and repos

Postby hosein » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:28 am

Hi
A new user from Pars is here and as a Iranian I am proud of Alan's great work on Parsix. Many thanks for providing Parsix as the only Debian derivative with cutting edge gnome.
However, I have minor problems with Parsix installer.
In my previous attempts to install Atticus on my Asus k45 laptop I found out that Parsix installer doesn't give the ability to users to select location for grub installation and installs grub directly on MBR which is not everyone cup of tea as personally I would like to manage my boot system with Lilo from my Slackware installation and I know many linux newbies who tend to use easyBCD to add Linux boot loader alongside windows one. It seems that this feature previously has existed in Parsix installer as mentioned in documentations and removed in recent versions.
Another issue with the installer is that it can not detect the keyboard of my 14" laptop correctly which cause keyboard misbehaving during typing username and passwords.
Anyway, I am thinking to transform my Jessie installation to Parsix using Parsix repos. That will give me the opportunity to taste newer kernel, latest Gnome, newer virtualbox, etc in addition to more professional debian installer. Unfortunately I found out that despite Debian, Parsix doesn't have any mirror for it's repos outside US and considering slow internet connection in Iran using them is a real PITA. Hence, I want to know is there any plan to provide some mirrors for Parsix repos in Iran? what are the probable issues if someone uses local Jessie mirrors instead Parsix Continent repo?

Sorry for my English and thanks again.

PS: dear Alan, I am very busy at the moment working on my thesis. I am looking forward to find enough time to help Parsix team update documentations. Also, there are some typos in release notes which must be corrected. have a look:
Continent: This repository is a snapshot of Debian testing branch except packages covered by official repository

or this:
For Parsix Rinaldo, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:

# Parsix
deb http://packages.parsix.org/official atticus main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/official atticus main contrib non-free

deb http://packages.parsix.org/continent atticus main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/continent atticus main contrib non-free

deb http://packages.parsix.org/wonderland atticus main non-free
deb-src http://packages.parsix.org/wonderland atticus main non-free

deb http://security.parsix.org atticus main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.parsix.org atticus main contrib non-free


Regards
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Re: Parsix installer and repos

Postby alan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:09 pm

I'll look if I can restore the GRUB installation feature. Never thought if anybody is still using that.

Regarding keyboard issues, could you double check, perhaps numlock in on?

Thanks for reporting the typos. All fixed.
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Re: Parsix installer and repos

Postby hosein » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:42 am

alan wrote:Regarding keyboard issues, could you double check, perhaps numlock in on?

That's the point. 14" laptops don't have numpad at all.

PS: what about using local Jessie mirrors instead Continent? I guess Apt is smart enough to not downgrade Parsix packages using Debian counterparts.
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