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 Post subject: StartCom MultiMedia Edition ML-5.0.5 (Kessem) RC1
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 2:42 am 
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At the time I write this annoucement, the first release candidate of the new StartCom MultiMedia Edition ML-5.0.5 (Kessem) RC1 is on its way to the download mirrors. And this is your chance to get a first glimpse of this new release and also have a say!

(Screen shots here... )

Important: This is a test release and not meant for production.

OK, so what's going on with this release:

First, we invite you to test and try it. Until the second release candidate you can make your voice heared and request additions, changes or other suggestions (At this forum). Of course any bugs should be reported at http://bugzilla.startcom.org in order to help us solve any problems. Should you decide, not to risk your whole computer, but still want to test it, try to install on vmware (Needs about 6 GB minimum of free disk space)

Now this Linux distribution is a real monster and huge in every respect. It's soooo big, we decided to release only a DVD image and a CD image for network install! Depending on the architecture size, the new MultiMedia Edition is some 5 GB worth!!! But it will offer you almost anything you can imagine....and as the code name says, will make absolute m a g i c (Kessem - Magic in Hebrew) with your computer. (Just wait and see Cinelerra running - or all the Music Studios ;-))

Installing:

DVD

You may download the DVD image and burn the image to a DVD ROM available for download from the ~iso directory. This requires, that you can boot from a DVD device. Burn as usual, insert the DVD and change the settings in the BIOS setup program (if needed). Press <Enter> after the initial screen and the setup program will guide you through the install.

Harddrive

If you already run a form of Linux you can download the DVD image and save it at a spare partition (Don't use the partition you actually want to install ML-5.0.5). Download also the boot.iso, like for network install and point the installer to the DVD ISO image.

CD - Network

The ~os/images/ directory contains the file boot.iso. This file is an ISO image that can be used to boot the StartCom Enterprise Linux installation program. It is a handy way to start network-based installations. To use boot.iso, your computer must be able to boot from its CD-ROM drive, and its BIOS settings must be configured to do so. You must then burn boot.iso onto a recordable/rewriteable CD-ROM.

Disk-On-Key - Network

Another image file contained in the images/ directory is diskboot.img. This file is designed for use with USB pen drives (or other bootable media with a capacity larger than a diskette drive). Use the dd command to write the image.

Note:

The ability to use this image file with a USB pen drive depends on the ability of your system's BIOS to boot from a USB device.

Help and Bugs:

Use this forum, if you need some help. Report bugs to the StartCom Bugzilla.

Download:

Use one of our mirrors, for example:

Planetmirror at http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/startcom/ML-5.0.5/
Belnet at ftp://ftp.belnet.be/linux/startcom/ML-5.0.5/
NLUUG at ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/s ... /ML-5.0.5/
Ibiblio at ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dist ... /ML-5.0.5/

....and many more....

Navigate either to the ML-5.0.5/iso directory for the DVD download or to the ML-5.0.5/os/images directory for CD download and network install. Also it is adviced to use ftp instead of http and some download manager or ftp client...

When choosing network install you have to provide a valid URL to the installer, from where to download the files, and it has to include the full path including ~/ML-5.0.5/os/i386

And at last, you can always order a DVD from us at http://www.startcom.org/?app=9 as soon as we update the site...

OK, friends, happy installing and lots of coffee :-) We'll post here more information whenever needed!

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 Post subject: Screen Shots of the ML-5.0.5
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:26 pm 
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OSdir already published the first screen shots of the new release. Visit and get a first impression of the StartCom MultiMedia Edition (Kessem).

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 Post subject: Correct md5sum
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:35 pm 
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The correct md5sum for the two DVD images is:

9bd1d309f1fdd5f837db433ab8381258 Kessem-i386-rc1-DVD.iso
0ec2418b359557fb1bd05571b0debc9d Kessem-x86_64-rc1-DVD.iso

If the mirror, from which you intend to downlod, reports a different md5sum in the README file (located in the same directory as the images), than don't download, since the mirror is not updated!

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 Post subject: SELinux
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 3:31 am 
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Warning: Do not enable SELinux security at this release, since you will encounter many problems, including the desktop not working. The current release disables SELinux at the first boot run and it is by default disabled when running through the configuration of the system (called firstboot).

Should you enabled it by mistake, than log into the sytem at the console as root and type: pico /etc/selinux/config and change the line from enforcing to disabled. Reboot...

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 Post subject: Dual Layer DVD
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:09 pm 
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Update: The DVD must be of dual layer DVD type....everything else seems to fail.

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 Post subject: New DVD for ML-5.0.5 i386
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 4:14 pm 
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After it seemed to be a real problem with the big size of the RC1, the decision was made to try it again with a ISO image which should fit exactly into a DVD ROM. Currently we are processing an image for the i386 architecture and hope to get positive fedbacks. Once we have this, we'll tackle the x86_64 image. Please give the mirrors 24 - 48 hours to update.

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 Post subject: Last requests now!
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 12:34 pm 
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We are preparing RC2...any feature request should be made now (it's last minute time). We'll not add any new features after the RC2 release, only bug fixes.

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