Archive for December, 2008

Making a Fedora Custom & Live – CD

December 5, 2008

Before I see this Lab, for me make a custom version of Fedora would involve C programming, lots of shell scripts and much more complicated stuff. But in class we were presented to “pungi” and how easy is to use pungi. I created a custom spim of Fedora 9, the only hard thing I need to do was to create a kickstart file, I didn’t have problems in the others steps. The new Fedora repository in Seneca College “Belmont” is very nice, I was downloading some files at 10 mb/s !!!

The only command used was
# pungi -c f9-ks.cfg –nosource –force –ver=F9

After create the iso file, its possible to initiate the new Fedora using qemu-kvm
#qemu-kvm -m 512 -cdrom /path_to/Fedora-Custom.iso

In the first time tryed I didn’t specified the option -m 512, then I got the message that I don’t have enought ram, and I went to text mode.

spim-working

Fedora Live CD

To make a Fedora custom we used the livecd-tools with the command:
# livecd-creator -c /usr/share/livecd-tools/livecd-fedora-minimal.ks

I noticed that some packages came for Fedora 11, 10, and 9 !!! But I was building a Fedora 8. All packages were downloaded from Belmond, then I used qemu-kvm to initialize the live distro, but it didn’t work :-(. Even with the iso file generated properly, maybe because of the hard drive controllers of the computers in the lab.


LPT730 – LAB9

December 5, 2008

I have been trying lab 9 for 2 days, I think there is some problem with Fedora 10 x64 and some of the filters used by the dvd-slideshow, this is the output I am getting.

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AUDIO FILE FORMATS: 8svx aif aifc aiff aiffc al amb au avr caf cdda cdr cvs cvsd dat dvms f4 f8 fap flac fssd gsm hcom htk ima ircam la lpc lpc10 lu mat mat4 mat5 maud nist ogg paf prc pvf raw s1 s2 s3 s4 sb sd2 sds sf sl smp snd sndfile sndr sndt sou sox sph sw txw u1 u2 u3 u4 ub ul uw vms voc vorbis vox w64 wav wavpcm wv wve xa xi
PLAYLIST FORMATS: m3u pls
AUDIO DEVICE DRIVERS: alsa ao oss ossdsp

EFFECTS: allpass band bandpass bandreject bass bend chorus compand contrast dcshift deemph delay dither earwax echo echos equalizer fade filter flanger gain highpass ladspa loudness lowpass mcompand mixer noiseprof noisered norm oops pad phaser pitch rate remix repeat reverb reverse riaa silence spectrogram speed splice stat stretch swap synth tempo treble tremolo trim vol

EFFECT OPTIONS (effopts): effect dependent; see –help-effect
[dvd-slideshow] Creating mp2 audio using toolame 0.2l…
[dvd-slideshow]############################################################
[dvd-slideshow] Multiplexing audio and video…
[dvd-slideshow] ERROR: no output .mp2 file found!
[dvd-slideshow] Must be some error with your input audio
[dvd-slideshow] or the mp2 audio encoder
[dvd-slideshow] ERROR during mplex execution!
[dvd-slideshow] see /home/milton/Pictures/fedora 10 release/dvd-slideshow.log for details
[dvd-slideshow] cleanup…
#################################################

I tryed to modify the given line 661 (ac3=0), I also changed the audio file to .mp3, .ogg and even .wav and the program still not working. I took a look in my classmates blogs and followed their tutorials and still not working for me :-(. If someone have any solution, please let me know, thanks.

Func RPM Verification Project – Release 0.3

December 4, 2008

The 0.3 release was officially presented in class this week at Seneca College, because blogs are not very nice to handle with code, I posted the link of my project in the Zenit Wiki. To try to make easier to read the python code.

http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wiki/index.php/Func/Rpms_Module_-_Function_Verify

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