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== Arch and colinux==
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Here you can find and provide infos about using Arch and [http://www.colinux.org colinux].
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There is a page in the coLinux wiki for installing Arch [http://wiki.colinux.org/cgi-bin/ArchLinuxHowTo here], which is much more complete than this one.
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== Arch and coLinux==
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'''Note: The new image described here is a few years old'''
  
=== Creating and using an ArchLinux Image in colinux===
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The previous 0.7.x Arch Linux image doesn't work, because Arch Linux changed the name of the 'current' repository to 'core'.  I've build a new image for CoLinux.  All you need to do is download the [http://web.twpda.com/co.7z co.7z] batch file. ref: http://web.twpda.com/colinux .
  
After reference the [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/colinux-howto.xml gentoo's colinux guide],
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Install method:
and the [[Remote_ArchLinux_Install]]. We could build a archlinux based on gentoo's colinux version. Here is my result.
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  co arch 1
  
* download [http://colinux.org/snapshots/ colinux's lastest snapshot version] and install it.
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Daily usage:
* on WINXP, combine the TAP-Win32 and your real network card as 'bridge'
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co arch
* download my already packed [http://www.twpda.com/coLinux_arch_07_ext3_256Mb.zip coLinux_arch_07_ext3_256Mb.zip](only 35MB).
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* extract the files into your colinux directory
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* if you want more free space, use topo/toporesize.bat the enlarge the file.
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* run the a.bat batch file
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* edit the /etc/resolv.conf, added your nameserver on it
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* if successful or fail, let me know, I could improve it when I have time.
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=== Booting Arch as an Windows Service using colinux===
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Or, you can download the images directly from http://web.twpda.com/colinux.
* edit a arch.xml base on the a.bat and default.colinux.xml
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* colinux-daemon.exe -c arch.xml --install-service colinuxarch
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== The image build steps (for expert users) ==
* on windows service change it to automatic startup
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Using [[Remote Arch Linux Install]] and an existing Debian image I built an Arch Linux 0.8.0 base ext3 filesystem. I put the method to build Arch Linux image here. (The newest image is in co.7z) (Note: arch.cmd is the same as co.cmd, which is in the co.7z archive, linked in the previous section)
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Build Arch Linux on Colinux From Debian
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*colinux 0.8.0 (devel-coLinux-20080120.exe)
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*archlinux 2007.08-2 (Archlinux-i686-2007.08-2.ftp.iso)
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*Debian 4.0r0 (Debian-4.0r0-etch.ext3.1gb)
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==== 1. Download required files ====
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* On sf.net's colinux download page
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** colinux 0.8.0
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** Debian-4.0r0.ext3-etch.ext3.1gb.bz2
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* Install colinux 0.8.0
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* Download fs_256Mb.bz2 blank ext3 file system: http://gniarf.nerim.net/colinux/fs       
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* Download swap_64Mb.bz2: http://gniarf.nerim.net/colinux/swap/
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* Extract all *.bz2 file into colinux's directory (can use 7-zip to extract)
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PS. This step could complete by following command.(wget & 7-zip required)
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arch.cmd deb 1  
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==== 2. Get newarch script ====
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Reference: [[Quick Custom Installation]]
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Use copy and paste method to create pacman.conf, newarch in c:\colinux (Must be Unix line feed format)
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==== 3. Run debian system and mount windows c:\colinux directory as /mnt/win ====
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Run deb.cmd under windows cmd window
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C:> arch.cmd deb
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apt-get install wget
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mkdir -p /mnt/win /mnt/arch
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mount -t cofs cofs1:/ /mnt/win
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cd /mnt/win/colinux/
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# arch.fs is thd file downloaded from http://gniarf.nerim.net/colinux/fs
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# mke2fs -j arch.fs  # using ext3 format, if the arch.fs is not formated by ext3
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mount -o loop arch.fs /mnt/arch/
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./newarch  # answer y, y, n (don't need to make tar.gz file)
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==== 4. Using the new arch.fs to boot ====
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Copy deb.cmd to arch.cmd and change every word DEB to ARCH, deb to arch.
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colinux-daemon -t nt kernel=vmlinux mem=%MEM% initrd=initrd.gz hda1=arch.fs hda2=arch.swap cofs1=c:\ root=/dev/hda1 eth0=slirp,,tcp:22:22/tcp:5000:5000
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Run arch.cmd under windows cmd window
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C:> arch.cmd arch
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Under colinux box:
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# nano -w /etc/rc.conf
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Change the 'eth0' line as following:
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eth0=dhcp
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To access the network via slirp's dhcp method:
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# /etc/rc.d/network restart
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==== 5. Modify fstab ====
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# mkdir -p /mnt/win
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# vi /etc/fstab
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Append the following lines:
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/dev/hda1      /        ext3    noatime        1      1
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/dev/hda2      none    swap    defaults        0      0
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cofs1:/       /mnt/win cofs    noauto          0      0
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Here we let /dev/hda1 do auto fsck that may cause first time boot fail.
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But, just continue, and try booting again, it will success.
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== Building a Minimal Image (optional) ==
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1. Reduce the disk usage in fs.from by removing useless packages.
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1.1 Boot from arch.fs
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1.2 Try to remove most BASE packages:
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mkdir /mnt/win
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mount -t cofs cofs1:/ /mnt/win
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cd /mnt/win/colinux
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./reduce.sh
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# edit reqpkg.txt if some dependency failed
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1.3 Power off
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2. Boot from debian, copy arch.fs to arch_to.fs
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2.1 In windows create new empty file system as arch_to.fs
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2.2 In debian box:
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mkdir -p /mnt/arch /mnt/arch_to
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cd /mnt/win/colinux
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mount -o loop arch.fs /mnt/arch
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mount -o loop arch_to.fs /mnt/arch_to
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./clean.sh  # remove some log files in arch.fs
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cp -rdp /mnt/arch/* /mnt/arch_to

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Arch and coLinux

Note: The new image described here is a few years old

The previous 0.7.x Arch Linux image doesn't work, because Arch Linux changed the name of the 'current' repository to 'core'. I've build a new image for CoLinux. All you need to do is download the co.7z batch file. ref: http://web.twpda.com/colinux .

Install method:

co arch 1 

Daily usage:

co arch

Or, you can download the images directly from http://web.twpda.com/colinux.

The image build steps (for expert users)

Using Remote Arch Linux Install and an existing Debian image I built an Arch Linux 0.8.0 base ext3 filesystem. I put the method to build Arch Linux image here. (The newest image is in co.7z) (Note: arch.cmd is the same as co.cmd, which is in the co.7z archive, linked in the previous section)

Build Arch Linux on Colinux From Debian

  • colinux 0.8.0 (devel-coLinux-20080120.exe)
  • archlinux 2007.08-2 (Archlinux-i686-2007.08-2.ftp.iso)
  • Debian 4.0r0 (Debian-4.0r0-etch.ext3.1gb)

1. Download required files

PS. This step could complete by following command.(wget & 7-zip required)

arch.cmd deb 1	  

2. Get newarch script

Reference: Quick Custom Installation

Use copy and paste method to create pacman.conf, newarch in c:\colinux (Must be Unix line feed format)

3. Run debian system and mount windows c:\colinux directory as /mnt/win

Run deb.cmd under windows cmd window

C:> arch.cmd deb
apt-get install wget
mkdir -p /mnt/win /mnt/arch
mount -t cofs cofs1:/ /mnt/win
cd /mnt/win/colinux/
# arch.fs is thd file downloaded from http://gniarf.nerim.net/colinux/fs
# mke2fs -j arch.fs  # using ext3 format, if the arch.fs is not formated by ext3
mount -o loop arch.fs /mnt/arch/
./newarch  # answer y, y, n (don't need to make tar.gz file)

4. Using the new arch.fs to boot

Copy deb.cmd to arch.cmd and change every word DEB to ARCH, deb to arch.

colinux-daemon -t nt kernel=vmlinux mem=%MEM% initrd=initrd.gz hda1=arch.fs hda2=arch.swap cofs1=c:\ root=/dev/hda1 eth0=slirp,,tcp:22:22/tcp:5000:5000

Run arch.cmd under windows cmd window

C:> arch.cmd arch

Under colinux box:

# nano -w /etc/rc.conf

Change the 'eth0' line as following:

eth0=dhcp

To access the network via slirp's dhcp method:

# /etc/rc.d/network restart

5. Modify fstab

# mkdir -p /mnt/win
# vi /etc/fstab

Append the following lines:

/dev/hda1      /        ext3     noatime         1       1
/dev/hda2      none     swap     defaults        0       0
cofs1:/	       /mnt/win cofs     noauto          0       0

Here we let /dev/hda1 do auto fsck that may cause first time boot fail. But, just continue, and try booting again, it will success.

Building a Minimal Image (optional)

1. Reduce the disk usage in fs.from by removing useless packages.

1.1 Boot from arch.fs

1.2 Try to remove most BASE packages:

mkdir /mnt/win
mount -t cofs cofs1:/ /mnt/win
cd /mnt/win/colinux
./reduce.sh
# edit reqpkg.txt if some dependency failed

1.3 Power off

2. Boot from debian, copy arch.fs to arch_to.fs

2.1 In windows create new empty file system as arch_to.fs

2.2 In debian box:

mkdir -p /mnt/arch /mnt/arch_to
cd /mnt/win/colinux
mount -o loop arch.fs /mnt/arch
mount -o loop arch_to.fs /mnt/arch_to
./clean.sh  # remove some log files in arch.fs
cp -rdp /mnt/arch/* /mnt/arch_to