I successfully installed Bridge Linux(686 XFCE) yesterday, after some frustration. Cfdisk works good for basic partitioning, it's a bit aged for making an encrypted LVM, for first or second time partitioner's it's pretty strait forward.
The quirk I found was with mounting partitions part of the install. While I don't prefer this layout, the first mounted partition HAS to be swap, the second partition HAS to be root, then the following partitions can be mounted as the user wishes, home, var, log, etc. Any variation form this layout and you get a message about having duplicate partitions. Even if your first partition is NOT marked as swap area(82), the installer will mark it as swap and not use an ext* format. This makes it a difficult install if your not used to having a pre formatted partition mounting order.
I'm not a linux vet, but this isn't my first install either and if there is a document or guide I'm missing on the requirements of formatting and mounting partition's when installing Linux, can you please put a link up for people to read on installing Bridge Linux.
Or is this just a glitch in the install process?
After the o/s was installed it went through the update software install process which is nice and very strait forward. However there seems to be a new release of pacman that needs to be updated before anything else.
When I type "sudo packer -Syu" I get..
: Synchronizing package databases...
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
:: The following packages should be upgraded first :
:: Do you want to cancel the current operation
:: and upgrade these packages now? [Y/n] Y
warning: dependency cycle detected:
warning: udev will be installed before its util-linux dependency
looking for inter-conflicts...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: gcc: requires gcc-libs=4.6.3-1
Nothing will install until this new pacman is installed. I'm not familiar with Arch, other than staying it's install is very Slackware-ish. Is there a repo I have to manually add that will have the libs needed for installing the "new" pacman?
Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.