Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.4 Loop 1: Development Release

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Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.4 Loop 1: Development Release

Post by lxnay » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:51

Press release: Sabayon Linux x86/x86-64 3.4 Loop 1 [Development Release]


April 13th, 2007 - The Internet:

"Sabayon is an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, a sweet liquor (usually Marsala wine), and sometimes cream or whole eggs. It is a very light custard, which has been whipped to incorporate a large amount of air." Source: Wikipedia.

ATTENTION: !!! This is a Development Release, not intented to be used on a production system !!!

What happened?
  • New features and improvements since 3.3 release:
  • Updated Linux kernel to 2.6.21-rc5 supporting the DeviceScape Wireless Stack ( ... ;a=summary)
  • Updated Genkernel to 3.4.7
  • Updated ATI Drivers to 8.35.5
  • Updated ndiswrapper to 1.41
  • Updated GNOME to 2.18 release
  • Fixed some bugs in KDE and on the KickOff Menu
  • x86 Edition: Added VirtualBox 1.3.8
  • Sabayon Linux BinMerge utility (binmerge): a small emerge wrapper to install precompiled packages (while we're all waiting for Entropy) from our online Packages repository:
  • Sabayon Linux Installer updated to the latest SVN: a lot of bugs fixed
  • ddcxinfo-knoppix removed, Monitor resolution detection is now completely managed by X.Org 7.2
  • Updated DeviceScape Wireless stack patches, now the kernel supports:
    - AT&T/Lucent old WaveLAN Pcmcia wireless support
    - Xircom Netwave AirSurfer Pcmcia wireless support
    - Aviator/Raytheon 2.4MHz wireless support
    - Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
    - Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG and 2915ABG Network Connection
    - Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 ISA and PCI cards
    - Hermes chipset 802.11b support (Orinoco/Prism2/Symbol)
    - Hermes in PLX9052 based PCI adaptor support (Netgear MA301 etc.)
    - Hermes in TMD7160 based PCI adaptor support
    - Nortel emobility PCI adaptor support
    - Prism 2.5 PCI 802.11b adaptor support
    - Atmel at76c50x chipset 802.11b support
    - Atmel at76c506 PCI cards
    - Hermes PCMCIA card support
    - Symbol Spectrum24 Trilogy PCMCIA card support
    - Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 PCMCIA cards
    - Atmel at76c502/at76c504 PCMCIA cards
    - Planet WL3501 PCMCIA cards
    - Intersil Prism GT/Duette/Indigo PCI/Cardbus
    - USB ZD1201 based Wireless device support
    - IEEE 802.11 for Host AP (Prism2/2.5/3 and WEP/TKIP/CCMP)
    - Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3 in PLX9052 PCI adaptors
    - Host AP driver for Prism2.5 PCI adaptors
    - Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3 PC Cards
    - Prism2 CS Support
    - Broadcom BCM43xx wireless support
    - TI acx100/acx111 802.11b/g PCI
    - TI acx100/acx111 802.11b/g USB
    - ADMtek ADM8211 support
    - ZyDAS ZD1211/ZD1211B USB-wireless support
    - Broadcom BCM43xx wireless support (mac80211 stack)
    - Ralink rt2400 pci/pcmcia support
    - Ralink rt2500 pci/pcmcia support
    - Ralink rt61 pci/pcmcia support
    - Ralink rt2500 usb support
    - Ralink rt73 usb support
    - ADMtek ADM8211 support
    - Softmac Prism54 support
    - Prism54 USB support
    - Prism54 PCI support
    - ZyDAS ZD1211/ZD1211B USB support (mac80211 stack)
    - Realtek 8187 USB support
    - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
RESOURCES for Sabayon Linux 3.4 Loop 1: HOW TO APPLY XDELTAs:
- First of all you need the 3.3 ISO (SabayonLinux-x86-3.3.iso for example)
- You must have xdelta installed (on Sabayon it is already installed, otherwise: emerge xdelta)
- You need a Unix-Like Operating System (xdelta, md5sum, stat and split are the utils that you need)
- Step 1 - Splitting the current ISO:
- get its size: stat SabayonLinux-x86-3.3.iso
- divide the shown size by two
- run split: split -d -b (size divided by two - in bytes!) SabayonLinux-x86-3.3.iso SabayonLinux-x86-3.3.iso.0
- Step 2 - Creating new ISO parts:
- now download: sl-x86-3.3-to-3.4.loop1-0.xdelta and sl-x86-3.3-to-3.4.loop1-1.xdelta
- run xdelta: xdelta patch sl-x86-3.3-to-3.4.loop1-0.xdelta SabayonLinux-x86-3.3.iso.000 SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.Loop1.iso.000
- run xdelta: xdelta patch sl-x86-3.3-to-3.4.loop1-1.xdelta SabayonLinux-x86-3.3.iso.001 SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.Loop1.iso.001
- Step 3 - Merge ISO:
- run: cat SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.Loop1.iso.00* > SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.Loop1.iso
- Step 4 - verify the checksum:
- download SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.Loop1.iso.md5
- put it in the same directory of SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.Loop1.iso
- run: md5sum -c SabayonLinux-x86-3.4.Loop1.iso.md5 (from the ISO directory)
- Step 5 - burn !:
- fire up K3B and burn your new ISO !

  • As of linux kernel 2.6.19, all hard drives are seen as sd* through SCSI emulation. As such, our installer compensates for this and does its best to query your hardware set up and properly set grub and fstab during installation time. You must upgrade your installer for the latest fixes. If you run into problems with this, please file a bug report at
  • This distribution contains libdvdcss look here if you live in the U.S. !.
  • This distribution contains proprietary and non-GPL softwares too (like from NVIDIA, ATI, Google, etc). Before running them, be sure to read their license and agree with that, otherwise, just remove those applications. To run SabayonLinux without Proprietary drivers, just use "noproprietary" boot flag.
  • When you exit ColdWar or Sauerbraten the System will shut down automatically.
  • Trademarks are property of their respective owners, everywhere.
Using this feature, you can upgrade any Gentoo-based installation (Gentoo, VLOS, RR4, RR64) to the latest SabayonLinux without losing your personal data and settings. Our Team, however, will only actively support the upgrades using SabayonLinux as base.
Also, you can:
  • 6th senseing your running system: installed packages will be updated to the ones on the DVD and the conflicting ones automatically removed.
  • You can fix your current installation by choosing to reinstall every package, This will take a lot of time but will resurrect your SabayonLinux installation in cases of hard damaging.
  • You could (even if it's not so much tested) even upgrade your 32bit installation to a powerful 64bit one (but not the contrary) by using the function described above.
  • You can re-configure/reinstall your GRUB (Boot) settings/ without touching any configuration file and/or command line.
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