Refracta Installer and Refracta Snapshot used on other debian-based distributions.
fsmithred (Oct.15, 2011):
with version 9.0.1-2, installed the Linux Mint Debian Edition iso in virtualbox and created a bootable iso.
ukbrian (Dec.25, 2011):
I found the .deb files in /home/github/refracta so I did a fresh un-updated install of LMDE Xfce and installed refracta installer and snapshot without any problems and completed a snapshot and install to a different partition so refracta works on LMDE XFCE.
I also installed and used refracta successfully on SalineOS which is based on Squeeze.
I then bumped into this thread on the mint forum about qt4-fsarchiver which is a gui for fsarchiver for backing up partitions, it is being developed I think by a German guy.
ukbrian (Dec.26, 2011):
I just did a snapshot install of an up to date Xubuntu
The first snapshot didn't get created correctly but I thought there was some interaction with shutter which i had running, when I took the snapshot.
Took another snapshot from a reboot with nothing else running and this one did a refracta install no problem. many congratulations to the team. (Pat-on -back)
ukbrian (Dec.27, 2011):
I just got this PM on the mint forum from a guy who installed refracta on a Debian Sid install after i PM'ed him the a link to the .debs.
He's gerd50 on this thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=89189
If I'm reading you correctly you managed to successfully install a refracta backup of Sid possibly LMDE?
No, what i wanted to say was, i can't call up the installer gui from the menu entry.
I can call up the installer script in the cli. But because the snapshot i created (tried it several
times) is incomplete, i have nothing to reinstall.
Possibly i could install your qt4 xfce snapshot. But the script wants to install Grub and that is
something i don't want...
Where would you like the GRUB bootloader to be installed?
(probably a drive, like /dev/sda): exit
exit does not exist!
I think at this point the installer first should ask - do you want to install Grub (yes or no):
and if the answer is yes, then ask where to install Grub.
fsmithred (Dec.27, 2011):
If you don't want to install a boot loader when using the cli installer script, just leave it blank when it asks for the drive. It should ask if you're sure you don't want a boot loader and then continue. If it's not behaving that way, I need to fix it. I don't know why the gui installer didn't start for your friend. The other way to start it is with the command, `/usr/bin/refractainstaller-gui`. Check the error log if it doesn't run. (/var/log/refractainstaller_errors or something like that.)