Thanks to Melodie's new OB Bonsai, I have put together a new version of the BlackCat Astronomy version. It has been a long, drawn out saga, punctuated with a number of hardware failures. The most recent disaster was when the project was about to go to iso when the hard drive failed! THIS should have been the Phoenix version - it's risen from the ashes so many times I can still smell the smoke!!
Anyway, the test iso has finally been baked on to a fresh cd, and tested on another computer. I have two problems.
The first relates to a piece of software that needs SQLite as a dependency. I have trawled through Synaptic looking for a likely candidate, and tried a few, but I've run out of ideas. This software installed with no problems on previous versions of OB, so I need to know what I'm looking for in the repos.
Second relates to the iso - on boot its screen resolution is something like 800x600, whereas it was 1280x1024 on the host computer. When I try to change the resolution it wants to download stuff, and then on logout it's even worse. I have only used the basic command when creating the iso - are there other commands that should be included? Again, I didn't have this issue with previous Bonsai, so I need to know what I am missing. The host machine is a P4 with 512mb of ram and 32mb of video. The test machine is a duo core with 2gb of ram and I'm not sure what video it is but screen resolution is currently set at 1680x1050.
All suggestions are most welcome. So far this release is looking good, with the BlueMoon theme and more software jammed in due to it's smaller initial footprint. Plus a couple of items have snuck into Synaptic since my last effort. So with a bit of luck, once I get these couple of issues out of the way, I should be able to upload it in the next couple of days. Onwards and upwards