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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2023.12 released for aarch

Postby ufo6000 » Sat Dec 30, 2023 12:51 pm

Thanks for providing Archboot!

Since German hetzner and netcup now offers virtual arm64 root server, I thought I give Archboot a try.
E.g. netcup is only providing Debian and Ubuntu right now... :-(

I uploaded archboot-2023.12.26-10.26-6.2.10-1-aarch64-ARCH-aarch64.iso to netcup, so the root server can boot the iso.

Boot was successful and I landed in the "GNU screen", which is accessible via VNC console and ssh.

The later is my problem: After booting the iso, the root server is accessible by public IPv4, sshd on port 22, as root, with no password.
So it's open for everyone... and for IPv4 + port 22 it's a matter of minutes until someone finds the open system...

What is the proposed secure way to use Archboot for installing arch on a remote root server ?

Thanks!
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2023.12 released for aarch

Postby tpowa » Sat Dec 30, 2023 1:24 pm

You need to set the root password with passwd and all is safe.
Other option would be to use the local image that is not remotely accessible.
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2023.12 released for aarch

Postby ufo6000 » Sat Dec 30, 2023 1:45 pm

Yes, but until then, the system is open and I have to hope I'm the first one on it?

Think of a case, I will newly install arch or have to do some repair on an existing system with Archboot: I set boot to this iso, then the reboot hangs a little or suddenly something comes up (e.g. my children or the pets requires immediate attention) and I have to leave the room, or my internet connection is going down for a few minutes... which will happen for sure according Murphy's law.

local image:
according to your website this is also with
"LAN support" and "During boot, all ethernet network interfaces will try to obtain an IP address through DHCP."

but here the empty root account will not work via ssh ?
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2023.12 released for aarch

Postby tpowa » Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:09 pm

Local image will not obtain an IP address until you explicitly enable the online mode. If you can access your root server through a KVM interface you don't need ssh and network functionality on the host. Updated the homepage accordingly now.
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2023.12 released for aarch

Postby ufo6000 » Sat Dec 30, 2023 8:11 pm

Thanks!
I retested with archboot-2023.12.30-08.41-6.2.10-1-aarch64-ARCH-local-aarch64.iso
and yes, no remote ssh access is possible :D

But I didn't manage to get the system fully to work, it hangs here:

tty1: Generating container in /archboot... 40%
tty11: Updating Arch Linux keyring...

Then in tty3 I set a password for root, created a .network file, started systemd-networkd and brought up enox device with dhcp. networkctl was green. But then ssh systemd unit won't start. I didn't investigate further, because the netcup KVM VNC console is not nice to use for much typing...
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2024.01 released for aarch

Postby tpowa » Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:00 am

Fixed your issue with images from today. keyring needed a workaround.
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2024.02 released for aarch

Postby tpowa » Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:22 pm

Hi
New 2024.02 images uploaded.

Highlights:
- kernel 6.7.6
- added automatic GeoIP mirror selection on -latest ISOs/UKIs

Have fun,
greetings
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2024.03 released for aarch

Postby tpowa » Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:13 pm

Hi
New 2024.03 images uploaded.

Highlights:
- kernel 6.8.x
- pacman release 6.1
- mkinitcpio release v38
- plasma release 6

Have fun,
greetings
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2024.04 released for aarch

Postby tpowa » Wed May 01, 2024 8:48 am

Hi
New 2024.04 images uploaded.

Highlights:
- fedora shim 15.8
- bootloader cleanup
- hwdetect 2024.04.14

Setup:
- added systemd-auto-generator support
- added busybox or systemd on early userspace switch

Have fun,
greetings
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Re: Archboot - Arch Linux ARM ISO 2024.05 released for aarch

Postby tpowa » Mon May 27, 2024 6:22 pm

Hi
New 2024.05 images uploaded.

Highlights:
- kernel 6.9.x
- neovim 0.10.x

Setup:
- fixed BIOS/MBR dos and UEFI gpt device check
- added bcachefs multi device support

Have fun,
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