I downloaded ISO Id 1701, and installed it in Virtual Box.
I updated the system with 16 packages to download the first time, and the second time with 105 packages.
So far no bug, but I will continue testing.
I would try removing what you have and download again and try to install again. ISO 1701 is known to have worked for a lot of folks. Every once in a while when I have had a problem with installing an ISO that “should work” this has worked for me. Apparently squash.fs files are easily corruptible.
Oops. I wasn’t aware of that. Anyway, the build 1870 isn’t available from abf anymore.
However, I tried it with vbox.
I succeeded to get a live LXQt session (as root) by starting at runlevel 3, then launching startx and, finally, startlxqt from the graphical console.
I think the cooker iso (now build 1873) is not far from being usable.
We can get a live LXQt session simply with:
– starting live mode at runlevel 3 to get a tty
– login as root
– launching sddm: the display asking for language, clock, … is black and white but it works and ends to the graphical LXQt session that seems to work correctly.
There has to be one or more developers or package maintainers available to do that. Our developers struggle to keep up with the packages most users never think about, the “under the hood” stuff at the core of any operating system.
FWIW: There are about 2 more developers working with OM now on Lx 4 than we had when Lx 3 was in development. And a couple of people are starting to help maintaining packages. So there has been some growth. But more is needed. Anyone interested? We can use more help if any of you are.
FWIW-2: Tentatively there are plans for Officially supported desktops for Lx 4 to be Plasma 5, LXQt, and Lumina.
FWIW-3: There may be Community supported efforts for Enlightenment, Cinnamon and/or Mate and maybe Gnome. And there is a need for more people in the Community to step up and help with these efforts.
As always people remember this: OpenMandriva is a Community distro. They is us. We are them.
@mandian I Tried " MATE " from your repo, Not too shabby , I need to play with it some more…can’t figure out how to connect to the internet
there isn’t a box or tab or anything to enter a password for a connection . it will ask for a type of connection such as home or public or trusted but no where to enter a password.
any hints ??