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Released Oct 30 2017


Updated Nov 6 2018

Download Fedora 29

https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/unofficial/releases/29/  (missing spins)

Install Documents


Use live-iso-to-disk for persistent Workstation USB


dnf install hexchat

4 gb soas persistent usb.jpg

livecd-iso-to-disk --reset-mbr --overlay-size-mb 1000 --home-size-mb 800 --delete-home --unencrypted-home Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso /dev/sdb1 


  • Persistent Changes after reboot
Added/removed apps to favorites
Changed background
Installed HexChat from gnome-software
NOTE do not use install to disk from pop-up on reboot of USB

F29 wks persistent USB.jpg

(x) USB must have: fat format & boot flag
(x) CAUTION use "mount" (in terminal) to get correct name for USB (/dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sdd etc)
also see: Testing/Reports/livecd-iso-to-disk
dnf install livecd-tools
8GB USB used 11/02/2018

[root@localhost f29]# livecd-iso-to-disk --reset-mbr --overlay-size-mb 2000 --home-size-mb 2000 --delete-home --unencrypted-home Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso /dev/sdb1

Verifying image... /home/satellit/Downloads/f29/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso: efd2561e839da73d7a48603721752f44 Fragment sums: f53638621446242d7c14a1ab1a79f55be54e1c97aa243bbbae61592a33b5 Fragment count: 20 Supported ISO: no Press [Esc] to abort check. Checking: 100.0%

The media check is complete, the result is: PASS.

It is OK to use this media.

Copying LiveOS image to target device... squashfs.img

 1,829,224,448 100%  119.66MB/s    0:00:14 (xfr#1, to-chk=0/1)

Syncing filesystem writes to disc.

   Please wait, this may take a while...

Setting up /EFI/BOOT Validation Entry: Header Indicator: 0x01 (Validation Entry) PlatformId: 0x00 (80x86) ID: "" Checksum: 0x55aa Key bytes: 0x55aa Boot Catalog Default Entry: Entry is bootable Boot Media emulation type: no emulation Media load segment: 0x0 (0000:7c00) System type: 0 (0x00) Load Sectors: 4 (0x0004) Load LBA: 24682 (0x0000606a) Dumping boot image to "/home/satellit/Downloads/f29/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso.0" Section Header Entry: Header Indicator: 0x90 (Section Header Entry) PlatformId: 0xef (EFI) Section Entries: 1 ID: "" Boot Catalog Section Entry: Entry is bootable Boot Media emulation type: no emulation Media load address: 0 (0x0000) System type: 0 (0x00) Load Sectors: 19960 (0x4df8) Load LBA: 29177 (0x000071f9) Dumping boot image to "/home/satellit/Downloads/f29/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso.1" Section Header Entry: Header Indicator: 0x91 (Final Section Header Entry) PlatformId: 0xef (EFI) Section Entries: 1 ID: "" Boot Catalog Section Entry: Entry is bootable Boot Media emulation type: no emulation Media load address: 0 (0x0000) System type: 0 (0x00) Load Sectors: 42016 (0xa420) Load LBA: 34167 (0x00008577) Dumping boot image to "/home/satellit/Downloads/f29/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso.2" Updating boot config files. Initializing persistent overlay... 2000+0 records in 2000+0 records out 2097152000 bytes (2.1 GB, 2.0 GiB) copied, 57.1939 s, 36.7 MB/s Initializing persistent /home 2000+0 records in 2000+0 records out 2097152000 bytes (2.1 GB, 2.0 GiB) copied, 449.598 s, 4.7 MB/s Formatting unencrypted home.img mke2fs 1.44.2 (14-May-2018) Creating filesystem with 512000 4k blocks and 128000 inodes Filesystem UUID: 2947a923-6e91-4446-b86a-735645e5a188 Superblock backups stored on blocks: 32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912

Allocating group tables: done Writing inode tables: done Creating journal (8192 blocks): done Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

tune2fs 1.44.2 (14-May-2018) Setting maximal mount count to -1 Setting interval between checks to 0 seconds Installing boot loader... Target device is now set up with a Live image! [root@localhost f29]#


livecd-iso-to-disk --reset-mbr --overlay-size-mb 4086 --home-size-mb 4086 --delete-home --unencrypted-home Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso /dev/sdb1
worked great

1-) install hexchat in soas

install hexchat

F29 hexchat.png

  1. In terminal: "hexchat"
hexchat setup
Add user name you registered with - see below
Nick Name (**** )
Second Choice (****_)
Press [Edit]
select server (irc.freenode.net)
select autojoin channels (#sugar) (#sugar-meeting)
select Connect Commands (set irc_connect_delay 15); check (connect to this network automatically); Password (password you registered)

F29 hexchat 3.png

hexchat connected

F29 hexchatconnected.png

Getting set up on IRC

Copied from Google_Code_In_2018/background#Getting_set_up_on_IRC

We use IRC for much of our communication. Unfortunate, Freenode, our IRC server, has been under attack by trolls of late, so we have had to lock down our channels. Therefore, you'll need to create a "registered account" to login. (You can use an IRC client or open https://webchat.freenode.net in a browser.)

To register on Freenode:

/msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail@example.com

(Filling in your email and password)

Leave the window open if possible.

You will get an email that includes a command you'll need to type in to complete your registration. (It may take a while for the email to arrive.)

Go back to the open IRC window and paste in the verification line from the email you received in the bottom space.

If you have closed the IRC window, you will need to reopen it.

Once you are registered, you may join the #sugar channel:

/join #sugar

When you reconnect at a later date, you may have to:

/msg NickServ identify your-password

Please contact walter @ sugarlabs . org if you have any questions.

2-) logon to soas irc app

  1. use another irc app (Hexchat) in workstation or Mate (see links below) to register your nickname
in mate or workstation terminal "dnf groupinstall sugar-desktop-environment" log into sugar at login
#Fedora for (Autojoin Channels)
use "set irc_connect_delay 15" for (connect commands) in Hexchat
  1. /msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail@example.com
  2. look at e-mail in workstation or mate desktop and reply
  3. start soas irc as registered user
  4. /join #pidora (pidora allows commands and name ((nick)) changes)
  5. /msg nickserv identify (your primary nick) (password)
  6. change nick to (your primary nick)
  7. /join #sugar
You should be allowed to talk

Alternate Method to logon to IRC in Sugar



tested Beta:
"Greetings. Per this fesco ticket: https://pagure.io/fesco/issue/1714 I have created the Fedora 28 spins/labs page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/28/Spins All spin maintainers/owners/interested parties should test their spins and at least update this wiki page with beta/final testing. Spins that don't have at least one tester at Beta may be dropped and not shipped in Final, so PLEASE make sure at least someone tests. Spin maintainers are also encouraged to test their spin more often and make sure it's composing correctly every day for Branched f28 and rawhide. Thanks, kevin."

Installation in f29

How to install (Annotated Screenshots)

Installation Links

can be installed with
https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/unofficial/releases/29/x86_64/ (missed spins)


Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1519042 soas starts in journal:

This can be confusing for users

"Fix by hitting f1 key"

To connect to wireless AP if present

"then f3 key

to get to main menu"
james Cameron:new users won't have much problem with it, and it has nothing to do with fedora, it is a gtk+ vs sugar toolkit problem at heart, also seen in debian and ubuntu.

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