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#1 2020-06-29 21:37

2pigparty
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Installer stuck on "Expanding"

I'm installing Q4OS Centaur from my Windows 10 installation. The installer has been sitting at about 2/3 on "expanding" for over an hour. Does it really take that long?

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#2 2020-06-30 08:37

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

Depending on the size of the virtual disk file, it could really take so long. Please try to let installer a time to complete the operation. What disk size for Q4OS did you choose ?

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#3 2020-06-30 13:19

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

q4osteam wrote:

Depending on the size of the virtual disk file, it could really take so long. Please try to let installer a time to complete the operation. What disk size for Q4OS did you choose ?


256. I left it overnight last night, and it's still working on it. Do I need to just abort and start over?

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#4 2020-06-30 13:28

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

Do abort it, make a try for different, smaller size, for ex. 32G. and post back a result please.

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#5 2020-06-30 15:03

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

Ok, success at a smaller size. Dual-boot works fine. But I thought the default desktop was Trinity. How come I'm getting plasma?

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#6 2020-06-30 16:32

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

Plasma is default for Q4OS-3 Centaurus. Anyway, you can let the Desktop profiler to install Trinity desktop indeed, and keep Plasma as a secondary available desktop, or remove it manually anytime:
$ sudo apt autoremove q4os-desktop-plasma

Trinity was the default desktop for older Q4OS-2 Scorpion, you can still download installer here https://www.q4os.org/downloads3.html

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#7 2020-06-30 16:33

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

q4osteam wrote:

Plasma is default for Q4OS-3 Centaurus. Anyway, you can let the Desktop profiler to install Trinity desktop indeed, and keep Plasma as a secondary available desktop, or remove it manually anytime:
$ sudo apt autoremove q4os-desktop-plasma

Trinity was the default desktop for older Q4OS-2 Scorpion, you can still download installer here https://www.q4os.org/downloads3.html


Why the change?

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#8 2020-06-30 16:40

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

We love Trinity, as an incredibly lightweight and powerful desktop, however some of its features are getting age. Majority of users prefer Plasma desktop, so we decided to make Plasma the default, and make easily possible to use Trinity alongside Plasma.

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#9 2020-06-30 16:51

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

q4osteam wrote:

We love Trinity, as an incredibly lightweight and powerful desktop, however some of its features are getting age. Majority of users prefer Plasma desktop, so we decided to make Plasma the default, and make easily possible to use Trinity alongside Plasma.


That's too bad. It's probably too much to hope that Trinity really has a chance at this point.

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#10 2020-06-30 17:06

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

Trinity has a chance at least within Q4OS distribution. We love and support it, you can find Trinity dedicated live media for the current stable Q4OS-3 Centaurus edition https://www.q4os.org/downloads1.html . You can also install Trinity side by side with Plasma, or exclusively, using the newest testing Q4OS-4 Gemini edition https://www.q4os.org/downloads2.html based on Debian Bullseye testing. Moreover we have released an experimental Ubuntu Focal based OS called Quark see https://www.q4os.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3028 . Trinity desktop option is available the same way as in the Q4OS-4 Gemini.

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#11 2020-06-30 17:45

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

q4osteam wrote:

We love Trinity, as an incredibly lightweight and powerful desktop, however some of its features are getting age. Majority of users prefer Plasma desktop, so we decided to make Plasma the default, and make easily possible to use Trinity alongside Plasma.

Please, please, please at least keep an install iso for Q4OS Trinity as an option.  I'd just hate to have to waste storage space on Plasma when I'm never going to use it.


Why do I like using TDE so much?  It follows my philosophy of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

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#12 2020-06-30 17:57

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

@DavidB
Yes, we want to release Trinity live iso for Q4OS-4 Gemini as well.

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#13 2020-07-01 08:54

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Re: Installer stuck on "Expanding"

@2pigparty
Back to the OP. If you would test another loop file sizes, besides 32G a 256G, please let us know what was working on your machine. Thanks for reporting.

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