Description of problem:
In the Mageia Welcome "Applications" pane, under the "System" tab, VirtualBox is recommended to users, and they can install it. This is fine for 64-bit users, but Mageia hasn't supported VirtualBox on 32-bit systems for some time.
32-bit users should be informed that Mageia doesn't support VirtualBox on their systems, before they attempt to install it. As it is now, they can click on the "Install" button and install the current placeholder package, but of course it doesn't work - a frustrating experience.
Two suggestions for this were offered in Bug 31434 Comment 14:
*Virtualbox* Virtualisation software (for installation into 64bit systems only)
*Virtualbox* Virtualisation software (installation into 32bit systems is no longer supported)
Either of these would be acceptable, in my opinion.
Mageia 8 is also affected.
Assigning to the Mageia Tools maintainers, CC'ing papoteur
seems to be done
what do you think TJ?
Can Mageia Welcome use /boot/grub2/themes/grub2-mageia-default.png as a background, rather than the current background.
It would tie in with MCC, wallpaper, grub2 and plymouth artwork.
new bug/ enhancement request?
(In reply to Ben McMonagle from comment #3)
> seems to be done
> what do you think TJ?
It's done for Cauldron, but not for Mageia 8. I haven't seen any discussion that I remember about this in Mageia 8, so I don't know what, if anything, will be done there.
However, I will change this into a Mageia 8 bug.
(In reply to Ben McMonagle from comment #4)
> Can Mageia Welcome use /boot/grub2/themes/grub2-mageia-default.png as a
> background, rather than the current background.
> It would tie in with MCC, wallpaper, grub2 and plymouth artwork.
> new bug/ enhancement request?
Great idea, Ben! I'd say a new bug/enhancement is the way to go.
It would be nice if this could be accomplished before the release, but it's probably not essential if it's too difficult to do.
What about installs that only have refind installed as the boot loader?
(In reply to Dave Hodgins from comment #7)
> What about installs that only have refind installed as the boot loader?
I dont use rEFInd.
do you mean the rEFInd boot menu?
otherwise, I dont know how rEFInd generates its menu.
alternate would be /usr/share/plymouth/themes/Mageia-Default/background.png
# lsinitrd|grep background
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Apr 7 00:37 usr/share/mga/backgrounds
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1441259 Feb 3 2021 usr/share/mga/backgrounds/Mageia-Default-3840x2160.png
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 53 Apr 7 00:37 usr/share/plymouth/themes/Mageia-Default/background.png -> ../../../mga/backgrounds/Mageia-Default-3840x2160.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 192 Feb 3 2021 usr/share/plymouth/themes/Mageia-Default/progress_box_background.png
That should work.
This is the same version as in cauldron.
AMD Phenom II X4, AMD HD 8790 graphics, Atheros-based wifi, mga8-64 Plasma system.
No installation issues. Put Mageia Welcome through its paces, saw that VirtualBox is only for 64-bits, installed a couple of things from the lists of apps. Everything looks good.
Giving this an OK, and validating.
Finally got around to looking at it. Minor change needed.
"64bits system" should be "64 bit systems".
Removing the ok/validated.