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by Iapetus
22 Nov 2012, 02:24
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: USB install, Package Manager, choose directory
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: USB install, Package Manager, choose directory

per cheatcodes.txt: copy2ram ... Copy all files (all required and optional modules) to RAM. You'll need at least 320MB of RAM to do this and boot Porteus properly. (64-bit Porteus with KDE-4 requires at least 768MB of RAM for this) This will slow down the boot phase but it will speed up Porteus! Rem...
by Iapetus
13 Nov 2012, 20:02
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Hit enter for Always Fresh Mode [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Hit enter for Always Fresh Mode

Where did you get the packages, and are they slackware packages or something else? you've done the right thing (creating a module and placing it in /porteus/modules) but perhaps the packages you're creating from need some extra tweaks to work properly.
by Iapetus
13 Nov 2012, 19:21
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Hit enter for Always Fresh Mode [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Hit enter for Always Fresh Mode

Welcome, Phil! I believe all you need to do is remove the "changes=" cheatcode. Since you're likely booting from a flash drive with a FAT filesystem, Porteus can't save changes directly to it. So, you can either run without saved changes or you can create a 'save.dat' container using the save.dat ma...
by Iapetus
18 Oct 2012, 15:48
Forum: General chat
Topic: Porteus-1.2 feedback
Replies: 119
Views: 9086

Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

@fanthom, At Ahau's request, I've prepared some modifications for cheatcodes.txt, please let me know if I've captured things accurately: updated 'extramod' (add support for multiple folders): extramod=/path/to_folder/with_modules extramod=/dev/device/path/to_folder/with_modules extramod=LABEL:YourLa...
by Iapetus
13 Oct 2012, 16:48
Forum: Development
Topic: Windows users script feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Windows users script feedback

/mnt/sda1/WINDOWS/system32 real 0m17.043s user 0m0.312s sys 0m0.094s I'm on a 2.4 ghz dual core processor with 2 GB RAM, but still slower than wread... When I run this a second time, however, I get this: /mnt/sda1/WINDOWS/system32 real 0m0.635s user 0m0.216s sys 0m0.038s So perhaps it's taking me a...
by Iapetus
09 Oct 2012, 15:21
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk
Replies: 36
Views: 20492

Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Thanks, exton...sorry if I came across as overly critical or skeptical. Looks like it does work -- I guess my caution to those who are looking to use this method is that you may not be able to cleanly uninstall software installed with this method, as xzm2dir does a forced overwrite (so existing conf...
by Iapetus
08 Oct 2012, 21:06
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk
Replies: 36
Views: 20492

Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Hi exton, Have you tried this method with Porteus and thoroughly tested it? I see from your grub menu entry that you are not using an initrd, which means you are not using the Porteus linuxrc. It is this script which sets up the aufs layers and the live filesystem. I imagine you might be able to suc...
by Iapetus
05 Oct 2012, 15:44
Forum: MOFO Linux
Topic: Noob Here
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Re: Noob Here

Hi, whataday :) I've never installed MOFO so I'm not familiar with any different cheatcodes, etc., it might use from Porteus. But, given that it is based on Porteus, you should be able to install it simply by putting the files from the MOFO ISO on your 2gb partition and add an entry in your Ubuntu g...
by Iapetus
04 Oct 2012, 19:17
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Failed GIMP installation
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: Failed GIMP installation

I believe you need to move the modules (from whatever folder you are keeping them in) for all applications (and their dependencies) that you want activated on start-up into the /porteus/modules folder. "Saved changes" does not save which modules are activated. Modules in /porteus/modules will be act...
by Iapetus
01 Oct 2012, 01:37
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to get analog widescreen monitor configured
Replies: 1
Views: 2557

Re: [SOLVED] Trying to get analog widescreen monitor configu

OK, I did a little more digging and got this one sorted out. I found some info here that helped: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Nouveau I had to set the "Identifier" property to specify "VGA-1" in xorg.conf in the Monitor section, and then I added a section to force xorg to ignore DVI-I-1: Section "...
by Iapetus
30 Sep 2012, 17:05
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to get analog widescreen monitor configured
Replies: 1
Views: 2557

[SOLVED] Trying to get analog widescreen monitor configured

Hi Folks, I have an acer AL1916W widescreen (1440x900) monitor that I use on my desktop system. Whenever I load it with Porteus it uses 1024x768 resolution, which makes everything look stretched. I did a bit of searching on the web and was finally able to find a solution using xrandr: xrandr --newmo...
by Iapetus
28 Sep 2012, 20:00
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: [HOWTO] frugal (hd) install without modifying Windows loader
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Re: [HOWTO] frugal (hd) install without modifying Windows lo

great, thanks!

Based on some of the differences between my menu.lst and yours, I'm guessing one can either set the root partition in grub and then give kernel/initrd in reference to that partition or specify the device and partition in the kernel and initrd lines. Very nice :)
by Iapetus
28 Sep 2012, 19:18
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: [HOWTO] frugal (hd) install without modifying Windows loader
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Re: [HOWTO] frugal (hd) install without modifying Windows lo

Thanks, Sagittarius! Is this the Lin 'N Win project you mentioned? http://www.icpug.org.uk/national/linnwin/step00-linnwin.htm If so, it looks like they are doing something similar, but they are still modifying the windows boot process (though not installing grub to the MBR -- they have the windows ...
by Iapetus
28 Sep 2012, 14:29
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: [HOWTO] frugal (hd) install without modifying Windows loader
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

[HOWTO] frugal (hd) install without modifying Windows loader

In this HOWTO, we will use grub (legacy) to boot Porteus from a hard drive, while leaving an existing Windows (XP Pro) install untouched. My desktop system has a BIOS that makes booting from USB drives cumbersome. The only way I have found to make it work is to plug in the USB drive, power on the c...
by Iapetus
27 Sep 2012, 15:17
Forum: General chat
Topic: New to Porteus but not to Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: New to Porteus but not to Linux

Have you guys tried using the Language Selection Tool, from inside the Porteus Settings Centre? I'm a native english/us keyboard user, but it seems like this tool should generate a module with all of these settings + locales for default applications. Aside from Language Selection Tool, you could als...