Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

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Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Lucas » 07 Jan 2017, 00:15

Hi everyone. I'm having trouble installing porteus 3.2.2 on a 3.0 usb stick. I knew that there were some people having this trouble before the release so I waited for the final release. Unfortunately I couldn't install it straight through... Can anyone please point where I can find a solution? The problem is that after the initial menu it is not recognizing the USB. I read before that it was a slackware driver issue on the 3.1 Porteus.
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Bogomips » 07 Jan 2017, 00:33

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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Ed_P » 07 Jan 2017, 01:53

This approach is a whole lot easier:

UEFI Boot Confusion [Solved]

I used it last week with 3.2.2 and the USB drive boots fine.



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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby ncmprhnsbl » 07 Jan 2017, 09:44

hey Ed_P, your link is "a bit funny" > it opens a post reply box with quoted text
Forum Rules : http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=44
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Ed_P » 07 Jan 2017, 18:03

ncmprhnsbl wrote:hey Ed_P, your link is "a bit funny" > it opens a post reply box with quoted text

:shock: "a bit funny" is an understatement. Thank you ncmprhnsbl.
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Lucas » 09 Jan 2017, 18:46

Thank you all for the replies. Ed_P, does this approach works with a not 64bit computer? Sometimes I use some 2010-2013 computers, I'm not sure if they are able to detect/boot UEFI since not all of them have the option in the BIOS to boot in UEFI. I supose that for those computers I'm doomed to not use my pretty much loved Porteus, is that right?

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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Ed_P » 09 Jan 2017, 18:54

If you use a x32 version of Porteus it will. And it works on non-EFI pcs also. My main netbook is non-EFI.
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Lucas » 24 Jan 2017, 19:44

Hi Ed_P,

I still can't get to pass through this message, just after choosing the boot option in the initial Porteus menu:

^searching for porteus-v3.2-i586.sgn file
^device not ready yet? delaying 1 seconds

Porteus data not found.
You are maybe using an unsupported boot device (eg. SCSI or old PCMCIA).
Workaround:... (I believe you know the rest of the message, if you don't I can gladly write it for you).


How can I solve this?

Thanks,

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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Ed_P » 24 Jan 2017, 22:54

How did you install Porteus to the USB drive Lucas? Did you use Windows? What type of pc are you using, BIOS or EFI?

There is a cheatcode that can be added to the menu that might help. The menu is in the porteus.cfg file in the /boot/syslinux/ folder. To the APPEND line add " delay=10" and see if that helps.
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Lucas » 26 Jan 2017, 18:55

Hi Ed_P,

Well, my fist attempts were made using a "create live USB" module that I found in another post (can't say for sure but I believe that you posted that module in the thread I read). I tried all the possible options available. I tried also formatting the USB using GParted and Disk Utility booting with a Mint Linux Live CD ( I don't have a good formatting module in my current old Porteus so it was easier to use a CD that I had), after that I entered in the terminal in the boot folder and run the bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com. I'm doing this tests and installations in a Dell Vostro 1310 and a Dell Vostro 3550. Both have BIOS, one is 64bit and the other 32bit. I tried the delay=10 that you suggested but didn't solved my issue.

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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Ed_P » 26 Jan 2017, 21:06

hmmmm... Please display the output of this command for your USB drive.
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guest@porteus:~$ ls /mnt/sdb1/porteus/
base/  make_iso.sh*  modules/  optional/  porteus-v3.2-x86_64.sgn*  rootcopy/
guest@porteus:~$

And how are your booting the USB drive?
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Lucas » 27 Jan 2017, 18:56

Hi Ed_P,

Today I use an old Porteus version that boots normally and was made without problems with the regular installation procedures (afterwards I did some modifications in the boot menu and other things). This version is in a 60gb MicroSD and boots with an USB adaptor.

doing the command "ls /mnt/sdb1/porteus/" that you asked in the sdb1 it gives:

root@porteus:~# ls /mnt/sdb1/porteus/
base/ changes/ make_iso.sh* modules/ optional/ porteus-v3.1-i486.sgn* rootcopy/
root@porteus:~#

After plugging in the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32 gb (the device I'm having trouble with) and doing the same command (modifying to sdc1) it gives:

root@porteus:~# ls /mnt/sdc1/porteus/
base/ make_iso.sh* modules/ optional/ porteus-v3.2-i586.sgn* rootcopy/
root@porteus:~#

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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Ed_P » 27 Jan 2017, 21:02

Did you see this posting Lucas? https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php ... 558#p10881

Did you format the flash drive to FAT32 or did it come that way?

And these? https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php ... 3&start=15 https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=1738

It didn't click that your problem may be a USB 3.0 drive issue. (read the title Ed!) The USB drives I'm installed Porteus to are not USB 3.0, the ports I plug them into are.
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby donald » 27 Jan 2017, 21:59

@ Lucas
I own a (cnmemory) USB3 thumb drive which did seldom boot, let's say 1 of 20 tries,
(ext2 no UEFI) until i used the UUID string in porteus.cfg.
Search the UUID string for your device with the blkid command and copy it into
the porteus.cfg so it looks like
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APPEND initrd=initrd.xz from=UUID:"9149f059-8e73-4687-be34-10dd3903ccb4" changes=UUID:"9149f059-8e73-4687-be34-10dd3903ccb4"/porteus

all in 1 line, and of course you must replace my UUID string with yours.
Could be worth a try...
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Re: Installing on a 3.0 USB Stick

Postby Bogomips » 28 Jan 2017, 00:20

^ Hint, Do not need to use whole UUID string in porteus.cfg, just sufficient to make it unique. :wink:
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