Upgrade Porteus flash drive from 3.1 to 3.2?

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Upgrade Porteus flash drive from 3.1 to 3.2?

Post#1 by postcd » 20 Sep 2017, 10:52


i have bootable flash drive with Porteus 3.1 made by Windows application "Universal USB Installer".
Now i would like to upgrade my flash disk to Porteus 3.2 from within running Proteus 3.1

What is the easiest method?

I renamed porteus, boot, uui folders on my flash drive and then used Porteus application called "ISO Master" (is installed on Porteus) to extract folders boot and porteus from the .iso i downloaded at http://ftp.vim.org/ftp/os/Linux/distr/p ... 6/current/

Then per instructions in USB_INSTALLATION.txt (located on flash drive)

b) navigate to the /boot folder and launch the installer
'bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com'

i ran it: cd /mnt/sda-1/boot/;sudo bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
The following utilities are required and missing from your system:
Same question here: https://superuser.com/questions/1229966 ... -usb-drive

Updated USM can not find such package. Please how to proceed? Thank you

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Upgrade Porteus flash drive from 3.1 to 3.2?

Post#2 by Bogomips » 20 Sep 2017, 11:09

One way of doing this is to find the 3.2.2 iso you are interested in, and download it. Then try this: Simple USB Flash Installer.
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
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Upgrade Porteus flash drive from 3.1 to 3.2?

Post#3 by donald » 20 Sep 2017, 13:32

guest@porteus:/mnt/sdXN/boot$ su -c ./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com


better to use su, not sudo

Examples: (more detailed)

guest@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot$ su
root@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot# ./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com

if message:
bash: ./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com: Permission denied
then do
root@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot# chmod +x Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com

root@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot# ./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
Verifying archive integrity... All good.

or from guest account:

guest@porteus:~$ cd /mnt/sdb1/boot
guest@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot$ ls
Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com Porteus-installer-for-Windows.exe docs/ syslinux/

^installer-for-Linux.com isn't executeable (no * at the end)

guest@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot$ sudo chmod +x Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
guest@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot$ ls
Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com* Porteus-installer-for-Windows.exe docs/ syslinux/

^now it is -- now run:

guest@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/boot$ su -c ./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com

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