Bootloader in/for Porteus

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niculinux
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Bootloader in/for Porteus

Post#1 by niculinux » 22 Feb 2012, 19:56

So...what is the default bootloader(s) sed in porteus relases?

And what are the other ones avaiable in the repositories?

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Re: Bootloader in/for Porteus

Post#2 by Ahau » 22 Feb 2012, 21:00

Isolinux is the bootloader for porteus live CD's. Syslinux and Extlinux are included in 1.1 as well by default, but Syslinux has been dropped from 1.2 as Extlinux provides the same functionality on more filesystems. Lilo is also included by default as it can boot off any filesystem.

Grub and grub4dos can also be used, but I don't think they are in the repo. There's a howto for installing grub on a flash drive here: http://porteus.org/info/docs/43-boot-lo ... drive.html

I imagine grub2 would work with Porteus as well, but I've never tried it, to be honest.

Is there another bootloader you'd like to try?
Please take a look at our online documentation, here. Suggestions are welcome!

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Re: Bootloader in/for Porteus

Post#3 by niculinux » 23 Feb 2012, 09:48

thanks for your explanations!

isolinux homepage: http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/ISOLINUX

syslinux homepage: http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/ ... ux_Project

extlinux homepage: http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/EXTLINUX
Ahau wrote: Is there another bootloader you'd like to try?
no, since I'm a very linux newbie grub2 is more than enough for me :shock: but lilo is somewhat simple and a good choice, indeed :roll:

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Re: Bootloader in/for Porteus

Post#4 by steve6375 » 06 Mar 2012, 14:42

You can boot using grub4dos and from an ISO file and with Persistence too
See http://www.rmprepusb.com Tutorial #73 for details.

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