HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

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

Post#16 by dacq » 13 Dec 2013, 21:07

What if you have a different boot loader in the MBR?

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

Post#17 by dacq » 13 Dec 2013, 22:16

Is /boot/grub/menu.lst in /dev/sda8 ?

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

Post#18 by fanthom » 14 Dec 2013, 08:42

What if you have a different boot loader in the MBR?
just add and extra entry for porteus to your existing bootloader and use 'from=' cheatcode if necessary.
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#19 by dacq » 15 Dec 2013, 23:08

I tried this method. When I got to
8. Run the command cp /boot/vmlinuz /mnt/sda8/boot
that didn't work so I used
cp /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz /mnt/sda8/boot

It won't boot. There's no /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg in the drive partition. Do I copy/paste one in? All I have is /boot/vmlinuz

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

Post#20 by wread » 16 Dec 2013, 00:13

Why not use the built in "start from the first HD" for Win and the normal start page for Porteus??

If you are satisfied with two operating systems, Porteus and Win, that is the easiest way IMHO :D
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#21 by dupek » 22 Jun 2014, 19:04

I installed to hdd without Grub. I use the easyboot from win7. Add Neoboot and edit the entry. I use another Linux distro from usb to use gparted. Never installed that distro-live mode.
# NeoSmart NeoGrub Bootloader Configuration File
#
# This is the NeoGrub configuration file, and should be located at C:\NST\menu.lst
# Please see the EasyBCD Documentation for information on how to create/modify entries:
# http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/

title porteus
find --set-root /vmlinuz
kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/sda4
initrd /initrd.xz

as you can see, I copy the boot folder to root partition. For some reason, I could not make it boot from /boot/syslinux
At computer boot, I have a choice to boot to win7 or neoboot. Press on neoboot and get the boot menu for porteus.
I have now win7 and porteus.

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

Post#22 by Lazuroth777 » 27 Jun 2014, 08:32

OK what is ex4 and all the other stuff you see when your formating your hard drive I have been playing around with trying to install Portues to my hard drive but it makes me load from ram if I want to run it. DO you install portues on the ex4 or what?

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

Post#23 by Ed_P » 27 Jun 2014, 16:12

"ext4" and such are drive formats, similar to FAT and NTFS but for Linux. And they are not compatible with Windows.

Now, it is possible to have both Windows and Linux/Porteus on the same hard drive and to be able to boot either whenever you want. One way is to install Porteus next to Windows, ie no formating required. One way is to partition the hard drive to have a 2nd partition formated as ext2 or ext4 or etc. and install Porteus there.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach.
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#24 by poshat » 01 Oct 2014, 07:54

Your method does not work. System not starting.
Image
After press Enter and type startx:
Image

My system Potrteus 3.1

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

Post#25 by francois » 01 Oct 2014, 11:08

Welcome poshat! :)

Do you really want to make a real installation of porteus on hard disk, that is the equivalent of a slackware install?

Or do you just want to install porteus with the compressed modules? This is the way porteus works stock.
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#26 by poshat » 01 Oct 2014, 15:27

francois wrote:Welcome poshat! :)

Do you really want to make a real installation of porteus on hard disk, that is the equivalent of a slackware install^

Or do you just want to install porteus with the compressed modules? This the way porteus works stock.
Hi! Yes, I really want to make fast installation of Porteus to hard disk, like ready Slackware system.

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

Post#27 by francois » 01 Oct 2014, 23:21

Why don't you just install slackware for the lazy:
http://www.salixos.org/
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#28 by poshat » 02 Oct 2014, 03:08

francois wrote:Why don't you just install slackware for the lazy:
http://www.salixos.org/
I know Salix and using sometimes. But for netbooks with small SSD better have more compact system for fast installation and backup. Unfortunately Porteus with LXDE working on old computers without using hard drive so slowly :(

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

Post#29 by fanthom » 02 Oct 2014, 06:14

Unfortunately Porteus with LXDE working on old computers without using hard drive so slowly :(
please run 'psinfo' command on this PC -> upload generated report to pastebin.com and link here.
i'm wondering what type of hardware makes LXDE version slow :)
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#30 by poshat » 02 Oct 2014, 06:58

fanthom wrote:
Unfortunately Porteus with LXDE working on old computers without using hard drive so slowly :(
please run 'psinfo' command on this PC -> upload generated report to pastebin.com and link here.
i'm wondering what type of hardware makes LXDE version slow :)
http://pastebin.com/DBY0KkmS

Using little bit of memory, but CPU hard work. May be need try use zram or something else.

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