HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

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

Post#31 by fanthom » 02 Oct 2014, 14:52

this is an Atom CPU so cant be very fast. anyway - should be enough for LXDE.
i see you are saving changes in save.dat while your booting partition is on ext2. you could get rid of save.dat and save changes directly to the partition. that should make a system a tiny bit faster.
your real RAM usage is 265MB (the rest is cache) so no need for ZRAM.

i have no other advises unfortunately ...
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#32 by francois » 25 Feb 2015, 01:23

Interesting post finally. As I am concern by a better understanding of porteus and slackware. This installation might be good to play with Alien bob's kde5 I think I was not mature enough to appreciate it when it came by.

Going for a hdd full install on sdax or sda8 formatted with gparted as ext4 from an installation on sday or sda5 which is on /mnt/sday/64bit_v31/:
/mnt/sday/64bit_v31/boot/
/mnt/sday/64bit_v31/porteus/

I have the 003-xfce.xzm as environment.

Here is what I have done:
root@porteus:~# cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,etc,home,lib,lib64,opt,root,sbin,usr,var} /mnt/sdax
root@porteus:~# mkdir /mnt/sdax/{boot,mnt,proc,srv,sys,tmp}
root@porteus:~# cp /mnt/sday/64bit_v31/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz /mnt/sdax/boot
root@porteus:~# cp /mnt/sday/64bit_v31/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz /mnt/sdax/boot
root@porteus:~# mount -t proc proc /mnt/sdax/proc
root@porteus:~# mount --bind /dev /mnt/sdax/dev

My menu.lst (grub 0.97) is:

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title porteus v31 on SDAx /64bit_v31 SLACKWARE FULL
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdax
initrd /boot/initrd.xz
Hum! Does not work some files could not be read at bootup.
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#33 by francois » 17 Mar 2015, 03:48

I am not far from the solution.

I have a message saying does not find the porteus.sgn file. Why should the full install need it?

Another few testers here could make the difference.

phhpro, bogomips, tome, rava, ncmprhnsbl ...

Let us see your linux knowledge.
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#34 by francois » 25 Mar 2015, 02:19

I thought the problem was with the 64 bit edition. I have tried the 32 bit edition instead. :(

Same error message.

Found that old slax thread on .sgn file:
http://old.slax.org/forum.php?action=vi ... ntID=25375

Here is what I will try for my menu.lst entry:

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title Porteus full install
root (hd1,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz from=/dev/sdb3/ root=/dev/sdb3
initrd=/boot/initrd.xz
boot

Might be worth to try some solutions around the concept. :wink:

If not I will try to get into the sysvinit cheatsheet, comparing commands for the two systems:
http://linoxide.com/linux-command/syste ... heatsheet/

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

Post#35 by francois » 25 Mar 2015, 02:36

The from= cheatcode is incorrect. Please use enter key to continue (something like that.
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#36 by fanthom » 25 Mar 2015, 21:38

@francois
small tip for you:
for real installation you do not need initrd at all. 'root=/dev/sdXY' parameter is enough.
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Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

Post#37 by francois » 26 Mar 2015, 22:22

Thanks for the tip fanthom.

I am moving to another thread, so not to obscure too much this one, see:
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4492&p=32515#p32515
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