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Having trouble!

Post#1 by smuggly » 31 Dec 2012, 18:53

Im not new to linux but,Very new to this distro which intrigues me. I have tried several times to save a save file to a fat32 usb drive which boot Porteus good. But,never finds the savefile in Guest/porteus/savefile. Is this the wrong place?
Also i go through the build process of a ati legacy driver with the tool provided. It gives a xzm file in /tmp do i run the sh.run file there or move xzm file? not sure what to do with it.also another file there! or will this be saved after i get the savefile fixed? Thanks From Nevada USA
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Re: Having trouble!

Post#2 by Hamza » 31 Dec 2012, 19:01

Welcome on board!
Im not new to linux but,Very new to this distro which intrigues me. I have tried several times to save a save file to a fat32 usb drive which boot Porteus good. But,never finds the savefile in Guest/porteus/savefile. Is this the wrong place?
What's the file type? Do you mean container (.dat file) ? Do you mean you have tried to move this file onto your Porteus device which run on fat32 filesystem and this hadn't worked?
Also i go through the build process of a ati legacy driver with the tool provided. It gives a xzm file in /tmp do i run the sh.run file there or move xzm file? not sure what to do with it.also another file there!
This tool is still in development. It should give an output xzm file (amd-catalyst-xxx.xzm or amd-legacy-xxx.xzm) and you should copy/move it onto your Porteus device's modules folder which is /mnt/sdXY/porteus/modules
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Re: Having trouble!

Post#3 by smuggly » 31 Dec 2012, 19:10

OK I got the ATI Part. The Savefile (porteus.dat) is saved in the guest/porteus folder. should i move it some where else so it is picked up on boot? Thanks smuggly

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Re: Having trouble!

Post#4 by Hamza » 31 Dec 2012, 19:14

Yeah, I suggests you to move it on root of your Porteus device (/mnt/sdXY) and uses it with changes cheat. Read instructions in /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt
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Re: Having trouble!

Post#5 by brokenman » 31 Dec 2012, 19:59

Welcome Smuggly. Always nice to see new members.

Let's assume your media is at /mnt/sdb1.
You can find out by opening a console and entering the following:

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grep -A1 "found in" /var/log/porteus-livedbg
Or if you prefer a GUI you can open the 'Porteus Info Centre' from the menu, go to the Porteus tab and click on bootdisk.

Lest's also assume you are using the latest Porteus v2.0rc1.

Now move your porteus.dat to the root of your device as Hamza suggested.

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mv /path/to/my/porteus.dat /mnt/sdb1/
Now you will need to add a cheatcode to porteus so it can find your new changes file when it boots. On your porteus media you will find a file called porteus.cfg.
/mnt/sdb1/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg

Open this and where you see APPEND initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus you should edit the changes= path to:
changes=/dev/sdb1/porteus.dat

You can also just hit TAB at the Porteus boot screen and edit the changes= line before booting but it will not persist to the next boot.

Any troubles with this just holler.
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Re: Having trouble!

Post#6 by smuggly » 31 Dec 2012, 20:20

Thanks. Been trying for hours. I really like the porteus setup. If i can get it right it will be great. I think your help will do it for the savefile. I,m having trouble w/My sound ATI 4250 through HDMI. I need the ATI legacy driver i think. But, Must go to work. But, I WILL Return. Thanks For All The HELP... smuggly

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