can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

New features which should be implemented in Porteus Kiosk Edition and the kiosk wizard.
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can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#1 by SJack » 04 Sep 2013, 10:30

I have the latest porteus-kiosk iso and a booting USB stick with porteus-kiosk, but i'd like to add the iso to a stick that already has syslinux and boots porteus classic, slax etc.

I have copied boot from the kiosk USB stick to /porteus-kiosk/ on the mulitboot USB stick and copied the hybrid iso to /porteus-kiosk/porteus-kiosk-v2.1-i486.iso

My porteus.cfg has the following lines

LABEL kiosk
MENU LABEL Porteus Kiosk
KERNEL /porteus-kiosk/boot/vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=/porteus-kiosk/boot/initrd.xz from=/dev/sdb1/porteus-kiosk/porteus-kiosk-v2.1-i486.iso quiet copy2ram

but all i get is

Starting Porteus Kiosk Edition <http ... >
^ device not ready yet? delaying x secconds

How can I get this to work?

Also, can I have the URL for the "kiosk base" that the wizard tries to download? I'm behind a proxy

thanks - jack

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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Sep 2013, 16:25

hi jack,

kiosk kernel can read files only from iso9660 filesystem (it wont read from FAT/ext4/etc) so you have to actually burn the ISO on CD or USB.
you could create small partition (100-200MB) designated for kiosk and burn the iso there. then you would have to extract vmlinuz and initrd.xz from the ISO and point your bootloader to them.
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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#3 by SJack » 05 Sep 2013, 08:41

The boot params (cheatcode file) seems to suggest that vmlinuz can mount an iso image to boot it (i assumed this was without having to "burn" the image to a partition.

from=/ISOs/porteus-kiosk.iso

is this still correct?

if i create a partition and dd the iso image, then i can use from_dev? I'll give it a shot and see what happens

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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#4 by fanthom » 05 Sep 2013, 08:58

kiosk version is stripped from almost all cheatcodes present in porteus standard edition ('from=' is one of them). we use very few cheats in kiosk (simplicity is the key) and you should never enter them manually. everything what is allowed is included in the wizard.
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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#5 by SJack » 05 Sep 2013, 09:06

sounds sensible.
thanks for your time.

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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#6 by SJack » 05 Sep 2013, 09:56

ok, "burning" the pk.iso to a tiny 100Mb partition on the USB key worked.

all I need now it to customise it with the wizard (it would be a shame not to get it to work and have to resort to unsquashing)

I'll update the other thread viewtopic.php?f=104&t=2565

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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#7 by sanzi » 10 Sep 2013, 09:21

I make a simple .iso file, which one works perfectly from CD. I would like to boot the computer from hdd, so I need isohybrid format. I made a new iso with the wizard, but it not worked. When boot the computer show a text like this: "Load 6 modules, it take some time, please wait", and didn't happe anything. I decided to make a isohybrid from my simple iso file. On a Porteus Desktop version i try this this command: isohybrid /path/to_kiosk.iso . The answer: bash: isohybrid: command not found . How can I use or install(?) this command on a Portable Porteus Desktop version to make my own isohybrid? Thanks!

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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#8 by sanzi » 10 Sep 2013, 16:03

I make a new isohybrid image with the Wizard, and with this the hdd boot perfectly!

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Re: can't boot hybrid porteus kiosk iso from usb

Post#9 by sanzi » 11 Sep 2013, 09:01

One information yet! Use isohybrid utility use this command in Portable Porteus Desktop: ./bin/isohybrid

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