when the installer fails

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when the installer fails

Post#1 by quotaholic » 08 Oct 2013, 13:34

What is the recommended recovery when the installer fails? I tried building 3.11-2 after patching w/aufs3-standalone and each time (five tries now) I get a corrupted install. The usb stick reboots fine before install. I can test to see all the kernel changes I made but when I go to install it gets ugly. Even though I select "Always Fresh" from the boot menu the usb stick fails to boot after the failed install attempt as it seems to be copying things from the internal drive. Again I am selecting Always Fresh and the usb stick will not boot without inheriting the contents of sda1.

If the install went about 90 percent I can boot to a gui but get errors saying that /dev/sda1 is a system partition. If I select always fresh this last time around it wont get past Skipping /rootcopy in init. Other times it inherits the sda1 problems.

I will use a puppy usb stick to erase the drive then convert back to Porteus to see if manually copying the contents of sdb1 to sda1 have a different effect. Is there a better way to deal with a bad install?

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Re: when the installer fails

Post#2 by brokenman » 09 Oct 2013, 01:46

Upgrading your kernel (currently at 3.11.4) should be as simple as building your kernel. Copying the vmlinuz into the syslinux directory, updating 000-kernel.xzm following fanthoms HOWTO on the main website and then rebooting. You should need to reinstall as the bootloader is not being upgraded. If you choose to re-install then from a console change into the boot directory and run the installer script.

http://www.porteus.org/tutorials/20-dev ... ernel.html

Maybe I misunderstood your situation.
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