Guest problem

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Re: Guest problem

Post#46 by nixlower0 » 23 Jan 2014, 18:52

So I should boot into "Always fresh" or erase the "changes=" cheatcode and then erase all directories and subdirectories under changes folder? I'm I right? For example:

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rm -rf /"where_is_located_changes"
Right?

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Re: Guest problem

Post#47 by tome » 24 Jan 2014, 20:58

You are right and you can also rename changes folder instead it delete.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#48 by nixlower0 » 25 Jan 2014, 21:30

tome wrote:You are right and you can also rename changes folder instead it delete.
I just renamed and created a new "changes" directory. When I boot into a "RazorQt" mode, I noticed nothing changed and the guest login problem still there and on "Always fresh" mode all okay. So, maybe it's an installation problem. I will download again Porteus 2.1, if it will be the same then it is an USB drive problem or I will test Porteus 3.0 rc1.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#49 by francois » 25 Jan 2014, 21:38

@nixlower:
This seems impossible. :(

Where is the old changes folder in your file structure anb what is its new name?
Where is the new changes folder in your file structure?
Where is the syslinux.cfg in your file structure?

You can use mc (midnight commander) in command line to find your folders using the menu at the top to find your folders. :wink:
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Re: Guest problem

Post#50 by tome » 25 Jan 2014, 21:40

I am 99% sure it is not download or pendrive problem. Maybe you rename wrong changes folder - that is not used - on another partition. Don't create changes folder - it is automatically created during start.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#51 by nixlower0 » 26 Jan 2014, 10:10

I went to /mnt/sdb1/porteus and there changed the name of "cahnges" to "shanges" folder and created a new one - empty "changes". Is that correct?
My "porteus.cfg" file is in /mnt/sdb1/boot/syslinux, here is the first boot line:

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LABEL razor
MENU LABEL Graphics mode (Razor)
KERNEL vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus 
TEXT HELP
    Run Porteus the best way we can.
    Try to autoconfigure graphics
    card and use the maximum
    allowed resolution
ENDTEXT

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Re: Guest problem

Post#52 by tome » 26 Jan 2014, 15:10

I think it's correct if you have not /mnt/sda1/porteus folder or similar like sda3. You should additionally change changes=/porteus cheatcode to changes=/mnt/sdb1/porteus and it would be better specified.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#53 by nixlower0 » 26 Jan 2014, 17:20

I found with command "fdisk -l" my Porteus usb drive is sdc1 so I changed to this:

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LABEL razor
MENU LABEL Graphics mode (Razor)
KERNEL vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=initrd.xz changes=[b]/mnt/sdc1/porteus[/b]
Still nothing. On RazorQt (normal boot) I still cannot login as guest user only as root. On Always fresh all right.

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Re: Guest problem

Post#54 by francois » 26 Jan 2014, 23:07

Lets try another one. This time we will use the uuid code of your usb key, see:
http://www.porteus.org/tutorials/26-gen ... -them.html

Get it with (the ouput is for my usb install porteus system):

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root@porteus:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="System" UUID="289C7CB19C7C7AE0" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda2: LABEL="TI30846800A" UUID="DE62838A628365DD" TYPE="ntfs" 
...

...
/dev/loop70: TYPE="squashfs" 
/dev/sdb1: UUID="cb81a316-66b7-4a04-9760-43357614fc06" TYPE="ext2" 
root@porteus:~# 
This would mean that for my usb key on /dev/seb1, the append line would be modified this way:

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APPEND initrd=initrd.xz from=UUID:cb81a316-66b7-4a04-9760-43357614fc06 changes=/porteus/changes
Modify your APPEND line accordingly, and lets take no chances lets put changes in the instructions. Just replace with your Unique Universal ID. :)
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Re: Guest problem

Post#55 by nixlower0 » 06 Feb 2014, 19:55

Hello francois and all other forum-mates who tried to help me! Thanks a lot for you big patience, but nothing you told me, helped. Today I tried to re-install Porteus 2.1 RazorQt, but I didn't succeed. Previously I checked for "bad-blocks" my USB drive with PartedMagic CD and formated it over and over again to Ext4 and FAT32. Then I boot into SparkyLinux GameOver and tried to copy "boot" and "porteus" directories, but I got "permission denied". So I found how to change the read-write permission on my USB drive (from Terminal as root I launched "pcmafm" file-manager and edited "Permissions"). Then I was able to copy and execute any file on my drive. After I installed Porteus *.com and rebooted I was able to boot as I used to - RazorQt (normal mode), without entering any login information. So, my "case" is closed ;) Many thanks!!!

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