!!! What now?? [Solved]

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!!! What now?? [Solved]

Post#1 by Ed_P » 29 Mar 2014, 04:14

On an NTFS partition, sda6, I had two Porteus ISO systems;


along with several other ISOs. The Porteus systems each have their own save.dat file:


and each system worked independently of the other, except for a shared /porteusmodules folder.

I determine that my Porteus systems need their own partition so I copy everything from sda6 to sda5, another NTFS partition, using my Windows 7 system. I copy folders and files exactly as they were on the sda6 partition.

Porteus 3.0 with it's changes=EXIT:/porteus/changes/porteussave.dat cheatcode works the same as before.

Porteus 2.1 with it's changes=EXIT:/porteussave.dat cheatcode works differently. It doesn't load it's 2.1 /porteussave.dat file, it loads the 3.0 /porteus/changes/porteussave.dat file instead.

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guest@porteus:~$ ./bootmode.sh
quiet from=/ISOs/Porteus-RazorQT-v2.1-x86_64.iso changes=EXIT:/porteussave.dat extramod=/mnt/sda5/porteusmodules 
WHY!!! And how is it doing it and how do I correct it?? I am becoming very leary of this system at this point.
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Re: !!! What now??

Post#2 by fanthom » 29 Mar 2014, 04:54

in 3.0 there was a change in how the 'changes=' cheatcode behaves (now it checks booting media in first place and then searches other devices).
anyway - every person who has multiple porteus installations should use full paths (UUID: recommended) in cheatcodes to avoid troubles.
please read /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt for details how to use UUID: extension.
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