A useful poll idea

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A useful poll idea

Post#1 by Ed_P » 02 Oct 2014, 18:07

It might prove useful for developers to know how users are booting Porteus and what cheatcodes users are using.

How many are booting ISOs? What boot manager are they using, Legacy grub, grub2, grub4DOS, rEFind, etc. How many are using changes=, changes=EXIT, extramods, storage, etc. Not necessary to poll all the cheatcodes but the major ones that can impact development.

The use of Magic Folders would be good to poll for also, though not a cheatcode.
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Re: A useful poll idea

Post#2 by slack_distros_rock » 02 Oct 2014, 18:41

Ed_P wrote:It might prove useful for developers to know how users are booting Porteus and what cheatcodes users are using.

How many are booting ISOs? What boot manager are they using, Legacy grub, grub2, grub4DOS, rEFind, etc. How many are using changes=, changes=EXIT, extramods, etc. Not necessary to poll all the cheatcodes but the major ones that can impact development.
I haven't needed cheatcodes with Porteus 3.x.
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Re: A useful poll idea

Post#3 by Bogomips » 02 Oct 2014, 19:30

Think what Ed means is what is to be found from output of cat /proc/cmdline
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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Re: A useful poll idea

Post#4 by Ed_P » 02 Oct 2014, 21:38

The "cat /proc/cmdline" output does show what is being used as does looking at:

"kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/ISOs/%ISOx% changes=/porteus/changes/porteussave.dat extramod=/mnt/sda5/porteus/modules "

"APPEND initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus"

Another useful poll question would be which version are you using; i486 or x86_64.
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Re: A useful poll idea

Post#5 by fanthom » 03 Oct 2014, 08:43

from my experience i can tell that very few users would take a part in this poll:
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=3098&p=22283#p22283
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