3.1 .sgn file missing [Solved]

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3.1 .sgn file missing [Solved]

Post#1 by Ed_P » 12 Dec 2014, 20:41

Just downloaded the new Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.iso file and booting fails with porteus-v3.1-x86_64.sgn file missing. Using the same boot parms that I used with the 12/8 version of the .iso file and the .sgn file is in the .iso. Something changed?

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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#2 by fanthom » 12 Dec 2014, 21:50

nothing has changed, i'm sure it's users fault.
there is no such thing like Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.sgn by default so if you added it then you have to use 'sgnfile=' cheatcode correctly.
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#3 by Ed_P » 12 Dec 2014, 22:36

Disregard the posting characters. The actual error msg is all in lowercase characters. "searching for porteus-v3.1-x86_64.sgn" and it isn't being found. No user error, I'm booting the ISO.

I redownloaded the ISO and retried to boot it, same problem.

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set ISO31=Porteus-LXQt-v3.1-x86_64.iso



title Porteus 3.1   Always Fresh  \n186MB\n %ISO31% 
find --set-root                       /ISOs/%ISO31%
map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0   /ISOs/%ISO31% (0xff) 
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz    from=/ISOs/%ISO31% volume=40  
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz

title Porteus 3.1   Always Fresh +\n186MB\n %ISO31% with networks 
find --set-root                       /ISOs/%ISO31%
map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0   /ISOs/%ISO31% (0xff) 
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz    from=/ISOs/%ISO31% extramod=/porteus3.1/modnetwork volume=40  
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz

title Porteus 3.1   changes=EXIT  \n186MB\n %ISO31%  
find --set-root                       /ISOs/%ISO31%
map --heads=0 --sectors-per-track=0   /ISOs/%ISO31% (0xff) 
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz    from=/ISOs/%ISO31% changes=EXIT:/porteus3.1/changes/porteussave.dat extramod=/porteus3.1/Modules volume=40 ramsize=80%  
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz


These all worked yesterday.


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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#4 by brokenman » 13 Dec 2014, 01:34

"searching for porteus-lxqt-v3.1-x86_64.sgn" and it isn't being found.
It certainly won't find that. The file to look for is: porteus-v3.1-i486.sgn regardless of what desktop environment you are using. I'm sure if you boot in fresh mode with no extramod or rootcopy stuff you will find it works. I just download a Porteus-LXQt-v3.1-i486 iso and booted from it without any problems.
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#5 by Ed_P » 13 Dec 2014, 04:51

brokenman wrote:The file to look for is: porteus-v3.1-i486.sgn
Wrong. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Uj3O ... sp=sharing Booting AF mode. Same results in any other mode also.
brokenman wrote: I just download a Porteus-LXQt-v3.1-i486 iso and booted from it without any problems.
I'm happy for you :) now try the one I downloaded.
Ed_P wrote:Just downloaded the new Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.iso file and booting fails
And to be clear, the .iso that I downloaded 4 days ago, with the same name, booted, in all modes. How else could I have been able to report this bug: viewtopic.php?f=132&t=4120
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#6 by fanthom » 13 Dec 2014, 19:13

obviously brokenman knows that it is porteus-v3.1-x86_64.sgn for 64bit arch.
the problem is that your setup looks for:
porteus-lxqt-v3.1-x86_64.sgn
and 'lxqt' string is not present in any sgn file by default.
this is your problem.

next time when booting fails please run 'cat /proc/cmdline' and show us screenshot/photo.

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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#7 by Ed_P » 13 Dec 2014, 20:20

fanthom wrote:the problem is that your setup looks for:
porteus-lxqt-v3.1-x86_64.sgn
and 'lxqt' string is not present in any sgn file by default.
this is your problem
My setup does not look for porteus-lxqt-v3.1-x86_64.sgn it looks for Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.iso. Your 12/12/14 Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.iso file is looking for porteus-v3.1-x86_64.sgn and not finding it. See the screen shot I posted earlier: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Uj3O ... view?pli=1
next time when booting fails please run 'cat /proc/cmdline' and show us screenshot/photo.

thanks
Image If it doesn't boot how do I run a command? Image

Please look at the screen shot I posted above.

BTW The Porteus-LXQt-v3.1-x86_64.iso file dated 12/8/14 doesn't have the problem. So I suspect the problem is tied to your EFI change, and this isn't an EFI machine.
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#8 by brokenman » 13 Dec 2014, 21:49

I'm happy for you :) now try the one I downloaded.
Way to ask for help. Not.
My setup does not look for porteus-lxqt-v3.1-x86_64.sgn it looks for Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.iso.
You led us down the garden path thinking that the .sgn string was wrong (you have edited your first post). I downloaded a version to test it (arch difference is of no consequence) and found nothing wrong. I won't be chasing this ghost.
and this isn't an EFI machine.
Then how could you suspect that any EFI change is related?
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#9 by fanthom » 13 Dec 2014, 22:09

If it doesn't boot how do I run a command?
maybe you could read messages posted on the screen when porteus fails to boot? last sentence is crucial

anyway - i have just setup booting from the ISO and it works perfectly well for me:

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root@porteus:/home/guest# cat /proc/cmdline 
quiet from=Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.iso
root@porteus:/home/guest# cat /var/log/porteus-livedbg 
# Recognized devices:
/dev/sda1: UUID="ac8d44b2-3518-4bab-b56c-d98d98816f1d" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda2: LABEL="Porteus-Kiosk" TYPE="iso9660" 
/dev/sda3: UUID="6559f0c1-8648-4008-bb52-b4abdfec029f" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
/dev/sda4: LABEL="stuff" UUID="120a9458-07c9-4e50-a9ec-894ad115e101" TYPE="ext4" 

# Booting device:
/mnt/sda4

# Porteus data found in:
/mnt/isoloop/porteus

# Changes are stored in:
memory

# Non standard /rootcopy dir:
none

# Modules activated during boot time:
/mnt/isoloop/porteus/base/000-kernel.xzm
/mnt/isoloop/porteus/base/001-core.xzm
/mnt/isoloop/porteus/base/002-xorg.xzm
/mnt/isoloop/porteus/base/003-lxqt.xzm
/mnt/isoloop/porteus/base/04-firefox.xzm
i have downloaded the ISO right now. maybe your one is corrupted? did you check md5sum?
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#10 by brokenman » 13 Dec 2014, 22:21

Look at your 'set' option in your config (your second post) above and then look at the name of the ISO in the link that you asked me so nicely to download. Could user error possibly be the problem?
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#11 by Ed_P » 14 Dec 2014, 01:29

brokenman wrote:
I'm happy for you :) now try the one I downloaded.
Way to ask for help. Not.
Hey I had a smilie. I was being nice. Honest.
My setup does not look for porteus-lxqt-v3.1-x86_64.sgn it looks for Porteus-LXQT-v3.1-x86_64.iso.
You led us down the garden path thinking that the .sgn string was wrong
Apparently but that wasn't my intent. I couldn't remember the exact name of the .sgn file and thought it was the same as the name of the .iso file. I was wrong. Sorry.
and this isn't an EFI machine.
Then how could you suspect that any EFI change is related?
The fixes that were going to be included in the 12/12/14 file noted here: viewtopic.php?f=132&t=4120&p=29771#p29762
brokenman wrote:Look at your 'set' option in your config (your second post) above and then look at the name of the ISO in the link that you asked me so nicely to download. Could user error possibly be the problem?
If so I'm not seeing it. I am booting the ISO I downloaded. If I spelled/keyed it wrong I wouldn't be booting at all. The parms are a copy of the ones I use for 2.1 and 3.0 and 3.0 still boots ok. It's what I'm using now. And they work for the 12/8/14 download with the same name.
fanthom wrote:If it doesn't boot how do I run a command?
maybe you could read messages posted on the screen when porteus fails to boot? last sentence is crucial
:oops:
Thank you fanthom. And now you see why reading isn't good for me.
anyway - i have just setup booting from the ISO and it works perfectly well for me:
Wow!! :shock: So the problem is on my end. Ok, that's a relief. I was concerned that there was a problem with the ISO, and that it would effect others. I will retry the ISO and your commands and get back to you with their results.
i have downloaded the ISO right now. maybe your one is corrupted? did you check md5sum?
I did not check the md5sum. Don't know how actually, but i did consider the file could be corrupted and downloaded it a 2nd time, using a different OS even, but same results.

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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#12 by brokenman » 14 Dec 2014, 02:25

If so I'm not seeing it.
There is a difference in capital T on the end of LXQt. I don't know what filesystem you are booting from but this may be the problem.
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#13 by Ed_P » 14 Dec 2014, 04:54

brokenman wrote:
If so I'm not seeing it.
There is a difference in capital T on the end of LXQt. I don't know what filesystem you are booting from but this may be the problem.
Good eyes Mr. brokenman. Very good eyes. Yes, the 12/8 download downloaded with a lower case "t" and the update 12/12 file had an uppercase "T". The files are stored on a NTFS file system and Grub4DOS is indeed case sensitive (I believe it's Linux based) so why it didn't balk I don't know. I will try a "T" and see if it helps. Thanks.

@fanthom This is the debug shell screen: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Uj3O ... sp=sharing as run under my QEMU virtual machine.
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Re: 3.1 .sgn file missing

Post#14 by Ed_P » 14 Dec 2014, 05:12

brokenman wrote:There is a difference in capital T on the end of LXQt. I don't know what filesystem you are booting from but this may be the problem.
Wow!! And we have a solution. :Bravo: Grub4DOS didn't have a problem with the filename's case difference, which I don't understand, but Porteus certainly did once it got started.

Congratulations Image Mr. brokenman. And thank you. :beer:
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