Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved]

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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...how to dual boot?

Post#61 by rgroner » 22 Mar 2015, 03:08

donald wrote:To be sure,I made a fresh XP installation :crazy: onto sda1 (ntfs) and then a porteus installation to sda2 (ext2) + bootloader
reboot into porteus,(as root) adding
LABEL xp
MENU LABEL Windows XP
KERNEL /boot/syslinux/chain.c32
APPEND hd0 1

to /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg...save file..rebooted..select XP..and it worked...
We have a winner! :beer: :Yahoo!:

Finally got to the reinstall today, and then reinstalled Porteus, and just basically did what Donald said. Works just fine.

It must have been the repartitioning before that messed something up, and then yes, you guys are probably right, i must have had two boot partitions specified when it was giving me the error.

It all works great now, which makes me pretty happy because I couldn't make heads or tails of all of the other suggestions. :%) Or at least, I'm glad I didn't have to at this point.

Now I can get back to trying to put my Kerbal on the Mun. 8)

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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...how to dual boot?

Post#62 by donald » 22 Mar 2015, 03:18

Hey rgroner..back in town...
I'm glad to see that you got it sorted...at the end.. :good:
regards

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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...how to dual boot?

Post#63 by francois » 22 Mar 2015, 03:52

Thumbs up for donald. :D

@rgroner :

It would be nice as it is fresh in you mind that you summarize the steps that permitted you to solve the problem, including those steps that you think you should have taken in the first place. Some kind of how to for the newcomer to porteus on installing porteus multiboot windows-porteus: porteus replacing a previous linux os and superceding grub2 by syslinux.

Then you could mark it solved. :)
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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...how to dual boot?

Post#64 by rgroner » 25 Mar 2015, 13:01

Ok, here's the steps, but it's basically just a repeat of what Donald said.

To have Windows XP and Porteus dual boot:
  • Partition the hard disk into two partitions. You can actually just live boot with Porteus and use gparted to do this.
  • Install Windows XP to the first partition. After install, verify system boots up to Windows XP without issues.
  • Boot from Porteus Live CD/key and run Porteus installer.
  • Install Porteus to the second partition, and have Porteus install the bootloader.
  • Reboot the system and verify it now boots into Porteus
  • Modify the /mnt/sda2/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg file and, in the same style as the other entries, add the following entry:

    Code: Select all

    LABEL xp
    MENU LABEL Windows XP
    KERNEL /boot/syslinux/chain.c32
    APPEND hd0 1
    
  • Reboot and there should now be an option to boot to Windows XP in the boot selection screen.
Thanks all! The kids have stable/safe computers for schoolwork now, and can boot into Windows XP to play some Terreria with me. :beer: Awesome.

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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved

Post#65 by Bogomips » 25 Mar 2015, 14:04

Doesn't matter if it's a repeat. Seems to me nice and clear :good:
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: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved

Post#66 by Ed_P » 28 Mar 2015, 19:49

It should be noted to anyone considering doing this. Windows XP is obsolete and no longer supported by Microsoft. This means if freshly installed it will have NONE of the security updates Microsoft released for it over the past decade. i.e. It is a major security risk if used online.
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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved

Post#67 by francois » 29 Mar 2015, 02:17

Ed, who do you try to scare? Most people people on this forum are vaccinated adults. Isn't it? This is not a ubuntu forum. 8)
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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved

Post#68 by thom_A » 29 Mar 2015, 18:05

Ed_P wrote:It should be noted to anyone considering doing this. Windows XP is obsolete and no longer supported by Microsoft. This means if freshly installed it will have NONE of the security updates Microsoft released for it over the past decade. i.e. It is a major security risk if used online.
I have no way of knowing whether a Linux distro is secure or not.

I use a number of free anti virus/spyware apps when I use Windows XP/7. I might as well mention them here: AVG, Malwarebytes, Clamwin, ADWCleaner and JRT, not to mention Win defender. I regularly run them manually, except AVG, which has realtime scan. (Let me know if you know of another reliable, trusted anti-virus/malware app and I will add it in my arsenal.) They're also the ones I use when I fix old PC's that were made unusable because of viruses. Believe it or not, one or two of these programs caught more than 300 spywares/viruses of an infected PC.

Running various anti-virus apps is logical. You'll never know whether they are actually spywares or not. So they detect each other out and you can also determine whether a virus flag is a false positive or not.

You can't do such thing in a linux environment. Clamwin is not enough.

PS

BTW, I haven't used XP in a very long while. I use Windows 7.
Just wish distros would copy things that are good in XP.
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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved

Post#69 by rgroner » 31 Mar 2015, 13:27

As an amusing addendum....


I just bought Windows 8.1 and installed it on their computers. :P

It's a somewhat complicated story as to why, but I'll just say that it suddenly made sense to do and I found it at a really good price.

Anyway, their computers seem snappy and responsive now compared to how they were under WinXP. :Yahoo!: So WinXP is no longer in use in our house (except for in a Virtual Machine. I'm keeping it on life support, just to be mean).


Thanks for the help, though. :oops:

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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved

Post#70 by Ed_P » 01 Apr 2015, 03:12

francois wrote:Ed, who do you try to scare? Most people people on this forum are vaccinated adults. Isn't it? This is not a ubuntu forum. 8)
I'm trying to warn/scare anyone who might find this thread via a Google/Bing/Yahoo/ search and wish to install an old Windows XP CD onto a Linux machine. Not talking about installing a Linux system on an existing XP machine, the opposite situation.
thom_A wrote:I have no way of knowing whether a Linux distro is secure or not.
Me either, but assume it is for the most part.
I use a number of free anti virus/spyware apps when I use Windows XP/7.
I also. Windows Defender and avast! for XP and Windows Security Essentials for Windows 7 and 8. Plus Malwarebytes scans on all 3. I use to use AVG but found avast! to have less overhead on the slower machines.
rgroner wrote:As an amusing addendum....


I just bought Windows 8.1 and installed it on their computers. :P
Thanks for the update rgroner. :good: Happy to hear XP has been put to rest.
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Re: Installed Porteus after Windows XP...now broke. [Solved

Post#71 by francois » 03 Apr 2015, 22:53

About security, see what the experts used to write answering to a neophyte:
http://old.slax.org/forum.php?action=vi ... ntID=36246
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