Please send my compliments to the chef

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Please send my compliments to the chef

Post#1 by Edgregious » 19 Jul 2015, 02:15

I apologize for being so presumptuous as to offer my unsolicited opinion, but PORTEUS is AWESOME! :Yahoo!:

LXLE breathed some new life into a few XP boxes, but on an IBM T60 with 1GB RAM, the machine still looked tired. After I put PORTEUS on the hard drive, it works like something out of StarTrek (well, not the original show - better than that :) )! I love the graphical program interfaces - with functional fine detail they look like alien technology - long live skeumorphism! Down with the flat paradigm! I mean, if people like absolutely flat looking interfaces that's their problem, but when they force them on me in some puritanical zeal that's my problem. :x

Small issue I am having: if I start too many things at once, some of them start hanging and shutting down. Am I possibly supposed to have created a swap partition? I am still wrapping my head around this OS that does not install thing. I wiped the disk first and created one ext4 partition. :unknown:

One other small annoyance is that on startup it logs on as guest before I can intervene, and since I want to be root I always have to change users. I remember that this can be changed at the custom build stage, but I have a feeling that should not be necessary.

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Re: Please send my compliments to the chef

Post#2 by Bogomips » 19 Jul 2015, 02:21

Edgregious wrote:Am I possibly supposed to have created a swap partition?
Helps.
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Re: Please send my compliments to the chef

Post#3 by francois » 19 Jul 2015, 02:47

on startup it logs on as guest
You can use the login=root cheatcode.

What bootloader do you use? If you use syslinux coming with the porteus installer you can modify the /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg file on the append line:

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APPEND initrd=initrd.xz ...   ... login=root
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Re: Please send my compliments to the chef

Post#4 by Edgregious » 19 Jul 2015, 03:12

Bogomips wrote:
Edgregious wrote:Am I possibly supposed to have created a swap partition?
Helps.
Heh. Yes, it did. Thank you for the instant response!

Might you have an idea what the ~1G extended partition is, file type unknown, that appeared at the end of the disk since installation? Is this something the Porteus installer puts there? This, from GParted.

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Re: Please send my compliments to the chef

Post#5 by Edgregious » 19 Jul 2015, 03:48

francois wrote: on startup it logs on as guest
You can use the login=root cheatcode.
Thank you! Worked perfectly. After I found the correct line beginning "Append" . :)

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