I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#16 by francois » 02 Aug 2015, 12:46

What happened to installing to a USB drive?
You can choose the USB option if you prefer.

What's the other choice, the one to remove UNetbootin? What happpened to booting Windows??
Unless they dramatically changed their script: everything will be erased... ... Since you used unetbootin: the porteus iso, the persistence folder and the bootloader installation based on the window bootloader, only. Nothing else.

Once unetbootin has installed the windows bootloader, as I rather have porteus booting first, easybcd was the solution. 8)
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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#17 by Bogomips » 02 Aug 2015, 17:57

sedstar wrote:my first assembly code was z80A ?? lol... then 8086/8088 code
Seems like missed out on 68000, code of Sinclair QL, Linus Torwald's first microcomputer. :(
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sedstar wrote: i am a former professional programmer, and i also build computers and fix them for people... i'm ther computer guy people CALL... and i have been looking for a easy windows friendly "browse and email distro" like THIS one to try to give my customers... to keep their computers from crudding up when they browse with windows,,,

mean, I'm a computer guy, i pulled it off, you know?? there aint NO WAY any of my customers would have done this, they would have freaked out, and had to call me...

i would feel comfortable handing this out to my windows customers, as a "use this to browse so you dont crud up the windoze machine browsing" and a "use this if windows pukes on you till i GET there" thing, you know?

I mean, i can handle it as a LINUX newbie, cos i used to be a programmer? but, the average WIN user migrating to LINUX? i dont see them doing what i did.... most of my customers dont even KNOW where to FIND the file manager on WIN, let alone modify files, lol...
Now there's this guy beavering away on his ownsome lonesome in the Russian section of the forum in splendid isolation, hails from a closed town, housing something like central missile research and development facility (all very hush hush), who IMHO has done great things with Porteus. According to his profile he is an Electrical Engineer, and he unashamedly lists 'women' among his hobbies. As is to be expected, he has a clientele predominantly consisting of members of the fairer sex with Porteus, and he also sees to the women in his apartment block, services their computers and fixes them up with Porteus systems adjusted to their needs, as far as I can gather. Just a matter of where there being a will there's a way :wink:
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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#19 by francois » 08 Aug 2015, 20:55

@phhpro:
Crap!! I would appreciate the narration of a few of your adventures with unetbootin. :)
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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#21 by francois » 08 Aug 2015, 22:53

@phhpro dixit (you removed your post!!:
What's the other choice, the one to remove UNetbootin? What happpened to booting Windows?? :shock:
The first choice is windows. :D
It will boot automatically given you do not boot unetbootin (which is porteus). :twisted:
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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#22 by brokenman » 09 Aug 2015, 00:33

Getting quite off topic.

@sedstar - Given yours and other experiences with the savefile, I will try to address this for the next version of Porteus.
@everyone - feel free to offer your ideas on how it should work.
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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#23 by donald » 09 Aug 2015, 09:09

--> @everyone - feel free...<--..I do...

If a non linux Filesystem is detected than:
Porteus should boot in an emergency mode, constantly blinking red/white,
starting the Browser to display a "how to set it up Page"....oops..I forgot,
users don't / wouldn't / can't read..so maybe it would be better to start a video.
When the video has finished, some Test-questions have to be (successfully) answered to continue.
After the 3rd failed attempt, a script starts
if [ "User" = "too dumb" ]; then echo "stay with Windows!"; fi
and the maschine will shut down...

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Post#24 by Ed_P » 09 Aug 2015, 13:32

brokenman wrote:@everyone - feel free to offer your ideas on how it should work.
I think the support for updating the porteus.cfg file (line 41) when a save.dat file is created needs to be expanded to include updating the refind.conf file (line 470) when the UEFI option has been used.

Another thought would be to add the USB drive's UUID to the porteus.cfg & refind.conf files.

Part of a script I use when creating UEFI flash drives is:

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echo
echo But first, need to tweak the UUID and changes=EXIT codes in
echo the $USB/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg file and   
echo the $USB/EFI/BOOT/refind.conf file. 
echo
UUID=`blkid $DEV -o value -s UUID|cut -d\" -f 2`
echo "UUID="$UUID 
echo  
echo porteus.cfg (line 41)
echo "APPEND initrd=initrd.xz changes=EXIT:UUID:$UUID/porteussave.dat extramod=UUID:$UUID/Modules"
leafpad $USB/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg
echo
echo refind.conf (lines 468, 470 and 473)
echo "	options \"from=UUID:$UUID extramod=UUID:$UUID/Modules;UUID:$UUID/ volume=33 reboot=cold\""
echo "		add_options \"from=UUID:$UUID changes=EXIT:UUID:$UUID/porteussave.dat extramod=UUID:$UUID/Modules\""
echo "		add_options \"from=UUID:$UUID nomagic base_only norootcopy\""
leafpad $USB/EFI/BOOT/refind.conf 
echo 
Obviously not very sophisticated but the idea is something you could use when a save.dat file is created. It informs the new user that files need to be changed, what has to be changed and where.

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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#25 by Rava » 23 Sep 2015, 01:48

sedstar wrote:to be funny? i barely expect WINdoze to run in its OWN file system, lmao.... :evil:
Hi sedstar....

I see, you are an expert on Windoze OS.... How true, the above. xD

Have fun.
Cheers!
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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#26 by Ed_P » 23 Sep 2015, 04:07

Rava wrote:Hi sedstar....

I see, you are an expert on Windoze OS.... How true, the above. xD

Have fun.
You're responding to a posting made in July!! :shock:

:D
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Re: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Post#27 by Rava » 23 Sep 2015, 05:45

Ed_P wrote:You're responding to a posting made in July!! :shock:
... Here I thought what I commented on was a timeless truth... </lame excuse is lame> :)
Cheers!
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