Porteus data not found

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joffel
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Porteus data not found

Post#1 by joffel » 09 Nov 2015, 12:11

Hello!

(1) I installed Porteus on a USB drive from a windows computer. After I choose to launch with the xfce environment it says:

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starting init script
searching for porteus-v3.1-i486.sgn file
and then

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Porteus data not found.
You are maybe using an unsupported boot device.
...
However, if I add the "debug" cheatcode, everything works and the xfce environment loads. ("using Porteus data from /mnt/sdc/porteus")

(2) Moreover:
When I shut down the computer, my monitor does not recieve a signal anymore, but the LEDs and fans in my case are still on.
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Re: Porteus data not found

Post#2 by joffel » 09 Nov 2015, 12:46

I added the from= cheatcode to the APPEND line in the porteus.cfg file. Firstly, I wrote: from=/mnt/sdc/porteus , but later changed it to: from=/dev/sdc .
This is what the line looks like: APPEND initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus timezone=Europe/Berlin volume=15% kmap=de,us from=/dev/sdc
Both result in this error:

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from= cheatcode is incorrect, press enter to search through all devices
Enter -> Porteus data not found...

The .sgn file does exist in the /porteus folder and it's size is 437 bytes.

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Re: Porteus data not found

Post#3 by ncmprhnsbl » 09 Nov 2015, 13:41

welcome to porteus :)..
some usb s are a little slow. try cheatcode: delay=5 (or longer)

from /boot/doc/cheatcodes.txt

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delay=some_value

   ... To be used for devices which need extra time to settle up.
       Example: 'delay=5' will cause a 5 second delay before Porteus
       starts booting.
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Re: Porteus data not found

Post#4 by donald » 09 Nov 2015, 15:56

@joffel
It may not be the solution, but your "from" cheatcode only points to a Device
(sdc) and not to the Partition which contains Porteus. (sdc1 or sdc2..etc)
from=/mnt/sdc1/porteus...for example.

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Re: Porteus data not found

Post#5 by joffel » 09 Nov 2015, 18:13

Thanks a lot for your answers!
The delay cheatcode did the trick. I had to delay the process for 17 seconds though (no wonder I got this one for free :D ) - so I just bought a new tiny device that I can put on my key ring. Only takes 4 seconds now, shutdown working as well. Loving it :oops:

A little hint somewhere on the website or in the readme/install guide would be helpful.

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