RE: [Solved] problem entering cheat code at splash screen

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RE: [Solved] problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#1 by oldumguy » 26 Jul 2016, 03:32

Hi, hoping someone will help an old guy who's aggravated himself trying to do something easy! -lol
I have installed Porteus v3.1-86_64 on a 16gb flash stick. I've failed at adding cheat code: nohd.
I get to the splash screen, tab to the window and printed there is: vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz copy2ram timezone = us/ central volume=85%
I've tried beaucoup combinations of things, read postings and instructions for hours, -now that's it's gotten late, hope to satisfy my mind before going to bed. Thanks in advance for your time.
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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 26 Jul 2016, 09:06

welcome to porteus :)
not sure what you mean...
when you boot, and press tab, you can the add whatever cheatcode you want, just type it in and press enter...
if you want to make it permanent, once your running, open a superuser filemanager and navigate to /mnt/<your usb>/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg and open it with the editor..
then add your cheatcode to the APPEND line:

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APPEND vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz copy2ram timezone=us/central volume=85% nohd
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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#3 by francois » 26 Jul 2016, 11:54

It is exactly that:
Press tab and enter nohd then enter key.
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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#4 by oldumguy » 26 Jul 2016, 15:52

Thanks for your replies and assistance on something that appears trivial and trust me -I feel stupid for asking.
But here's the thing, entering <TAB> at the splash screen, it reports the following string:
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz Copy to ram timezone = US/ Central volume = 85%
The first thing I tried was adding nohd to the end of the string, as follows:
vmlinuz inited=initrd.xz Copy to ram timezone = US/ Central volume = 85% nohd <ENTER>
Porteus desktop loaded, but had still discovered and listed on the left side of the desktop, the computers' internal HD.
Rebooted repeatedly w/ a bunch of seperate combinations, including: adding a / nohd, adding a -nohd, eventually backspacing
everything off the line and entering only nohd in the window.
Having read through the documentation, originally thought the following string needed to be entered:
APPEND initrd=initrd.xz changes =/porteus/ nohd [-of course, I attempted that one too!]
Very much appreciate and looking forward to your suggestions.

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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#5 by Ed_P » 26 Jul 2016, 18:12

oldumguy wrote: But here's the thing, entering <TAB> at the splash screen, it reports the following string:
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz Copy to ram timezone = US/ Central volume = 85%
Hopeful it reports:

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vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz copy2ram timezone=US/Central volume=85%
and not what you wrote

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vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz Copy to ram timezone = US/ Central volume = 85%
and when you added the nohd option you had a space/blank in front of it. Like:

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vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz copy2ram timezone=US/Central volume=85%  nohd
And don't feel bad about being new, we all were at one point. :oops:
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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#6 by oldumguy » 26 Jul 2016, 18:54

Thanks ncmprhmsbl for pointing me in the right direction as I wanted to make the change permanent and the 'simpler approach' wasn't being accepted.
I used the super user file manager and added nohd to the line as described, saved the file to proteus.cfg, it reported that it would overwrite the contents of the 'syslinux' file w/ the appended one. The good news: I rebooted and hit <tab> key at the boot screen which showed that nohd had been added to the string. The bad news: it didn't load the desktop, instead printed a message: Porteus data not found. Workaround involves copying the /porteus directory to my internal hard drive and making sure the cheat codes are correct.
The reason for wanting to use Porteus on the USB is to avoid involving the internal hard drive. And the reason for choosing the cheat code nohd is that when Porteus runs, it causes the fans in the case to speed up and the internal hard drives' activity light on the case to light up almost constantly, -two things that has not happened before.
Maybe a different cheat code will provide the correct solution?
Any ideas?

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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#7 by oldumguy » 26 Jul 2016, 19:18

Thanks Ed for your reply, It does report as you showed, and not as I typed:
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.xz copy2ram timezone=US/Central volume=85%
(I've got 3 sheets of my hand written notes in front of me and mis-read my own scribbling)
I did add nohd to the end of the string with neither a dash, or a /, just leaving a single space between 85% and nohd, when that was a no go, rebooted and tried with a dash, -reboot: next attempt: with a slash, next try: with one eye closed, next try: with my left foot off the floor, next time with my right hand behind my head, because I'm not left handed: etc... whew!, you get the idea -lol!!
Thanks for your time. -odg

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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#8 by donald » 26 Jul 2016, 19:57

oldumguy wrote:I rebooted and hit <tab> key at the boot screen which showed that nohd had been added to the string. The bad news: it didn't load the desktop, instead printed a message: Porteus data not found.
Hi
as far as i know..
'nohd' works out of the box when you are booting from CD.
when you are booting from hd/usb/flash and want to use 'nohd',
you also have to use the 'from=' cheatcode to tell booting script
on which partition your porteus is placed.

The drives might still be visible in file manager, but guest would be prompted
for root password before anything is mounted.

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Re: problem entering cheat code at splash screen

Post#9 by oldumguy » 14 Aug 2016, 19:29

Thank you, Donald, and also to: ncmprhnsbl, Francois, and Ed_P for your patience and applied assistance.
Since last post, I tried the noauto cheatcode and that worked in preventing the internal hard drive partitions' from being listed on the desktop and from being accessed. Someday I may discover the reason behind the issue, -but am happy to report that the install is working well and I'm very happy with Porteus and am being continuously impressed with it's flexibility and functionalities.
I wish to tip-my-hat to you all!!
-odg

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Re: RE: [Solved] problem entering cheat code at splash scree

Post#10 by francois » 18 Aug 2016, 04:44

We will be glad to hear from you for some more. :wink:
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