Total Newbie Guide to Standalone

Here you can post about the issues related to modifications performed manually (not through the kiosk wizard). Example: swapped kernel, added 3rd party modules or files.
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Total Newbie Guide to Standalone

Post#1 by Woodland » 29 Dec 2016, 02:12

So I have this old Acer Aspire 5630 laptop given to me and I thought it would be a good idea to have it at work as a kiosk since my boss likes to order absolutely everything that comes in the flyer (weather or no it’s a good idea but that’s neither here nor there)

I played around with Porteus a but and it seems to be what I need. What I’m looking to do is build a webpage with publisher (since I’m familiar with it) and have a complete stand-alone system

The first problem I am running into is figuring out exactly to get the webpage on the computer itself. Do I need to install another operating system or use something like knoppix to install a file system?

Some of what I read points to “cheat codes” that need to be used but I do not know how to either get a command prompt, or, if a file should be modified outside of the usb stick/iso that I’ve been playing around with.

There was mention of a boot.cfg file that I am unable to locate on the stick itself, and with my unfamiliarity with linux I an left to wonder if it’s not installed on the hard drive itself.

I have also seen screen-shots of a GUI I have no idea how to access

It’s almost too bad I don’t have a server that can host the webpage because then I could use that URL as the only thing in the “white list” and this kiosk would be set up in about 3 seconds

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Re: Total Newbie Guide to Standalone

Post#2 by fanthom » 29 Dec 2016, 09:56

Hello Woodland,

Yes - you need 3rd party system (like CentOS) which would work as a webserver.

Its also possible to modify kiosk ISO and include LAMP stack in it. This way you could host the webpage on a localhost. If you are interested in this solution then i would recommend kiosk customized builds service:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

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Re: Total Newbie Guide to Standalone

Post#3 by Woodland » 30 Dec 2016, 02:23


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Re: Total Newbie Guide to Standalone

Post#4 by fanthom » 30 Dec 2016, 11:16

Its still relevant if your webpage is static.
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