Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

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Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#1 by waldmattis » 28 Jan 2017, 20:06

Hello,
today for the first time I installed Porteus in its last 32bit edition.

Before its installation my computers bootscreen showed several systems to choose from for booting
- Windows 7
- Linux MX-16
- Mint 18.1 LMDE
- Xubuntu
- Mint 18.1 Serena
- two or three more

After installation of Porteus the bootscreen only showed to choose from
- Windows 7
- Porteus

gparted said, all partitions are there as before.

Okay, pro forma I reinstalled Xubuntu to have the boot information refreshed.


After rebooting the bootscreen showed all OSs again, that had been installed before Porteus,
but now, there is no longer a boot entry for Porteus.
gparted shows, that Porteus` partition is still alive.


What can I do to have all previosly installed OSs plus Porteus.
Thanks a lot for every help.

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Karl

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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#2 by Bogomips » 28 Jan 2017, 20:38

Welcome to Porteus.

Please provide name of boot loader giving multiboot functionality shown in your post.
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#3 by waldmattis » 28 Jan 2017, 21:30

@Bogomips

Good evening.
I made a mistake in my 1. posting.
I was not the 32bit version of porteus, but

the installers were from the Distros
Porteus-v3.2.2 final, 64bit
After installation only boot options for Windows and Porteus remained

reinstalled
lubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64
After its installation all previous boot options appeared again,
but boot entry for Porteus was no longer shown

In both cases I decided to install boot information to boot sector sda1.
Lubuntu uses grub
Porteus I don know.

Thank you.
Regards
Karl

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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#4 by Ed_P » 28 Jan 2017, 22:14

waldmattis wrote:reinstalled
lubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64
After its installation all previous boot options appeared again,
but boot entry for Porteus was no longer shown
I have no idea how Lubuntu finds other installed systems. If the multiboot screen that it shows is grub based maybe manually adding something like this to it's grub.cfg file will work for you.

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menuentry "Porteus 3.0.1 - installed" --class slackware   --class icon-porteus  {
     search -f /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz --set=root
     echo "USB root is:          "$root
     set porteus_parms="volume=33 reboot=cold" 

     echo "Porteus parms are:    "$porteus_parms
     echo
     sleep -v -i 37

     linux /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz $porteus_parms
     initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
     echo "Booting Porteus"
}
Ed

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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#5 by waldmattis » 30 Jan 2017, 21:42

Hi,
I found a workaround, that makes all OSs bootable again after installing Porteus.

Just install Puppy Tahrpup 6.0.5, 64bit AFTER!!!! the installation of Porteus.
When installed in FRUGAL-Mode Tahrpup does not need its own partition,
but can be installed as a folder only, which is very small.

After that pro forma installation, in the bootscreen all my OSs including Porteus and Windows
are shown again to select from.

I can live with this workaround.
Tahrpupp is the only distro from 8, that I tested, that can restore the boot options.

Best regards
Karl

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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#6 by Ed_P » 31 Jan 2017, 01:46

Thanks for the update Karl. :good:

Is the Puppy Tahrpup 6.0.5 boot screen grub based? grub2 based? something else based? :)
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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#7 by waldmattis » 06 Feb 2017, 07:12

Ups,
my last reply was deleted?!

Summary:
I tried nearly all flavors of porteus.
The only one, which works with my computer is Cinnamon 64bit, v3.2.2final

No endless loop when booting
German keyboard works

No
INIT: Id "x1" respawning too fast: disabled for five minutes

No damaged bootinfo after manual correction of system time
etc.

All the problems I described persist with other flavours.
And I did the different installations in the exact same manner:

Boot from DVD and use the Porteus-installer to install to always the same USB-stick.
I am no techie and do not know, where the different behavior from the different flavours come from.

I finally came to the status, that I can now evaluate porteus qualities.

Thank you to all who tried to help.
Regards
Karl

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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#8 by ncmprhnsbl » 06 Feb 2017, 07:27

Ed_P wrote:Is the Puppy Tahrpup 6.0.5 boot screen grub based? grub2 based? something else based?
from memory(mine that is) Puppy(s) generally uses Grub4Dos... which seems to be better(than some ) at detecting OS s..
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Re: Porteus has bootproblems with Multiinstallation-System

Post#9 by francois » 07 Feb 2017, 01:14

I have proposed a solution to your problem viewtopic.php?f=81&t=6635

Did you try it?
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