Installing Porteus Kiosk 3.7 using a USB pendrive

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Installing Porteus Kiosk 3.7 using a USB pendrive

Post#1 by macpat » 04 Jul 2017, 13:02

Hi

I'm a big noob using linux but I need to install Porteus Kiok 3.7 in one PC but I don't have a CD/DVD drive.

Is it possible to install using a USB pendrive? I was able to create a boot USB pendrive using the Win32DiskManager with Porteus Kiosk ISO file but doesn't appear the option to make the install on the PC.

What I need to do? What is wrong?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Installing Porteus Kiosk 3.7 using a USB pendrive

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Jul 2017, 13:46

Hello macpat,

There could be a couple of reasons. Please generate debug report and send it to support@porteus-kiosk.org:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/screens/news/150829/report.png

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Re: Installing Porteus Kiosk 3.7 using a USB pendrive

Post#3 by macpat » 05 Jul 2017, 11:01

Hi

This time I connected the PC to the internet and so there appeared more configuration options and in the end the installation option.

The PC I am trying to configure will be in a closed network without internet access with the different IP ranges of my internet network.

Is not it possible to make all the settings without internet access?

Thank you

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Re: Installing Porteus Kiosk 3.7 using a USB pendrive

Post#4 by fanthom » 05 Jul 2017, 11:34

You need internet access in order to install kiosk.

You could workaround this as follows:
1) Generate kiosk ISO on PC with internet access
2) Save the ISO on usb stick (do not install, just save ISO on FAT formatted usb using wizard)
3) Boot any live linux on target PC
4) Burn generated ISO on kiosk hard drive:

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cat porteus-kiosk.iso > /dev/sda
(run 'blkid' command and find correct drive letter if necessary)

If you are installing the kiosk on usb stick and not the hard drive then procedure is much simpler:
1) boot installation ISO on a PC with internet access, configure networking, other kiosk settings
2) change network settings manually in the wizard to match destination network (IP, gateway, wifi password, etc) just before the installation:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/screens/wizard/config.png
3) install kiosk on usb stick and boot it on target PC, everything should work as normal

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Re: Installing Porteus Kiosk 3.7 using a USB pendrive

Post#5 by macpat » 05 Jul 2017, 14:39

Many thanks for your support

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