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Post#1 by Luke-of-techland » 23 Jul 2017, 14:53

Okay, first of all, I love the new version of Porteus! The KDE plasma desktop looks awesome. And is that the rEFInd bootloader I see?

But about the problem I'm having.. I hate to ask such a n00b question, but I have tried everything I can think of and Porteus still refuses to use my save file. Currently it's at porteus/changes/saveme.dat on my flash drive.

I've edited the porteus.cfg file and tried all the following:

changes = /porteus/changes
changes = /porteus/changes/saveme
changes = /porteus/changes/saveme.dat
changes = mnt/sda1/porteus/changes/saveme.dat

To no avail. :wall: My flash drive has a fat32 filesystem, and I'm running the newest version of Porteus. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Post#2 by Bogomips » 23 Jul 2017, 16:38

Welcome to Porteus. Have you already read through Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide) ? Might maybe be of help. :)
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Post#3 by jssouza » 23 Jul 2017, 16:58

Wow! Come on Bogomips! Do you think that would help?!!

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 23 Jul 2017, 17:29

Luke-of-techland wrote:
23 Jul 2017, 14:53
And is that the rEFInd bootloader I see?
Luke-of-techland did you change the Porteus parms in the reFIND /EFI/BOOT/refind.conf file?
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Post#5 by jssouza » 23 Jul 2017, 17:47

Ed?p even if he did, do you think that solves his problems? Have you checked how linuxrc works wrt this behavior? Wow!

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Post#6 by Ed_P » 23 Jul 2017, 17:54

Well jssouza I have been using Porteus's changes= cheatcode for 4 yrs so I think I have a clue. Have you? :wink:
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Post#7 by Bogomips » 23 Jul 2017, 18:02

^ OP had obviously not read Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide). or would have known was editing wrong file. Wasn't entirely certain but looks like this confirms. 8)
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Post#8 by jssouza » 23 Jul 2017, 18:06

Ed_P wrote:
23 Jul 2017, 17:54
Well jssouza I have been using Porteus's changes= cheatcode for 4 yrs so I think I have a clue. Have you? :wink:
Briliant!
So, I assume you know the diiference between
grep changes =
and
grep changes=
??

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Post#9 by brokenman » 23 Jul 2017, 20:20

Welcome to Porteus Luke-of-techland!

Glad you like the new version. I'll assume you have some technical knowledge because of your handle and location and also because you recognised rEFInd. If you are indeed using rEFInd then be sure to edit the correct config file. Instead of porteus.cfg you should be editing refind.conf. Also be careful with spaces in your changes= line. There should be no spaces.

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Post#10 by Ed_P » 23 Jul 2017, 20:47

jssouza wrote:
23 Jul 2017, 18:06
So, I assume you know the diiference between
grep changes =
and
grep changes=
:D Valid point jssouza but since he didn't have code tags around it I took it to mean he was speaking figuratively rather than technically.

Luke in the refind.conf file you want to add:

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	submenuentry "Save changes" {
		add_options "changes=/porteus"
    }
No grep needed, but do note the quotes. :wink:
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Post#11 by Luke-of-techland » 24 Jul 2017, 21:40

Thanks for the warm welcome and all the help! I wasn't expecting everyone to be this helpful, guess I'm used to other Linux forums. :P I think the missing piece was the 3.2.2 getting started post -- I've been using the outdated guide on the website. I'll definitely try editing the rEFInd configuration file. Cheers!

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