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by SunBurnt
25 Aug 2012, 20:41
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Mounting .xzm files. [ Solved ]
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Mounting .xzm files. [ Solved ]

I see, additional modules are shown, I expected to see the base modules as well.

Thanks fanthom...
by SunBurnt
24 Aug 2012, 03:44
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Mounting .xzm files. [ Solved ]
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Mounting .xzm files.

Now I`m really puzzled about Porteus`s mount command. In the VT type: df and no loop mounts are shown! What`s the deal with Porteus`s mount command? It`s not because of BusyBox`s half commands as Porteus doesn`t use it. This is good as it would be double compressed in a Squash based O.S. And as most...
by SunBurnt
23 Aug 2012, 06:14
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Mounting .xzm files. [ Solved ]
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Mounting .xzm files.

Thanks fanthom, don`t know why the normal mount command doesn`t work, odd... mloop worked, and I have toroot for one of my boot choices for doing this stuff. So far Porteus is the only distro. I`ve seen that uses xz for it`s Squash files. I think most of the others use lzma, but I`m not sure about t...
by SunBurnt
21 Aug 2012, 02:55
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Mounting .xzm files. [ Solved ]
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Mounting .xzm files. [ Solved ]

I`m finding that making truly portable apps. is nearly impossible. No Linux distros can mount squash files made by another one. I tried mounting 008-firefox.xzm in Porteus and it didn`t work. Logged in as root I entered in the VT: mkdir /mnt/loop mount -o loop /mnt/sda4/porteus-1.2/porteus/base/008-...
by SunBurnt
13 Aug 2012, 19:31
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Help with Porteus boot by Grub?
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

Re: Help with Porteus boot by Grub?

Thanks Ahau; I was looking at that in your examples.
Puppy does a search of all available devices and partitions if it`s not specified.
But specifying it is always faster and search code just complicates the bootup.
by SunBurnt
13 Aug 2012, 06:57
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Help with Porteus boot by Grub?
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

Re: Help with Porteus boot by Grub?

I`m not sure why, but I had the 2 Porteus dirs. in a dir. and it wouldn`t boot. So I had to move /porteus and /boot to /mnt/sda4 to get it booting. I`m going to move everything back into /mnt/sda4/porteus-1.2 and try it again. menu.lst looked like this: title Porteus-1.2 FRUGAL ( 400 GB - part.4 ) r...
by SunBurnt
12 Aug 2012, 21:29
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.
Replies: 21
Views: 4055

Re: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.

I use aufs in Puppy all the time, Now I`m using it in Porteus for the first time. It`s great for those who insist on messing with the file systems ( like us...). But little ever needs to be changed in a working O.S. that`s not a test bed. The base Squash file is small, 30-50 MB with xorg, quick for ...
by SunBurnt
09 Aug 2012, 07:17
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.
Replies: 21
Views: 4055

Re: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.

Over the years unions have gotten much better ( aufs as to unionfs ). The savings are not much considering newer cpus and large ram. Many folks like aufs, they want control over the base O. S. file tree. But it`s not necessary to micro manage it. Just rebuild it occationally. Porteus has a better to...
by SunBurnt
08 Aug 2012, 21:55
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.
Replies: 21
Views: 4055

Re: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.

I think you`re still thinking in a layered mind set... Yes / is in /rootfs ( initramfs ). The base O. S. is X desktop with a VT, editor, filer, and few other utils. ( like Tiny Core ). Apps. should be replaceable, right? There`s always a new Firefox or Chrome coming out. The only dirs. that apps. an...
by SunBurnt
08 Aug 2012, 08:19
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.
Replies: 21
Views: 4055

Re: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.

Knoppix originally used a union for merging the legacy loose file system with "live" compressed files ( Cram, Cloop, Sq.). A legacy full install of loose files needs no union, nor does a "all Squash file" O. S., and even it can have loose files in dirs. In reading on Porteus ( I`ve read the pages yo...
by SunBurnt
08 Aug 2012, 05:25
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Help with Porteus boot by Grub?
Replies: 6
Views: 3082

Help with Porteus boot by Grub?

I have Puppy Linux and Tiny Core Linus versions booting with Grub, I`d like to add Porteus to this setup. I need an example of the Grub boot code section for Porteus. Translating from ExtLinux to Grub is hazardous. I like SysLinux, ExtLinux, PxeLinux, but I happen to have this current setup... Thank...
by SunBurnt
08 Aug 2012, 05:18
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.
Replies: 21
Views: 4055

Docs and Porteus info. don`t give clear picture.

I assume that as Porteus uses aufs and Squash files, then it like Puppy makes union layers of the app. modules? Ahau: One pic. being worth Ks of words, a graphic depicting this would be great! Also one showing the module layout. A thought: If this is the case, then Porteus like Puppy has the potenti...
by SunBurnt
08 Aug 2012, 04:45
Forum: Development
Topic: Neater Package Management
Replies: 23
Views: 7028

Re: Neater Package Management

Perhaps a package setup like AppDir ? The apps. files are in a dir. and stay there and are used from there, so no need to install or uninstall. Very few links or no links are needed, and the standard desktop menu can list the apps. So they`re truly portable and separate packages, and they can be tot...