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by Brock
26 Sep 2014, 18:24
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED

Thank you Mr. Brokeman, and all. Yes, indeed, let's move on.
by Brock
26 Sep 2014, 18:19
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Solitaire [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: Solitaire [SOLVED]

Well, I didn't really solve it. I just decided that I'd play solitaire on another machine. But today, I tried again to find a solitaire package using USM (Unified Slackware Package Manager). I updated the databases and ran a search for "games". A message came back that there were too many results. O...
by Brock
24 Sep 2014, 05:43
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED

Friends: Mr. Brokeman asked me what I thought, and I gave him my honest opinion. If you've heard it all before, maybe there's a reason for that. You all can argue me down if you want to, and I could counter all of those, but what it comes down to for me is this: Do I want to turn on my computer and ...
by Brock
21 Sep 2014, 00:34
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED

Brokenman: To answer your question about 'what would I have liked to have seen right from the beginning', I would say that for me, as a typical new user of Linux, the MOST important thing would be to get up and running, quickly and easily. In order to take a trip, you have to be able to get on the t...
by Brock
19 Sep 2014, 17:41
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Graphics Card Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: Graphics Card Drivers

Do you really want the full log? It was in excess of 5000 lines.
by Brock
19 Sep 2014, 02:51
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Solitaire [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Solitaire [SOLVED]

I have been searching for a Solitaire game, on USM, to install on Porteus. I've searched "Solitaire", "Games", and "Cards", with only two results, which were NOT really solitaire. I'm really surprised at this, with all the claims that Linux makes about having thousands of packages available in the r...
by Brock
19 Sep 2014, 01:45
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Graphics Card Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: Graphics Card Drivers

That was the first time I've used Pastebin. It would not let me just attached the psinfo.txt file, so instead, I cut and pasted the first 158 lines. Hopefully, you can find what you are looking for there. I did not save it as "public", but rather for private members. Here's the link: http://pastebin...
by Brock
18 Sep 2014, 17:26
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Graphics Card Drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Graphics Card Drivers

I'm running Porteus on a 10yr old machine with 512MB RAM and a 1.6 Ghz processor. The MB has an on-board VIA Video chip, but it also has an AGP slot, so I dropped in an old Matrox Parhelia AGP video card I had laying around (also ~10 yrs old). I installed Porteus with the Matrox card installed. It w...
by Brock
17 Sep 2014, 18:37
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED

I had not really intended to come back to Porteus and give it another try, but I did (long story). For other newbies who might read this, briefly, my problem was getting Porteus installed on my Hard Drive, and then getting all my changes and settings to stick. It's all fixed now. What I did was to b...
by Brock
16 Sep 2014, 16:51
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - Problem

Thank you Francois. As I said before, I do like Porteus, but not being able to install it on my hard drive, so that all my settings get saved is a deal-killer. Unfortunately, I don't understand the language that Linux people speak, and I don't expect you guys to do it for me, so the best thing is fo...
by Brock
15 Sep 2014, 19:28
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - Problem

Thanks guys. I really do appreciate your efforts to help me. This is just too complicated, so I'm moving on. Feel free to close or delete this topic.
by Brock
14 Sep 2014, 06:45
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - Problem

All, Thank you for your patience with me. Your points are well taken. I tried to run "Porteus-Installer-for-Linux.com", as suggested, and got " An error occurred while loading the Archive ". Now what? To answer some of the other questions: I left Windows because they ceased supporting (or plan to ce...
by Brock
13 Sep 2014, 07:11
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - Problem

Things seem to have gone from bad to worse. From one of the recent replies I received, it seemed that I couldn't save my changes (conveniently) because my HD was formated as FAT, so I decided to avoid the "work-arounds", and just reformat the HD in a Linux format. After a little research, I determin...
by Brock
11 Sep 2014, 06:03
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED
Replies: 23
Views: 4016

Re: Installed Porteus on a FAT formated HD - SOLVED

I installed Porteus on an old 500MB hard drive that previously had some old version of Windows installed. I deleted all the files on the HD and installed Porteus, with no problems, except that it always boots up as 'guest' instead of 'root'. I booted the standard version, using the change "login=roo...
by Brock
11 Sep 2014, 04:08
Forum: Porteus Praisers
Topic: So Far So Good
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

So Far So Good

I am new to Linux, and even newer to Porteus, however, I must say that, so far, I am very impressed with Porteus. It is small, acceptably fast running only on 256k RAM, and full featured, while taking up about 362 MB on my HD (that's pretty small!). Having just gotten the Linux bug, I've tried sever...