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by gotPortee
30 Mar 2019, 22:23
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Here is the final product written to etc/grub.d/40_custom Notes follow below menuentry 'Porteus Linux' { recordfail savedefault load_video gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode insmod gzio if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='hd0,msdos6' linux ...
by gotPortee
29 Mar 2019, 15:55
Forum: MATE
Topic: System hanging with USM -u all
Replies: 3
Views: 129

System hanging with USM -u all

hmm. I guess I'm also wondering how long it should take to download the CHECKSUMS.md5.gz?

I'm on a residential DSL connection.
If the download takes longer than 30 minutes would that be a confirmation its hung up?
by gotPortee
28 Mar 2019, 04:38
Forum: MATE
Topic: System hanging with USM -u all
Replies: 3
Views: 129

System hanging with USM -u all

Hi All,
After installing Porteus 3.0 MATE into a hard drive I tried to do an update.
USM -u all

The system seems to keep hanging at CHECKSUM.md5.db
I'm guessing this may be due to the system being installed on HD?

Thanks in advance!
by gotPortee
28 Mar 2019, 04:32
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Ed So gotPortee you said you got your system to boot. :Bravo: :Yahoo!: Have you tried the test menu I showed you? Yes I'm using it as we speak - sorry I thought I mentioned that before. I'll eventually transpose it into Grub2's 40_custom file. I was editing the grub.cfg file as that was easier for t...
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 21:11
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Thank you Ed - for sticking with me!
It is now saving changes.
I realized also that I had the /Porteus - with uppercase P and this was wrong.
The system couldn't find this folder at boot up.

I did use your latest menu code and it is working now!
Big huge thanks!!
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 18:01
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

I removed the text "ro recovery nomodeset"

And it didn't make a difference

And I don't understand what neko is doing - is that code to create the dat file?
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 17:02
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

I've been trying different solutions such as adding EXIT

changes=EXIT:UUID:5b0b2620-6c98-43a9-b0aa-ad18b60c1df0/porteus/porteussaved.dat

But this isn't working either

Where is the RO cheatcode located?
I assume this means "R"ead "O"only?
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 14:53
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Thanks Ed, I added this to the menuentry script. And then booted into Porteus and changed the desktop to a solid color. Then rebooted - but the change I made to the desktop did not keep. Am I missing something? You mentioned the option parameter of changing on exit - but I would prefer to have chang...
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 13:50
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Actually I the partition is formatted for ext4 Even though this is the case - the grub2 code does reference "msdos" for some reason. If I understand you, I have to also add into the "menuentry" code - a parameter called "changes" which includes the UUID and the path where the PorteusSaved.dat file i...
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 01:22
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Working on trying to save a PorteusSaved.dat file
Have created it but Porteus doesn't appear to be saving to it.
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 00:15
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Ok, now I have another issue. I changed the desktop background setting - but after reboots it isn't saving that change. And I added my WIFI credentials and that didn't come up in the next reboot. So I'm thinking its not saving user changes. I understand there may be some config file internal within ...
by gotPortee
27 Mar 2019, 00:06
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Ok after a dozen reboots I finally got it by pulling samples out of the grub.cfg which file the grub scripts create. I was able to acquire the correct UUID from the PartedMagic boot-uable utility. menuentry 'Porteus Linux' { recordfail savedefault load_video gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode insmod gzio if [ ...
by gotPortee
26 Mar 2019, 14:02
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Thank you Ed, But what I have is three partitons. A small one in which I intended to put the MBR The second one has Ubuntu Mate The third one has Porteus I will try changing the set root string and see if that makes a difference. I'm assuming the "initrd /32bit_v30/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz" would be ...
by gotPortee
26 Mar 2019, 05:04
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Thanks!
Here is what it is:
I wonder if the problem is in the set root parameter?

menuentry "porteus" {
set root=(hd0,5)
linux /32bit_v30/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/dev/sda6/32bit_v30 changes=EXIT:/32bit_v30/mate login=root
initrd /32bit_v30/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
}
by gotPortee
26 Mar 2019, 00:48
Forum: MATE
Topic: trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 696

trying to setup grub2 for Porteus Mate

Hi All, I've installed Porteus 3.0 Mate on a second partition in a HD. The other OS is Ubuntu Mate. The OS probe used in grub2 doesn't recognize Porteus so I have to setup the menu entry manually. I've created a menu entry in the 40_custom file for Porteus but it doesn't work correctly. I acquired t...