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by nanZor
13 Jul 2019, 09:40
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Window size
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Window size

Something is funky there, but in situations like that I use the old Linux trick: Hold down the ALT key, and then click and hold the mouse in the window and drag it so you can actually see the bottom of the window - or any options you need. I've been in this catch-22 situation before where I made my ...
by nanZor
11 Jul 2019, 10:40
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Porteus on UEFI-ONLY: rock solid boot!
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Porteus on UEFI-ONLY: rock solid boot!

Honorable Mention: Although I rely solely on the included usb burning utilties in the Porteus iso, or other utilities inside once running, I think this deserves honorable mention. RUFUS will also burn perfectly well for a UEFI-ONLY machine like many of mine are. All you have to do is tell it the pa...
by nanZor
10 Jul 2019, 20:53
Forum: Community effort
Topic: Porteus Kernel Builder
Replies: 646
Views: 88353

Porteus Kernel Builder

Neko - thank you very much for all your kernel work! Outstanding. Ed - the UEFI spec doesn't really mandate use of vfat. You can use ANY filesystem you want for EFI partitions, as long as your efi driver supports it. Hence, if one really wanted to, they could be "fat free" and run solely say from an...
by nanZor
10 Jul 2019, 05:09
Forum: Community effort
Topic: Porteus Kernel Builder
Replies: 646
Views: 88353

Porteus Kernel Builder

I have. I just ran it on the latest Porteus x86_64 RC, saved the logs, and rebooted. Pretty uneventful, although after reboot, it hangs at Launching NTFS EFI Loader 'EFI\bootx64.efi' Which I think means that perhaps ntfs support is not part of the bootx64.efi options? I'm not a bootloader creator, j...
by nanZor
10 Jul 2019, 02:21
Forum: Community effort
Topic: Porteus Kernel Builder
Replies: 646
Views: 88353

Porteus Kernel Builder

FAT supports EFI, but you can't boot EFI witih NTFS. Actually you can. That's one reason why the Rufus burner allows for an NTFS boot for EFI should you choose. https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/wiki/FAQ#Blah_UEFI_Blah_FAT32_therefore_Rufus_should_Blah I think the keyword here is that this myth got ...
by nanZor
01 Jul 2019, 08:52
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Porteus on UEFI-ONLY: rock solid boot!
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Porteus on UEFI-ONLY: rock solid boot!

Just wanted to say thanks to the devs for making the X86_64 iso work right out of the box for UEFI-ONLY machines, and their built-in windows and linux install .bat or shells. In addition, the built-in tools like "live-usb" installer and such never fail to produce a bootable image that can run withou...
by nanZor
28 Jun 2019, 09:28
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 66
Views: 2689

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

Sluggish Mount detective work ... Aha! It seems that the sluggish filesystem mounts of up to 20 seconds on my XFCE4 RC1 may be due to permissions. Update: I have reduced the automounting delay from 20 seconds down to about 10 seconds from when the desktop first appears. Since I regularly crash my b...
by nanZor
28 Jun 2019, 09:19
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 66
Views: 2689

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

@nanZor, in order to fix the black screen issue, please try this module (put it inside porteus/base): https://www.mediafire.com/file/gbd3r5c55lq181d/009-[snip]... Thanks! Got it installed with RC1 and am testing now. Oddly, other than a few times I could repeat it earlier, the problem no longer exi...
by nanZor
28 Jun 2019, 08:23
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Latest update-firefox script nutty - or is it me?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Latest update-firefox script nutty - or is it me?

SOLVED!

Great point about trying it from Always-Fresh. This time it worked fine with 4.0. And I love watching that script fly and do it's thing. Nice work people!

I'll give my 5.0rc1 a go when I'm near it next.
by nanZor
27 Jun 2019, 08:28
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Latest update-firefox script nutty - or is it me?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Latest update-firefox script nutty - or is it me?

It does it too on my stable 4.0

I tried that thinking I must have mucked up my rc1 playing around with stuff, but nope - 4.0 does it.

Overall I *dig* the new script and what it tries to accomplish. Very thoughtful for the end-user.
by nanZor
27 Jun 2019, 06:15
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possible solution for video hang on Intel
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Possible solution for video hang on Intel

Yet another attempt to tame the Intel Atom - at least with Porteus 4.0 ... I found this gem at the Archlinux wiki about Syslinux - specifically the troubleshooting sections about having a teeny cursor in the upper left hand corner during boot, and some of my Atoms will hang right there. The troubles...
by nanZor
27 Jun 2019, 06:06
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Latest update-firefox script nutty - or is it me?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

[SOLVED] Latest update-firefox script nutty - or is it me?

Is anyone having trouble with the latest update-firefox script, or is it me somehow? I dig the new script, and it seems to perform it's job, and when requesting that we create an xzm, it just leaves a txz. It also complains about firefox itself being corrupt. I've tried stable and beta, and they see...
by nanZor
24 Jun 2019, 07:20
Forum: General chat
Topic: Blow your mind with CP/M on Porteus
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Blow your mind with CP/M on Porteus

Looking for a mind-bending rainy day project? Want to see where we've come as consumers (rather than real minicomputer unix / vms boxes etc)? Just load up dosbox emulator. Inside that, pop in Simon Cran's "MyZ80" cp/m emulator. (old program but reliable) Watch as your Linux box running an ms-dos emu...
by nanZor
24 Jun 2019, 07:14
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: Porteus to Micro-SD-CARD boot - easy!
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Porteus to Micro-SD-CARD boot - easy!

Yup, that's possible. I tend to keep windows and unix bootloaders far apart, so I boot via usb or the micro-usb if allowed.
by nanZor
24 Jun 2019, 06:56
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Always Fresh terminal scaling
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Always Fresh terminal scaling

Let's fix that XFCE4 zoom-in keybinding! I wanted a more user friendly experience, so I changed the keybindings to be operationally similar - dropping the need for the SHIFT key when zooming in. So instead of using the + key, in reality I changed it to the = key. CTRL = (zoom in) CTRL - (zoom out) ...