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by nanZor
18 Aug 2019, 08:05
Forum: Users feedback
Topic: Kiosk and Rufus burn EASY
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Kiosk and Rufus burn EASY

I had absolutely NO problems using Rufus to burn usb sticks for Porteus Kiosk on my modern uefi-ONLY machines. Here's a rundown of how simple it is. Reads like a lot, but once you do it, it is nearly second-nature. 1) Download the latest kiosk iso. 2) Download the md5 sum text file associated with i...
by nanZor
16 Aug 2019, 21:48
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 Keeps Freezing
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Porteus 5.0 Keeps Freezing

Options - because I've been there ... You may try using optional kernel bootcodes to find the ones that *might* tame the sdcard hardware, like noapic, nolapic, noacpi, etc etc, but might have performance implications elsewhere. And in the meantime during all this testing, you are successively crashi...
by nanZor
16 Aug 2019, 21:26
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 Keeps Freezing
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Porteus 5.0 Keeps Freezing

Jay - I apologize - I read the thread too fast to realize you are freezing with an SD card boot, not a usb. Unfortunately, a lot of sd card hardware can be flaky. For instance, my Intel NUC has no problem whatsoever booting and using sd cards with Linux. However, a very cheep-n-cheerful little off b...
by nanZor
15 Aug 2019, 21:57
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 Keeps Freezing
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Porteus 5.0 Keeps Freezing

Just for kicks to reduce variables, does it lockup with a corded-mouse instead of wireless? And later on at some point, dmesg will complain that you should probably run an fsck-vfat on that drive that gets shut down cold. I boot Porteus to ram, unmount the boot drive, fsck it. Here's where the EXIT:...
by nanZor
15 Aug 2019, 21:53
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Porteus 4.0 not booting in UEFI mode SOLVED
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Porteus 4.0 not booting in UEFI mode SOLVED

Rufus is a usb-stick burning utility. Without going too far off topic about it, if nothing else, it will properly recognize and format drives that windows won't recognize, or try to format with some strange capacity, like your 32gb stick windows tries to format to 12gb. :) Just use the non-bootable ...
by nanZor
15 Aug 2019, 08:51
Forum: x86_64 xzm module requests
Topic: Netsurf-3.9.2
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Netsurf-3.9.2

NICE! Thank you!
by nanZor
15 Aug 2019, 08:49
Forum: General chat
Topic: Anyone try Firefox-Light?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Anyone try Firefox-Light?

I *do* use the original Firefox, but not on Porteus. I'm mostly offline with Porteus for the use-case I put it to. So ... this "light" browser was just an interest to see if all the junk they pulled out of Firefox like telemetry, pocket, and on and on, made any major reduction in overall download pa...
by nanZor
15 Aug 2019, 08:38
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Porteus 4.0 not booting in UEFI mode SOLVED
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Porteus 4.0 not booting in UEFI mode SOLVED

P.S. - I never tried using Rufus with Porteus before, and am glad to report that works just fine too. For my UEFI-only machines, I just made sure I used the "GPT" partitioning method, and the default iso burn worked fine. I never had a problem burning bootable drives from withing Porteus itself, and...
by nanZor
15 Aug 2019, 08:22
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg ignores changes
Replies: 10
Views: 541

porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg ignores changes

zahtar - in another thread indicated solved, that was done by following the most recent instructions in the iso (basically copying the entire contents of the mounted iso, which includes copying the EFI directory to the usb stick prior to running the porteus installer utility .. Now you won't need th...
by nanZor
15 Aug 2019, 08:15
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Porteus 4.0 not booting in UEFI mode SOLVED
Replies: 19
Views: 1637

Porteus 4.0 not booting in UEFI mode SOLVED

Yep, some of the docs are a bit before uefi, so the instructions in the iso itself are the latest. Just copy the contents of the entire mounted iso to the flash drive before running the BOOT/Porteus-installer-for-Windows.exe from the drive you copied the iso to. As a general reminder for windows use...
by nanZor
13 Aug 2019, 05:43
Forum: General chat
Topic: Anyone try Firefox-Light?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Anyone try Firefox-Light?

Just wondering if anyone has tried compiling Firefox-Light? Note that this is *different* from the android Firefox-Lite !! https://sourceforge.net/projects/lightfirefox/ Ok, so the last update seems to have been in 2016, but maybe as a low-key substitute for things like Dillo, Netsurf, etc? I'm thin...
by nanZor
09 Aug 2019, 10:03
Forum: General chat
Topic: Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice

No apology needed! I try, and often fail, to live up to the 2 rules about the code of conduct when I was involved in the Fidonet store-n-forward dialup network in the mid 80's. Saved me from decades of high-blood pressure, even though at times the very leaders seemed to ignore that code. :) So no sw...
by nanZor
08 Aug 2019, 07:58
Forum: General chat
Topic: Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice

I get what you are saying. I'm just saying that Nemesis is all but invisible to most users. If one is seeking mindshare / new developers and such, then perhaps 4 years of development warrants some sort of notification and ease of download from the main Porteus web page, not just in the user-contribu...
by nanZor
07 Aug 2019, 01:25
Forum: General chat
Topic: Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice

Different carts indeed - there's also DragonFlyBSD with smp and hammer filesystem. So sad to see these guys break up like that instead of providing a unified front. Oh well, that's real life for ya'. :) I'm with Raja on this one about Nemesis - I think it needs more clarification from the devs about...
by nanZor
06 Aug 2019, 22:48
Forum: General chat
Topic: Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Nemisis-the God of retributive Justice

I'd try it, but unless it goes semi-official, I have FOUR years of threads to dig through to understand. Starting from 2015 in the "how to get it" thread, is it really based on Manjaro and OpenRC? Or is it now Archlinux and systemd? Wait - in 2017 it switched to Artix? You can see the dilemna of som...