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by nanZor
30 Jun 2022, 06:24
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Why is porteus trying to install to my boot drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Why is porteus trying to install to my boot drive?

I've seen this before - make sure you are running the shell script from the target partition - that is make sure in your case you are running it from the files you copied to /dev/sdc, and not from the source files you initially got from /dev/sda3. I've been in a hurry and blew that before too. :) Al...
by nanZor
14 Jun 2022, 05:14
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: freezing system
Replies: 4
Views: 530

freezing system

Hard to pinpoint from this distance what the issue is. However, you can narrow things down by doing some experiments with "cheatcodes" - which are kernel parameter modifications you can do during boot. My first thought would be to try the "nomodeset" option, or perhaps "acpi=noirq". There are many o...
by nanZor
18 May 2022, 08:25
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

Yup. If I'm using a windows-based util that writes config files for use with linux, I always check it to see if the configs are peppered with ctrl-m's. You may not notice, but it bugs me especially if I want to edit it afterwards. Therefore I'll use the hotly-centested use of cat -v to check and act...
by nanZor
16 May 2022, 09:28
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

I'll leave that up to the user to find - it's all over the place. Mostly involving sed, but there the whole thing about typing and escaping ctrl-m is a pain. Especially if you forget. I prefer tr: tr -d '\r' inputfile > outputfile EVEN BETTER: convince the devs that the next time they compile busybo...
by nanZor
16 May 2022, 09:06
Forum: Development
Topic: Useability
Replies: 18
Views: 2769

Useability

Pretty awesome - a lot depends too on how the community holds together. Slitaz is pretty cool too, but couldn't seem to make the jump to modern kernels, although there is a bit of renewed interest. Ed's tip got me thinking - I've been longing for a "Busybox" flavor of Porteus, but now he's got me th...
by nanZor
15 May 2022, 23:03
Forum: Development
Topic: Useability
Replies: 18
Views: 2769

Useability

That works too! Thanks for the tip. I guess this is a "development" thread, so I'll pull out my poets pen again, and what makes Porteus so attractive. It is nicely polished, but there are enough areas for the end-user to turn a few wrenches to make it their own. If one thinks about it, all the littl...
by nanZor
15 May 2022, 07:40
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

P.S. You may notice that because YUMI-UEFI is windows-based, depending on your editor you may see those dreaded ^M carriage returns. The usual way of cleaning that up is pretty classic using tr -d and other methods. Me being lazier as I get older, I run busybox and pick up the dos2unix command. And ...
by nanZor
14 May 2022, 10:53
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

Right on Karmi! You'll be putting Porteus on things like toasters soon. :) For #2 and the eMMC. Normally I simply ignore what's on those little on-board storage devices and run from usb anyway - but occasionally instead of totally messing with it, I'll resize / repartition what's there for simple st...
by nanZor
14 May 2022, 00:12
Forum: Development
Topic: Useability
Replies: 18
Views: 2769

Useability

startx[/code] but it's got to be a nasty surprise for anyone hoping to use Porteus only through its GUI. Porteus should be useable this way for people who just want to browse the Internet (or use office software), but the first time the plug is pulled, getting Porteus running again becomes a resear...
by nanZor
13 May 2022, 22:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Useability
Replies: 18
Views: 2769

Useability

One option if you find yourself dropping to the cli rather than proceeding into the gui, is a matter of timing for some hardware. The solution presented in some classic threads here was to Edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.4 And add a little delay somewhere between 2 and 4 seconds at the start of the file ...
by nanZor
13 May 2022, 22:03
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

What about things like Kiosk, aPorteus and others that aren't in YUMU-UEFI's "supported" list? There is a handy option called "Try Unlisted Iso". It will analyze the unknown iso, and do the best it can. Sometimes it works out of the box, or sometime you'll have to manually edit YUMI's own grub.cfg f...
by nanZor
13 May 2022, 10:11
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

Hi Karmi - glad this worked. Obviously you could put other distros on the stick, but that's not my main use for it - just as a wedge to get Porteus on things that initially say no. So I look for a way to shoehorn it in! :) Extra credit: Using this as an example with the custom grub file, you *may* h...
by nanZor
12 May 2022, 22:48
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

Ok, Ed's going to make me work for it. :) Here is the custom YUMI-UEFI grub.cfg file. Towards the bottom, you'll see where I manually added the changes= option to point to my mychanges.dat. That's the only thing I had to add, presumably, any other customizations for boot should I want later on. Of c...
by nanZor
12 May 2022, 22:20
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

Ah, YUMI-UEFI is based on grub, not syslinux. In the course of unarchiving and rewriting the iso to stick, it knows a little bit about Porteus, looks at the files and locations, but of course there are no changes= option when it writes its very own grub.cfg file for the first time. Thus, the config ...
by nanZor
12 May 2022, 21:53
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

Can Porteus be booted from the UEFI Shell option?

Again, here's the problem from the developer side - how many non-standard boot methods can you support in case of a problem? Is the user trying to use MULTIBOOTUSB 9.20 and not YUMI-UEFI? What is *that* rewritten config file that should be used to pick up the changes= option? Heh, you can see why mu...