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by nanZor
28 Mar 2021, 12:03
Forum: Programming
Topic: Anyone try CRUX ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1543

Anyone try CRUX ?

Just wondering if there are any CRUX fans here.. I used it a few years ago with a PowerPC Imac, and had fun doing some things manually to get it installed and running. Reminded me very much of Slackware, so much so that I'd consider Crux to be a "Plan -B" in case Slackware left the planet. (not like...
by nanZor
27 Mar 2021, 08:04
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Browser note-taker built in!
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Browser note-taker built in!

Gulp: I forgot where I put that tip. Right here. Shoulda' checked first! :)

So nice I had to post it twice! Sorry 'bout that...
by nanZor
26 Mar 2021, 09:25
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Browser note-taker built in!
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Browser note-taker built in!

Sometimes I just want to jot something down without firing up a dedicated note-taker / editor like Leafpad, Xpad or the like. So I'll use a browser quirk to do so: Basically it is just forcing the browser (doesn't have to be online) to open up what it thinks is a huge editable box, like the entire s...
by nanZor
26 Mar 2021, 08:53
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 315
Views: 49871

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

New initrd.xz works! It has no problem any more with my mmc device I use for the changes storage. It reports all as clean and boots fine! My md5sum for it matches yours. However, I am still prompted to use the fsck cheatcode upon shutdown or reboot for the next time ... I tested with and without my ...
by nanZor
26 Mar 2021, 07:47
Forum: Development
Topic: Midori instead of Lynx for faqs
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Midori instead of Lynx for faqs

Right! Strip Midori down and get rid of anything not needed. Rip out javascript if it's not needed to access the Porteus forum, or any other decrepid extras. Ie, it becomes obvious that nobody is going to use Midori for daily use, but more as an html tool - without having to resort to Dillo, Lynx, E...
by nanZor
25 Mar 2021, 07:17
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 315
Views: 49871

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

Uh oh, there isn't anything past /mnt/live/usr ! Completely empty, no bin, nothing. Kind of freaks me out.. I also took a look inside /mnt/live/bin and saw a lot of busybox links, but no e2fsck or fsck among them just in case.... So I looked to do md5sum on what was found on the sytem searching for ...
by nanZor
24 Mar 2021, 23:47
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] hackin' on an Atom z8350 mini pc
Replies: 19
Views: 11001

[SOLVED] hackin' on an Atom z8350 mini pc

Pulled it back off the shelf! Ultimate solution is to run 5.0 RC2 for now. Totally usable, without any cheatcodes. No wifi, but I use my own linux-compatible dongles to cure that. The only thing is not to shutdown too quickly after boot (ie rapid-fire recycling for testing cheatcodes, etc), or somet...
by nanZor
24 Mar 2021, 23:06
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 315
Views: 49871

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

E2FSCK out of date warning: Running 5.0rc2 with LXDE. I use the internal mmcblk device formatted with ext to store my changes. Works great, however the system did come up with a hint to use the FSCK bootcode next time to make sure all the filesystems are consistent. But I got this warning: MMCBLK0P...
by nanZor
24 Mar 2021, 01:08
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: I don't use EXT2 on sticks
Replies: 1
Views: 304

I don't use EXT2 on sticks

I tend to use journaled filesystems on my usb/flash/mmc drives and sticks these days like EXT4 or even ReiserFS. Blasphemy? My reasoning is that drives are much higher quality these days, and in some cases I'll even put drives designed for say continous video/body-cam duty to use for booting and sto...
by nanZor
24 Mar 2021, 00:47
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 315
Views: 49871

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

COPY2RAM UNKNOWN OPERAND I'm getting a warning during the boot stanza after copy2ram about my use of an mmc block device when using the copy2ram option: copy2ram sh: mmc unknown operand and it continues on like normal and boot seemingly properly. I use an internal emmc device in some of my little b...
by nanZor
23 Mar 2021, 23:25
Forum: Porteus Haters
Topic: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!
Replies: 38
Views: 17792

I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

I'm no pi connaisseur really. I don't try to turn them "into" anything specific other than cool little unix workstations. Same with the other boards running Armbian, but dunno' - I just prefer how Porteus works internally. What blew my mind was the incredible performance increase you get when runnin...
by nanZor
23 Mar 2021, 05:37
Forum: Programming
Topic: Live-System invitation from AntiX
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Live-System invitation from AntiX

Yeah, not so much about trying to make distros emulate Anti-X live-system exactly, but appears to be more of an open invitation to other devs to not feel shy and use anything they want if it will help, especially during these tough times. Seems like more of a message from one dev to another that we'...
by nanZor
21 Mar 2021, 11:49
Forum: Porteus Haters
Topic: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!
Replies: 38
Views: 17792

I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

I do. Got a few model 2's, model 3's, and Zero's. But I don't run Raspbian. I've got plenty of desktops, so I don't run DE's on them. I'm not a "maker", so I don't hook stuff up to them. What does turn me on is an old-school ethic of trying to make the most of what you have, which means running ligh...
by nanZor
19 Mar 2021, 22:13
Forum: Porteus Haters
Topic: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!
Replies: 38
Views: 17792

I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Yep - they had to change the name from Pixel to a generic Raspberry Pi Desktop for legal reasons. Understand that it is mainly a UI desktop tweak to the standard Debian system, with little things smoothed over for more of a consumer-friendly / non linux background. So capabilities usually track what...
by nanZor
19 Mar 2021, 09:35
Forum: Porteus Haters
Topic: I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!
Replies: 38
Views: 17792

I was actually quite happy... until... GRRRRRR!

Hmm... I sense the ops frustration, and no need to take it out on Porteus. It's not for everyone. How about this - and I'm serious - I've recommended it to those who get a tad flustered these days, and is often overlooked: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC / Mac Currently 32-bit. 64-bit *maybe* in the fut...