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by Ed_P
24 Oct 2013, 18:18
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Porteus install and GRUB
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Porteus install and GRUB

francois wrote: as the linux permissions and syslinks are maintained on linux filesystem.
Interesting. Confusing, but interesting. :)

Thanks @francois.
by Ed_P
24 Oct 2013, 00:18
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Porteus install and GRUB
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Porteus install and GRUB

Thanks @fanthom. A nice write up but it doesn't answer the question why the changes file/folder gets allocated differently based on file system. It also doesn't mention the RazorQT system that I use. As for the purpose of the changes file and how to allocate it that I knew. But I think we are gettin...
by Ed_P
23 Oct 2013, 19:12
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Porteus install and GRUB
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Porteus install and GRUB

Good grief!! Thank you for the explanation. :) Wouldn't it be easier if the file/folder structures were consistent across partition formats? Easier to explain, easier to maintain, etc. Is there any advantage to having them different?
by Ed_P
23 Oct 2013, 13:49
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Porteus install and GRUB
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Porteus install and GRUB

brokenman wrote:
EdP wrote: will look for the changes file on the root of the Porteus drive.
Yes, that's what I've stated above.
!! Oh!! That's not how I read
brokenman wrote:in a folder aptly called 'changes'.
:(
by Ed_P
23 Oct 2013, 03:59
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Porteus install and GRUB
Replies: 17
Views: 1178

Re: Porteus install and GRUB

linux /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/porteus changes=/porteus initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz The changes= cheatcode will keep your changes on the porteus media in a folder aptly called 'changes'. Ah, I'm a newbie but I do use the changes= cheatcode and I'm pretty sure the changes=/porteus code will ...
by Ed_P
23 Oct 2013, 03:34
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: UEFI problem
Replies: 106
Views: 17723

Re: UEFI problem

Eventually I will get everything sorted and have a USB device that is recognized in all machines. I have absolutely no doubt that you will. How can I help? I think the Porteus UEFI interest is going to grow. You should consider creating a new forum section focusing on UEFI questions, problems, test...
by Ed_P
22 Oct 2013, 16:03
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: UEFI problem
Replies: 106
Views: 17723

Re: UEFI problem

@brokenman

You might find this related topic interesting. http://reboot.pro/topic/18182-uefi-mult ... -harddisk/ It discusses a Windows utility but the particulars of how the USB device is created might be helpful especially Section 4.

hth
by Ed_P
22 Oct 2013, 05:05
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: UEFI problem
Replies: 106
Views: 17723

Re: UEFI problem

So, here are the issues I must solve: 1. I don’t have access to the password protected BIOS Could be a problem. Won't know until you try it. 2. Can I use a 64bit Porteus USB HD to create my Porteus UEFI USB HD?    (optical drives are not available) So long as the two USB HDs are not the same drive ...
by Ed_P
19 Oct 2013, 15:19
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: UEFI problem
Replies: 106
Views: 17723

Re: UEFI problem

@brokenman BTW The Windows 8 UEFI Recovery flash drive boots on non-UEFI machines also!! :D Here are images of the flash drive's LBAs you referenced as key: http://imageshack.us/a/img571/1152/dawt.png http://imageshack.us/a/img401/6439/ixf4.png http://imageshack.us/a/img585/1014/9841.png HTH At LBA0...
by Ed_P
19 Oct 2013, 03:58
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How to upgrade to UEFI Secure Boot
Replies: 10
Views: 2994

Re: How to upgrade to UEFI Secure Boot

brokenman wrote: It will require being able to boot into a working Porteus version first.
Doesn't that have to be a 64-bit version?
brokenman wrote:Then rerun my script. You MUST use 64bit porteus.
by Ed_P
18 Oct 2013, 03:49
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: UEFI problem
Replies: 106
Views: 17723

Re: UEFI problem

@brokenman FYI Tonight on the UEFI machine I created a Windows 8 Recovery USB flash drive. Like the UEFI Porteus flash drive it boots easily on the UEFI machine. But on a non-UEFI Windows 7 machine the two flash drives are considerably different. The two FAT32 partitions on the Porteus flash drive s...
by Ed_P
16 Oct 2013, 17:21
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Mouse pad option
Replies: 79
Views: 8161

Re: Mouse pad option

Would you like help testing it?
by Ed_P
14 Oct 2013, 03:36
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Mouse pad option
Replies: 79
Views: 8161

Re: Mouse pad option

brokenman >> 31 Mar 2013, 20:26 wrote:For what it's worth i am writing a touchpad/mouse configurator for the next version.
Did your touchpad/mouse configurator get added to the 2.1 Razor 64-bit version?
by Ed_P
13 Oct 2013, 23:00
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do I load a different desktop on a UEFI system
Replies: 15
Views: 1116

Re: UEFI Porteus

Thank you sir. :good:

But at this point I don't feel comfortable editing the EFI partition's files. I think I will download the KDE ISO and test it on my machine. That way I have more access to it and it's less complicated to boot than the flash drive.

(And no I'm not a lawyer. :D )
by Ed_P
13 Oct 2013, 02:13
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How do I load a different desktop on a UEFI system
Replies: 15
Views: 1116

Re: UEFI Porteus

I understand and while this thread isn't about the UEFI partition it is about a byproduct of your UEFI script, namely the 2nd partition. Irrelevant. UEFI has nothing to do with it. Before UEFI was born I ALWAYS used two partitions with Porteus on the second partition. Really!! What's on the 1st par...