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Porteus on a Memory Card

Posted: 03 Nov 2017, 15:36
by wread
One can install Porteus in a Memory Card if you have a slot for it in your machine; that way you free the usb port you use to start it.

I formatted my card in one ext4 partition and copied Porteus on it; the boot folder you must copy in a usb fat32 formatted (it can contain other files, too, no need to be exclusive!). To start Porteus I use the cheatcode "from=/dev/mmcblk0d1" in the refind.conf file of the /boot/EFI/BOOT folder of the usb. As soon as it is up and running, I remove the usb stick and have the usb port free!

Alternatively you can burn the boot folder in a CD after you edited the refind.conf file with the mentioned cheatcode. Don't forget to also edit the porteus.conf for the case you are using a non efi machine. :D

Enjoy mmc!

Porteus on a Memory Card

Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 17:14
by M. Eerie

Wonderful, wread. It will be very useful for me. I have a laptop with 1/2 USB 3.0 ports not working, and running Porteus from a pendrive, is occupying the only available fast port. (The other one I use for the mouse).

Should be posible to have it all of it in a sdcard properly partitioned like below?
/boot /EFI --> FAT32
/porteus --> ext4

Thanks! :)

(Sorri Ed_P you are right)

Porteus on a Memory Card

Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 17:22
by Ed_P
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Porteus on a Memory Card

Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 01:04
by wread
Sorry, your bios can only see USB, CD and HD, not yet MMC!, but you can make a startdisk with my iso.