Thx for steps! Some questions.
Do a ls /mnt/sda1 and a ls /mnt/sdb1 from your live USB, what do you see, one /boot/ folder or two?
- when i mount the iso in windows, i see there's only one "boot" folder. No "Boot" folder.
when i browse the boot partition in windows, i see there's only one "boot" folder. No "Boot" folder.
Is your system an EFI system or a BIOS system?
i believe it supports EFI, but i'm currently booting in 'Legacy' mode.
Is your install partition FAT32?
USB_INSTALLATION.TXT on the ISO says "FOR EFI SYSTEMS: Ensure the first partition is of type FAT32."
- Well, that's an issue. My boot partition is NTFS.
Isn't EFI + NTFS the most common combo these days?
"FOR BIOS SYSTEMS: From Windows: a) copy the contents of the ISO image to your drive"
- instructions don't say what to do for EFI + NTFS system. Porteus cannot be installed to EFI + NTFS? Or must be iso-type install?
"From Porteus itself (booted from CD): a) launch 'Porteus Installer' from the desktop menu".
- That's how i installed. Would be cool if the installer detected my environment, and did the correct type of installation.
On the live USB check the /boot/doc/cheatcodes.txt file.
Thx for that, very helpful!
It says "if changes need to be saved to a FAT or NTFS partition, a savefile container has to be used."
Does that mean i'm required
,on FAT or NTFS, to do "changes=/path/file.dat"?
"'noeject' cheatcode can be used together with 'copy2ram' to prevent unmounting of your booting media"
"when the 'copy2ram' cheatcode is used with 'noeject', this will prevent the unmounting of your booting media (CD/DVD disc, USB, card readers, etc)."
- curious-- how does the OS prevent me from manually removing a USB?
- hrm-- if i load the OS into RAM, why do i care if the boot media is unmounted?
"from=/path/folder -- If the destination partition is not provided with this cheatcode, the booting script will search through all available devices for your data."
- would this help me, on EFI + NTFS?
- how do i combine that with changes=/path/file.dat
"noswap Prevents the automatic use of an existing swap partition."
- does noswap also prevent Porteus from creating and using a new
Would be cool if Porteus installer provided the correct grub entry for my environment, or at least display /boot/doc/cheatcodes.txt file after installation.
i attempted to follow "BIOS install from Linux" from read-me in the ISO:
"From any Linux Distribution other than Porteus:" -- yes, doing this in Mint Linux.
a) copy the contents of the ISO image to your drive -- done.
b) navigate to the /boot folder and launch the installer -- Where? They mean, mount the ISO i just copied to the drive? Done.
'bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com' -- i got
Code: Select all
$ bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Porteus Installer
Not enough space left in . (0 KB) to decompress Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com (188 KB)
hrm-- maybe cuz i'm inside an ISO? My drive has 12GB free.
Btw, the url for all codes is a dead link.
http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation ... meters.txt
Is it one of these?