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transadd
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Post#1 by transadd » 05 Aug 2022, 13:54

Hi
Just starting out with Porteus so far so good.
Is it possible to boot Porteus without all the partitions being mounted, if so can it be done by those who are new to the Distribution.

Regards
John

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Post#2 by donald » 05 Aug 2022, 15:46

Hi John

You may want to read /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt
especially the following one may be what you are looking for.

noauto

... Do not mount any devices during startup.
Every disk needs to be mounted manually in order to access it.

EDIT

If you only want some partitions being not mounted, add them to
/etc/rc.d/rc.local

e.g.
umount /dev/sda1

They still show up in a file manager but unmounted.

It all depends on what exactly you want to achieve.

transadd
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Post#3 by transadd » 08 Aug 2022, 10:23

donald wrote:
05 Aug 2022, 15:46
Hi John

You may want to read /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt
especially the following one may be what you are looking for.

noauto

... Do not mount any devices during startup.
Every disk needs to be mounted manually in order to access it.

EDIT

If you only want some partitions being not mounted, add them to
/etc/rc.d/rc.local

e.g.
umount /dev/sda1

They still show up in a file manager but unmounted.

It all depends on what exactly you want to achieve.
Hi donald

Thanks for your quick reply.

For a start I used the tab key and added noauto to the default prompt this worked fine and I will add to the system as I get more used to Porteus.

I have an very old system with multiple disks and multiple partitions and therefore did not want everything mounted. Not being used to this distribution I automatically went to the forum

Since your reply I remembered something I read 50 years ago and should have paid heed to,
quote " when everything you know has been tried, its time to read the manual (documentation)"

This is the one of the best Linux live systems I have used, before I used (bionic) pup but it would no longer with my system so tried several others.

Thanks for your help Regards stay safe John

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