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Post#1 by mparillo » 03 May 2018, 14:45

I just downloaded the LXQt V4 installation, and ran the install script to my USB drive, and it all seemed to have worked.
When I boot the USB, I get the splash screen with options such as: Graphical, Always Fresh, Command Line, etc.
I can down-arrow through the choices, but when I hit enter on any of them, nothing seems to happen.

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Post#2 by Ed_P » 03 May 2018, 16:45

It sounds like the boot menu isn't booting.
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Post#3 by fulalas » 03 May 2018, 22:11

It seems that the files couldn't be copied properly to the USB stick. You can try to format the unit and copy the ISO content again (running the bootable app). If formating is not an option, you can try to run a disk check.

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Post#4 by mparillo » 05 May 2018, 00:02

fulalas wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:11
It seems that the files couldn't be copied properly to the USB stick. You can try to format the unit and copy the ISO content again (running the bootable app). If formating is not an option, you can try to run a disk check.
Thank you. What is the bootable app? If I am stuck on the splashscreen, I do not know how I can boot Porteus

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Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 05 May 2018, 00:55

mparillo wrote:
03 May 2018, 14:45
and ran the install script to my USB drive
can you provide more detail of what steps you did here?
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Post#6 by Ed_P » 05 May 2018, 02:13

mparillo wrote:
05 May 2018, 00:02
What is the bootable app? If I am stuck on the splashscreen, I do not know how I can boot Porteus
I believe the "bootable app" is either Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com or Porteus-installer-for Windows.exe. They are in the ISO's /boot/ directory. Which one did you run?

And the "splashscreen" you are seeing is the Porteus boot menu.

Is your computer system BIOS based or EFI based?
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Post#7 by mparillo » 05 May 2018, 14:19

Ed_P wrote:
05 May 2018, 02:13
mparillo wrote:
05 May 2018, 00:02
What is the bootable app? If I am stuck on the splashscreen, I do not know how I can boot Porteus
I believe the "bootable app" is either Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com or Porteus-installer-for Windows.exe. They are in the ISO's /boot/ directory. Which one did you run?

And the "splashscreen" you are seeing is the Porteus boot menu.

Is your computer system BIOS based or EFI based?
Steps:
I downloaded the LXQt ISO.
Copied it to a thumb drive with something like: $ sudo dd bs=4M if=/Downloads/porteus.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress
Tried to boot from thumb drive, but it appears not to be bootable (many Linux ISOs are bootable, I think they call it a hybrid ISO)
So, I copied the files from the ISO back to my computer.
Started Dolphin on my computer, opened the mountpoint of the ISO, opened the boot directory, and opened a konsole 'here'.
Something like: $ sudo Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
It asked me if I was sure I wanted to install to sdb1
I said yes, and it appeared to complete without errors.
Now, my thumb drive appears to boot.
I get a quick glimpse of something like syslinux, then the Porteus Boot Menu, but when I try to hit enter on Graphical, or down-arrow to the always fresh option and hit enter, it seems as if the screen flashes (even faster than when I saw syslinux earlier) and then I see the Porteus Boot Menu again.

Two different BIOS systems.

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Post#8 by reisub » 05 May 2018, 15:48

Live Linux distros are bootable when copied to a usb drive but Porteus is not a live distro. I think there is a usb install readme file in the base directory of the iso that may help. You probably had to reformat the usb drive.

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Post#9 by brokenman » 05 May 2018, 16:53

Live Linux distros are bootable when copied to a usb drive but Porteus is not a live distro.
Why do you say that?

I did indeed neglect to run isohybrid against our ISO files. This would make them bootable using your dd method. If you already used dd on your USB you may need to nuke it and start again with the procedure outlined in USB_INSTALLATION.TXT in the ISO or on the website.
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Post#10 by Ed_P » 05 May 2018, 17:14

mparillo wrote:
05 May 2018, 14:19
Something like: $ sudo Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
I don't think you need to run the install as root. And doing so may have screwed up some permissions needed for booting.
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Post#11 by mparillo » 05 May 2018, 17:52

Thank you, so I will try again, almost from the beginning.

Using the KDE Partition Manager, I:
Removed the partition from my thumb drive (/dev/sdb)
Created a new MS-DOS partition table on /dev/sdb
Clicked on the unallocated 3.73 GB and created a new partition: Primary. ext4, Label: Porteus4LXQr (Note, I did not check the boot Flag)
Opened a konsole, and navigated to where I had previously copied the ISO files I copied to my hard drive from the pen drive I created via dd. $ cd Porteus/boot
$ bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com did not work. I saw that the entire Porteus directory was root root. So I $ cd $HOME && sudo chown -R mparillo:mparillo Porteus
Again, I

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$ cd Porteus/boot
$ bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Porteus Installer......

Installer needs root's privileges to run
But when I

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$ sudo bash Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
                             _.====.._
                           ,:._       ~-_
                               '\        ~-_
                                 \        \.
                               ,/           ~-_
                      -..__..-''   PORTEUS   ~~--..__

==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--

Installing Porteus to /dev/sda1
WARNING: Make sure this is the right partition before proceeding.

Type 'ok' to continue or press Ctrl+c to exit.
Which I do not want, I want to write to my thumb drive (sdb1).
So I ^C and try to execute the installer on my hard drive, but starting from my thumb drive:

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$ cd /run/media/mparillo/Porteus4LXQr
$ sudo bash $HOME/Porteus/boot/Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
                             _.====.._
                           ,:._       ~-_
                               '\        ~-_
                                 \        \.
                               ,/           ~-_
                      -..__..-''   PORTEUS   ~~--..__

==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--

Installing Porteus to /dev/sdb1
WARNING: Make sure this is the right partition before proceeding.

Type 'ok' to continue or press Ctrl+c to exit.
ok
Flushing filesystem buffers...

Using extlinux bootloader.

Installation failed with error code '3'.
Please ask for help on the Porteus forum: www.porteus.org/forum
and provide the information from /run/media/mparillo/Porteus4LXQr/debug.txt

Exiting now...

$ cat /run/media/mparillo/Porteus4LXQr/debug.txt
device: /dev/sdb
partition: /dev/sdb1
partition number: 1
partition mount point: /run/media/mparillo/Porteus4LXQr
installation path: /run/media/mparillo/Porteus4LXQr
subfolder: 
filesystem: ext4
bootloader: extlinux
error code: 3
system: MarcoManjaroHP0 4.14.36-1-MANJARO x86_64
mount details: /dev/sdb1 /run/media/mparillo/Porteus4LXQr ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
full partition scheme:
Disk /dev/sda: 232.9 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xfbee8eda

Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1            2049 471498052 471496004 224.8G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       471498053 488392064  16894012   8.1G 82 Linux swap / Solaris




Disk /dev/sdb: 3.8 GiB, 4009754624 bytes, 7831552 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x36d7b435

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 7823359 7821312  3.7G 83 Linux

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Post#12 by donald » 05 May 2018, 20:40

--> partition mount point: /run/media/...<-- fails sometimes,
also better to use su not sudo.

umount /dev/sdXN (the usb drive you want porteus installed onto)
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdXN (optional, if not already done)
mkdir /mnt/iso
mkdir /mnt/usb
mount -o loop /Path/to/Porteus.iso /mnt/iso
mount /dev/sdXN /mnt/usb
cp -a /mnt/iso/* /mnt/usb/
(the EFI folder is not needed when you boot BIOS machines only)
sync
cd /mnt/usb/boot
./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
cd -
umount /mnt/iso
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Post#13 by Blaze » 05 May 2018, 20:51

Hi mparillo

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su
toor
mloop /path/to/porteus.iso
cp -a /mnt/loop/* /mnt/path/to/usb-flash-drive/
cd /mnt/path/to/usb-flash-drive/boot/
./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
# Type ok and hit Enter
uloop
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Post#14 by ncmprhnsbl » 05 May 2018, 22:36

@Blaze, those instructions are only good if you're using porteus to install porteus ;)
@mparillo, follow donald's instructions :good:
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Post#15 by Ed_P » 05 May 2018, 23:18

@ncmprhnsbl Did you notice mparillo's Distribution?

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