[STICKY] Newcomer, newbie, links, commands to porteus linux

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Re: Newcomers favourite links and commands: porteus and linu

Post#16 by Seva » 19 Jun 2015, 20:35

no need to install porteus on hard disk, it can run from a usb stick or flash card
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Re: Newcomers favourite links and commands: porteus and linu

Post#17 by blue4meridian » 09 Jul 2015, 13:25

Salutations... :good:

This link is down... :wall:
https://www.porteus-apps.org/

Best Regards... :beer:

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Re: Newcomers favourite links and commands: porteus and linu

Post#18 by francois » 09 Jul 2015, 13:42

What is the link with the topic of this thread?

You can try to reach the owner of that site with a personal message. His alias is freestyler.
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Re: Newcomers favourite links and commands: porteus and linu

Post#19 by Ed_P » 09 Jul 2015, 14:49

francois wrote:What is the link with the topic of this thread?
It is listed in the opening post of this thread near the bottom under:
"Useful hyperlinks for slackware packages".
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Re: Newcomers favourite links and commands: porteus and linu

Post#20 by blue4meridian » 09 Jul 2015, 14:58

Salutations... :good:

... :unknown:
I was trying to download the Slackware 14.1 "no dependency" (w/out systemd)
version of cuda toolkit (nVidia) @ pkgs.org. That link is down too.

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Re: Newcomers favourite links and commands: porteus and linu

Post#21 by francois » 09 Jul 2015, 17:11

This a package maintained by freestyler. So pkgs.org points to his website. I would say this is logic that you cannot download the package.

Did you try to reach freestyler? Many members on the porteus forum would be happy to have news about the bad boy. :wink:

You know usm command line, you can build cuda toolkit from source with:
root@porteus:~# usm sbo -s cuda
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Re: Newcomers favourite links and commands: porteus and linu

Post#22 by francois » 17 Jan 2016, 17:04

revised information on the use of rsync to move a porteus install from a partition to another and to move a porteus vbox install to an hdd partition.
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Re: [STICKY] Newcomers links and commands: porteus and linux

Post#23 by francois » 02 Apr 2016, 14:11

Added lsblk -f command to first post and dependencies checking from bogomips.
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Re: [STICKY] Newcomers links and commands: porteus and linux

Post#24 by francois » 26 Jun 2016, 16:07

Welcome my.forums. :)

Do not hesitate to start new thread when you post on a new topic. Please read forum rules.

I haved moved your demand to a new thread:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=5999
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[STICKY] Newcomer, newbie, links, commands to porteus linux

Post#25 by riprowan » 26 Jul 2017, 10:24

the information is quite useful. Edited the part of the first post about dd to copy an iso to usb key. :)

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Post#26 by francois » 02 Nov 2017, 22:59

Useful for me too. I come back often to glance at this information. Sometimes, I wonder if it was altruistic or egocentric gesture. B)
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Re: [STICKY] Newcomer, newbie, links, commands to porteus linux

Post#27 by francois » 14 Jan 2019, 15:08

Going into old threads trying to find some procedure that I made for building nvidia driver, I found interesting porteus historical epic threads:
Alternate FAQ for newcomers
Linux Basics --For those new (or relatively new) to Linux

However, I did not yet found the nvidia thread.
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Re: [STICKY] Newcomer, newbie, links, commands to porteus linux

Post#28 by Rava » 25 Jan 2019, 11:47

francois wrote:
05 Apr 2014, 17:52
Duckduckgo is our friend, even better than the porteus search:
https://www.duckduckgo.com
Fixed it for you, SCNR. But I dislike the data collecting Kraken like Google, Failbook and whatnot. :)
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19 Jun 2015, 12:09
There has been numerous demands about persistence of saving changed on porteus installations USB and hdd. I open a contest on the porteus best thread on the topic. What is your proposition?
I prefer my personal way, not using the automated save settings methods of porteus. (Mostly to have an extra secure system)

I have a 990-rootcopy module that holds the largest number of my personal additions, e.g. scripts and programs in /usr/local/bin, and I store the rest of the small setting changes via the rootcopy folder, you can do so ________________________________________________even when using a FAT32 USB-thumbdrive, just create a small 2nd ext2 partition on that stick and redirect the rootcopy folder to that very partition, best via UUID, since when your USB stick is the only drive in the used PC, it will be sda, but when you start a PC with internal hard drive, the USB thumbdrive most probably will be seen as sdb, and so the link to rootcopy on the thumbdrive's 2nd partition would break when that directs to sda2 instead of e.g. sdb2.

Of course, when you make changes to your settings and the PC crashes or you reboot prior saving the changes manually, then they would be lost. But Porteus hardly ever crashes, and one should use the brain prior rebooting when one does the saving of settings manually… :D

my technique also has the added bonus that any user learns more about its DE and about some of the programs, and it might be handy looking into the changes one does save, or maybe not save for a special reason.


And yes, I recommend using ext2 without journal since USB thumbdrives have limited writing capabilities. (Same would be the case when you use, e.g. a secure digital card, e.g a SDHC or SD card, or any other such card that also gets used in digital photo or movie cameras or GoPro's) When you have your Porteus on your PC harddrive, you should have ext3 or another journalling Linux filesystem.
Cheers!
Yours Rava

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