Porteus v4.0 Installation failed on Linux.

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Porteus v4.0 Installation failed on Linux.

Post#1 by TheCaptain » 26 Aug 2019, 14:05

Hello. I am having trouble installing v4.0, as it fails with error code '3' when I execute the 'Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com' shell script installation file.
I tried this on two linux distros and obtained the same error.
Here is some lines of code from the terminal.

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

Enter 'ok' to continue or press Ctrlc to exit.
Flushing filesystem buffers...

Using extlinux bootloader.
.porteus_installer/installer.com: line 281: 6262 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $bin/extlinux.com -i "$IPT"/syslinux > /dev/null 2>&1

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

Exiting now...
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.


Following is the text from the debug.txt file. The filesystem of the usb drive is ext4, and it contains one 5GB partition.
All help is appreciated.

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device: /dev/sdb
partition: /dev/sdb1
partition number: 1
partition mount point: /media/user/Usb
installation path: /media/user/Usb/boot
subfolder: 
filesystem: ext4
bootloader: extlinux
error code: 3
system: user-HP-Pavilion-dv7-Notebook-PC 4.15.0-58-generic x86_64
mount details: /dev/sdb1 /media/user/Usb ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
full partition scheme:
Disk /dev/loop0: 35.3 MiB, 37027840 bytes, 72320 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


Disk /dev/loop1: 54.4 MiB, 57069568 bytes, 111464 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


Disk /dev/loop2: 3.7 MiB, 3825664 bytes, 7472 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


Disk /dev/loop3: 149.9 MiB, 157184000 bytes, 307000 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


Disk /dev/loop4: 140.7 MiB, 147501056 bytes, 288088 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


Disk /dev/loop5: 3.7 MiB, 3825664 bytes, 7472 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


Disk /dev/loop6: 14.8 MiB, 15462400 bytes, 30200 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


Disk /dev/loop7: 88.5 MiB, 92778496 bytes, 181208 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


Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x6ca9ede8

Device     Boot   Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *       2048    1499135    1497088   731M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       1501182 1953523711 1952022530 930.8G  5 Extended
/dev/sda5       1501184 1953523711 1952022528 930.8G 83 Linux





Disk /dev/mapper/sda5_crypt: 930.8 GiB, 999433437184 bytes, 1952018432 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root: 929.8 GiB, 998374375424 bytes, 1949949952 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1: 976 MiB, 1023410176 bytes, 1998848 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/loop8: 14.8 MiB, 15462400 bytes, 30200 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


Disk /dev/loop9: 54.4 MiB, 57069568 bytes, 111464 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


Disk /dev/loop10: 14.5 MiB, 15208448 bytes, 29704 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


Disk /dev/loop11: 1008 KiB, 1032192 bytes, 2016 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


Disk /dev/loop12: 140.7 MiB, 147501056 bytes, 288088 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


Disk /dev/loop13: 149.9 MiB, 157192192 bytes, 307016 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


Disk /dev/loop14: 88.7 MiB, 92983296 bytes, 181608 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


Disk /dev/loop15: 4 MiB, 4218880 bytes, 8240 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


Disk /dev/loop16: 42.8 MiB, 44879872 bytes, 87656 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


Disk /dev/loop17: 4 MiB, 4214784 bytes, 8232 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


Disk /dev/loop18: 1008 KiB, 1032192 bytes, 2016 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


Disk /dev/loop19: 2.3 MiB, 2355200 bytes, 4600 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


Disk /dev/sdb: 58.5 GiB, 62763565056 bytes, 122585088 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: 0x15355569

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 9768959 9766912  4.7G 83 Linux
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Post#2 by donald » 26 Aug 2019, 16:56

Hi Captain
One thing to try:
unmount the (usb) device, after you copied all the files to it, and mount it
manually at /mnt/sdXN (XN = whatever your device is e.g. sdb1)
you may have to create this folder first if it isn't already there.
When done,
cd into /mnt/sdXN/boot and run the installer. (./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com)

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Porteus v4.0 Installation failed on Linux.

Post#3 by TheCaptain » 27 Aug 2019, 00:54

Donald, thanks for the suggestion.
I tried that, but received the same error.
I also downloaded v5.0 and tried that, but it also returns the error. :wall:

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 27 Aug 2019, 02:41

Did you copy all the folders in the ISO to the US drive? porteus, boot and EFI?
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Post#5 by donald » 27 Aug 2019, 05:09

usb drive = ext2
Porteus iso on Desktop

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guest@porteus:~$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/home/guest# umount /dev/sdb1
root@porteus:/home/guest# mkdir /mnt/iso
root@porteus:/home/guest# mkdir /mnt/usb
root@porteus:/home/guest# mount -o loop Desktop/Porteus-XFCE-v4.0-x86_64.iso /mnt/iso
mount: /dev/loop6 is write-protected, mounting read-only
root@porteus:/home/guest# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
root@porteus:/home/guest# cp -a /mnt/iso/* /mnt/usb/
root@porteus:/home/guest# sync
root@porteus:/home/guest# cd /mnt/usb/boot
root@porteus:/mnt/usb/boot# ./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Porteus Installer......

                             _.====.._
                           ,:._       ~-_
                               '\        ~-_
                                 \        \.
                               ,/           ~-_
                      -..__..-''   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 finished successfully.
You may reboot your PC now and start using Porteus.
Please check the /boot/docs folder for additional information about
the installation process, Porteus requirements and booting parameters.
In case of making tweaks to the bootloader config,
please edit: /mnt/usb/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg file.

Press Enter to exit.
...............

root@porteus:/mnt/usb/boot# cd -
/home/guest
root@porteus:/home/guest# umount /mnt/iso
root@porteus:/home/guest# umount /dev/sdb1
root@porteus:/home/guest# rmdir /mnt/iso /mnt/usb

Note
FOR EFI SYSTEMS:
Ensure the first partition is of type FAT32.
a) Copy the EFI, boot and porteus folders onto the FAT32 partition.
You may create a second partition with a linux filesystem for the porteus folder.
If you do so, you need to add the from=/mnt/sdb2 cheatcode to the porteus-v4.0-x86_64.cfg file.
This file is located in the porteus folder.

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