While everything is fresh in mind, as a memo to self, and for you to tackle when you feel up to it, jotting down the steps which have to come next, as it's all makeshift at the moment and not the way you wanted it yet. Over the next period of time I shall be appending to this post as and when a thought comes to me.
Checklist & Memo
View > Advanced View; File > Exit BOINC Manager; OK (without checking any boxes)
At next boot up, after starting boinc client, projects seem to resume where they left off. At least this is what the manager will show.
- Changes=exit or just =ro?
- ls -1 /mnt/live/memory/images
- menu item amendment
- As Superuser:
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mv /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules/wxPython-220.127.116.11-i486-bundle.xzm /mnt/sda1/porteus/optional/boinc
cp naut_121214.xzm /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules
cp bcx_140915.xzm /mnt/sda1/porteus/optional/boinc
- Used 'disk' as directory name here, but use whatever you prefer.
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chmod a+rw /mnt/sda1/disk
- Need to suspend processing first. Maybe:
View > Advanced View; File > Exit BOINC Manager; OK (after checking box Stop running tasks ...), thenThis transfers the BOINC directory from a 'live' filesystem to a 'real' filesystem, thereby allowing boinc to utilise the remainder of the hard disk.
- Reboot using Kernel Parameter (cheatcode) load=1409
Continuing on as guest
- Verify parameters:
- Both modules naut_121214.xzm and bcx_140915.xzm should have been activated and appear in output of following:
- If both modules activated, check for missing dependencies:
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ldd /usr/bin/boinc | grep "not found"
ldd /usr/bin/boincmgr | grep "not found"
- Boinc on:
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boinc --dir /mnt/sda1/disk/BOINC --daemon
cd /mnt/sda1/disk/BOINC; boincmgr
- Module for general release, cliexec, guiexec, boinc_mgr, changes on exit
libgnome-desktop-3-2-3.4.2-i386 needed for this module
- menu amendment (to be done), installpkg (for consideration)
- To be continued
Heat and energy considerations
When BOINC applications are running on a computer, its CPU chip produces more heat than when it is idle. The computer's heat sinks and fans are normally able to dissipate this heat sufficiently. However, if the fans become clogged with dust, they may not be able to cool the CPU adequately, and this can lead to premature failure of the CPU or motherboard.
To deal with this problem, we recommend that you:
Clean your computer's fans and heat sinks periodically.
Install a utility that monitors CPU temperature, such as Motherboard Monitor or i8kfan (for Dell laptops).
If needed, set your preferences to throttle CPU usage.
I have foolishly not paid attention to the above. Somehow, I assumed we were done. I don't know how I missed the point of 'above', but I did. As is the case, I am having a number of problems. I am assuming that when you (Bogomips) 'finish this up', I COULD install Porteus anew ... because I am not convinced I did it right in the first place, ... THEN, install a BOINC 'module' good and proper. If that is the case, I would be so grateful to your helping me do that.
I am terribly confused with installing Porteus from a CD. Copy to RAM? ... I don't think so ... only 512MB of RAM. Boot from CD? I don't think so ... but maybe. Boot from HD? Why not? ... every computer I ever used that HAD a HD booted from it. Live system ..? I guess ... whatever. FRUGAL install?? Installation page says:
Porteus can be installed to hard drives, but it should be left in its compressed state (otherwise known as a 'Frugal' installation). Installing extracted files to a hard drive is not supported; it is suggested that you install Slackware Linux instead if you wish to have an Operating System installed to your system natively.
Creating a 'Frugal' installation is very similar to installing on a USB drive. Porteus can be installed on it's own partition, or it can be installed side by side with Windows or another Linux OS on the same partition.
If Porteus is the only Operating System that you are installing to a device (internal or external), follow the instructions given above for burning the ISO to a CD and booting from it, and then run the 'Porteus Installer' program, which can be found in the KDE, LXDE, Razor or Xfce menu under the 'System' heading.
I THINK this is how I did it last time ... but if we follow my request, would prefer to start from a newly partitioned HD. Just need to know how to partition the drive ... ext ??? It's an 8GB Drive .. dedicated to PORTEUS.
The point is, I would like to boot up this computer and run BOINC. I would like to be able to update the OS ... I would think. To reach these goals, I think I need you to resume your support and development of the 'module', then instruct on Porteus installation and BOINC execution.
I would not blame you if you said 'Get out of my life' .... and I feel terrible that I missed the point ... that we are not 'finished' ....but I can't run this the way it is at this point
I hope you will be willing to finish this up. Thank you in advance.