Can't get porteus to work on acer netbook

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Can't get porteus to work on acer netbook

Post#1 by Dave4157 » 17 Nov 2015, 19:18

So basically I have porteus installed on a usb stick and it works in most machines but it won't boot on my new Acer Netbook (Aspire E3-112). Upon booting I get:

"searching for porteus-v3.1-i486.sgn file"
"device not ready yet? delaying for X seconds"
"Porteus data not found"

I have tried just about every variation from the porteus builder including:

32 / 64 Bit
EFI / Default
All Desktops
Video drivers open source (it has onboard intel graphics)

I have secure boot and uefi disabled, have also tried Graphics mode, always fresh & copy to ram etc.

Please help (I'm very new to linux so please be gentle with me :unknown: )


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Re: Can't get porteus to work on acer netbook

Post#2 by tome » 18 Nov 2015, 22:00

Maybe this will give you hint: viewtopic.php?f=117&t=5202&p=38646
Another way for you is probably to boot Windows - modify Windows bootloader and add another bootloader (neogrub, grub4dos) with correct Porteus entries.

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Re: Can't get porteus to work on acer netbook

Post#3 by brokenman » 18 Nov 2015, 23:27

When you get to the blue boot screen hit the [TAB] button and then on the end of the line add delay=5

Let us know how that goes.
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