[SOLVED] Installing Porteus to SSD

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[SOLVED] Installing Porteus to SSD

Post#1 by Olaf » 29 Nov 2018, 15:06

Hi all,

I've been using Porteus 4.0 on an USB drive these last weeks and all went nice until now.

I want to install it on an internal SSD so I followed the steps from docs/install.txt but with no luck.

1) The drive is formatted as ext4.
2) Mounted the iso with "mloop path/Porteus /mnt/sdc1/Porteus-LXDE-v4.0-x86_64.iso"
2) As for the instructions I've copied boot/ and porteus/ from a terminal.
3) Changed to boot/ and ran "sh Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com".
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/sdb1/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg file.

Press Enter to exit.
It seems all went ok but when selecting the drive from the boot menu it doesn't start.

Any clue what I did wrong or did I missed some step?
Last edited by Olaf on 29 Nov 2018, 20:41, edited 1 time in total.

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Post#2 by Ed_P » 29 Nov 2018, 16:57

It sounds like the boot menu isn't pointing to the partition you installed Porteus to. Before selecting it edit the APPEND hd0 1 parms.
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Post#3 by Olaf » 29 Nov 2018, 17:42

Hi,

where do I need to make the change, in boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg?

Thanks for the help.

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Post#4 by Blaze » 29 Nov 2018, 19:07

Hi Olaf.
I don't have any troubles with install Porteus on SSD. Porteus works for me fine at my SSD drive.

Try this howto:
1) Boot up from USB with Porteus. Format your internal SSD to ext2 (ext2 is better for SSD).
2) Open terminal and run these commands:

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su
toor
mloop /path/to/porteus.iso
# define a partition with internal SSD
df -h
# where sdXN partition of internal SSD on which you want to install Porteus
cp -a /mnt/loop/* /mnt/sdXN/
sync
cd /mnt/sdXN/boot/
./Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
# type ok and press Enter
uloop
reboot
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Post#5 by Ed_P » 29 Nov 2018, 19:29

Olaf wrote:
29 Nov 2018, 17:42
where do I need to make the change, in boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg?
Yes but initially I would try them by editing the menu when it displays. That way you can try the changes to ensure they work.
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Post#6 by Olaf » 29 Nov 2018, 20:41

Hi,

many thanks Ed_P and Blaze for the prompt help.

I had some minutes so I started the install process from scratch and found the problem: missed to set the boot flag for the drive. Did it and it worked flawlessly.

As you already know, usually, the problem lies between the monitor and the chair.

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Post#7 by Ed_P » 29 Nov 2018, 21:21

Olaf wrote:
29 Nov 2018, 20:41
As you already know, usually, the problem lies between the monitor and the chair.
Spoken like a true tech. :D

Glad we could help. :happy62:
Ed

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