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by steve6375
20 May 2020, 10:34
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Does from=/Porteus-Kiosk.iso work now?
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Does from=/Porteus-Kiosk.iso work now?

I tried using from=/dev/sdx1 and from=/ etc. and it doesn't seem to work
\init in initrd does not seem to test for from= in the cmdline ???
Is it supported on Kiosk?
Are we expected to always make a bootable USB drive using hybrid ISO?
by steve6375
22 Feb 2014, 09:55
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

OK. I was just trying to think of a way that would satisfy both parties though...
by steve6375
21 Feb 2014, 22:17
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

I am using easy2boot which uses grub4dos to directly boot an ISO from a USB drive. It uses the special grub4dos command partnew - this command writes a permanent entry into the MBR partition table of the USB drive. This allows 99% of all livecd ISOs to boot without needing any cheat codes. Here is a...
by steve6375
21 Feb 2014, 18:02
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

not if the 'root' device (source of boot files/squashfs) is always searched first...
by steve6375
21 Feb 2014, 10:00
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

I thought the algorithm was

1. try /porteus on boot partition - if exists but not writeable then abort?
by steve6375
20 Feb 2014, 23:00
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

You said this was causing troubles for users who have 2+ porteus installations, ie. XFCE+KDE4 as changes were mixed. So did they have one installation on one partition and one installation on another partition? If so, why not change the algorithm to look on the boot partition for /porteus first and ...
by steve6375
20 Feb 2014, 18:29
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

OK, but when booting from USB it may not always be /dev/sdb (depends on number of internal hard disks) so using changes=LABEL: is preferable. How is the ISO intended to work if a CD is booted from? Surely the changes=/porteus would not work from a CD so what is the point of it? It would make more se...
by steve6375
20 Feb 2014, 11:54
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

In v2, if I have an empty ext2 filesystem file (filename=/porteus) on the NTFS USB boot drive (no folders or files inside it) which has a volume label of 'ssp' then persistence works (even though no folder porteus is created). This is using the standard ISO with changes=/porteus. So it has mounted t...
by steve6375
19 Feb 2014, 14:34
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

Both ISOs (KDE4 and XFCE) where downloaded on 14 Feb using the Builder wizard. I assumed they were the same. Looking inside the KDE4 ISO, it has folder dates of 2013-07-06, so I guess it must be an old version though not sure how that happened! I re-downloaded KDE4 v3.0 rc2 and that also does not se...
by steve6375
19 Feb 2014, 11:12
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Persistence not working on some versions

In both cases directly boots from .iso file mounted as sda4 and uses first menu entry in ISO (running from VBox session directly from USB Flash drive on host system as sda)... KDE4 using blank porteus ext2 volume in \dev\sda3 is at http://pastebin.ca/2644115 XFCE using blank porteus ext2 volume in \...
by steve6375
17 Feb 2014, 13:03
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Persistence not working on some versions
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Persistence not working on some versions

If I create an empty ext2 filesystem on \dev\sdb3 and the boot the KDE version from an ISO under grub4dos, it finds the porteus volume and uses it for persistence. It all works fine. However if I substitute the ISO for the XFCE or RazorQT iso, it does not mount the sdb3 partition and I don't get per...
by steve6375
20 Feb 2013, 13:20
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: grubinst - installation tool for USB and HDD for Porteus
Replies: 36
Views: 31693

Re: grubinst - installation tool for USB and HDD for Porteus

boot directly from ISO using multiboot grub4dos USB flash drive with persistence. v2.0 supported. Prepare drive under Windows OS.
http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/porteus
by steve6375
06 Mar 2012, 14:50
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: grubinst - installation tool for USB and HDD for Porteus
Replies: 36
Views: 31693

Re: grubinst - installation tool for USB and HDD for Porteus

To make a bootable USB pen drive, boot directly from the ISO file and have persistence using grub4dos, see http://www.rmprepusb.com Tutorial #73.
The new Beta version is recommended.
by steve6375
06 Mar 2012, 14:42
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Bootloader in/for Porteus
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Re: Bootloader in/for Porteus

You can boot using grub4dos and from an ISO file and with Persistence too
See http://www.rmprepusb.com Tutorial #73 for details.