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by Ed_P
03 Apr 2020, 05:46
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing
Replies: 56
Views: 1107

Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing

I copied the 001-003 files from Porteus 4.0 to the 3.0.1 Modules folder, so the initrd and kernel files are not overlaid by newer files when booting. Unfortunately it didn't boot. I removed the 003 file and it still wouldn't boot. Both hung with a "/etc/rc.d/rc.S: line 59: /etc/profile.d/porteus.sh:...
by Ed_P
03 Apr 2020, 05:35
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No run of Porteus on Acer Aspire 1353XV
Replies: 3
Views: 64

No run of Porteus on Acer Aspire 1353XV

If your Acer is a 486 machine try slax 7.0.8 MarktheFloot. I just tried it on an old 586 Dell notebook and it works with working wifi too. :Yahoo!:
by Ed_P
01 Apr 2020, 14:14
Forum: General chat
Topic: Hysteria: COVID-19 for everybody.
Replies: 53
Views: 1909

Hysteria: COVID-19 for everybody.

In NY Uber is giving free rides to medical professionals also.
by Ed_P
01 Apr 2020, 14:10
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Booting Porteus from USB ("Security Boot Failed" error)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Booting Porteus from USB ("Security Boot Failed" error)

Well it starts with a USB drive formatted to FAT, mine is FAT32 but I believe exFAT would work also, then I believe if you install Porteus to it from a EFI machine the install will add an EFI folder to the USB drive. At least that's how it worked with the production 4.0 system. With the 5.0 test sys...
by Ed_P
01 Apr 2020, 13:45
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: User creation on live-USB portable booting
Replies: 6
Views: 94

User creation on live-USB portable booting

You could try the Porteus Kiosk system to see if that matches your security desires. I've never used it so I can't say if it would or wouldn't. With regular Porteus you can have different users and specify which one you will boot to with cheatcodes in the porteus.cfg file but no prompt when booting ...
by Ed_P
01 Apr 2020, 06:14
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing
Replies: 56
Views: 1107

Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing

Well the boot process reloads 001-003 modules in extramods= folders over the top of modules already loaded so no reason to think it doesn't do the same with the 000 one. This feature has allowed me to test many mods to the ISO files without having to rebuild the ISOs over the years. And the modinfo ...
by Ed_P
01 Apr 2020, 04:50
Forum: General chat
Topic: Hysteria: COVID-19 for everybody.
Replies: 53
Views: 1909

Hysteria: COVID-19 for everybody.

Know any EMTs that can come to New York to help out here? And basically any other medical professionals that can come?
by Ed_P
01 Apr 2020, 04:47
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing
Replies: 56
Views: 1107

Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing

Ed These outputs are confusing.. Example: Why do you load 000-kernel.xzm (and others) from /porteus40/Modules when booting 3.2.2..? :o Ok, I can see why that could be confusing. I copied the 3.0.1's vmlinuz and 000-kernel files to the porteus40 folders and since they are on the same drive as the po...
by Ed_P
31 Mar 2020, 20:12
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Stuck at power down (shut down) page
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Stuck at power down (shut down) page

Sounds like a 5.0rc1 bug. Maybe fixed in 5.0rc2. Or it could just be a bug in your 5.0rc1 desktop so maybe a different 5.0rc1 desktop would work better. The one I test with is Cinnamon.
by Ed_P
31 Mar 2020, 20:07
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Booting Porteus from USB ("Security Boot Failed" error)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Booting Porteus from USB ("Security Boot Failed" error)

I was able to boot Porteus 4 on BIOS and EFI machines with Secure Boot enabled. See my posting in the other thread on doing that.

[Solved] Security Boot Fail (Post by Ed_P #67428)

As for your what you're booting I have no idea. :pardon:
by Ed_P
31 Mar 2020, 19:57
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Issues faced when using Porteus on RAM
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Issues faced when using Porteus on RAM

So, you clicked on an option in the boot menu? If so then you need to tweak the /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg file. If you look at it you will see the top Graphical mode menu includes the APPEND changes=/porteus line. If you want the Copy to RAM option to include changes you need to add the changes= ch...
by Ed_P
31 Mar 2020, 19:39
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: User creation on live-USB portable booting
Replies: 6
Views: 94

User creation on live-USB portable booting

Can anyone tell me, in non-technical language, what am I required to do to create users on the live-USB itself (to be run with save changes mode), so that wherever I login using this USB stick, it will ask me the user name and password to continue, or else I will have to start over with a fresh ver...
by Ed_P
31 Mar 2020, 05:16
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Booting Porteus from USB ("Security Boot Failed" error)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Booting Porteus from USB ("Security Boot Failed" error)

You only have to disable the Secure Boot option on EFI machines. No changes required on BIOS systems.
by Ed_P
31 Mar 2020, 05:13
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: [Solved] Security Boot Fail
Replies: 40
Views: 4474

[Solved] Security Boot Fail

I have not tested the 5.0 release candidate with my suggested changes noted in the top post nor looked to see if my changes have been included in the release candidate at this point so you are looking at unfamiliar territory. The standard approach to booting Porteus on EFI systems is to disable the ...
by Ed_P
31 Mar 2020, 04:54
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing
Replies: 56
Views: 1107

Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing

Thank you guys for being patient. In addition to working on the Dell system I'm working on getting my wife's replacement working for her. Her old Windows 10 HP notebook died last week and while the new HP is Windows 10 also its an "S" version which has some idiosyncracies. Ok, here's what I have fro...