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

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

Post#1 by steve6375 » 20 May 2020, 10:34

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?

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

Post#2 by fanthom » 20 May 2020, 11:22

Hello steve6375,

"\init in initrd does not seem to test for from= in the cmdline ???
Is it supported on Kiosk?"
No

"Are we expected to always make a bootable USB drive using hybrid ISO?"
Yes, unless you do PXE boot.

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

Post#3 by Ed_P » 20 May 2020, 15:21

I test all ISOs as ISOs using a boot parm. Possible ISO boot parms: boot=/, from=all, from=$iso, fromiso=$iso, findiso=$iso, iso-scan/filename=$iso, bootfrom=/dev/sda6$iso . $iso is what I set to the location of the ISO, set iso="/Users/Ed/Downloads/clear-32510-live-desktop.iso" for example.

If Kiosk doesn't support ISO booting that is a big disappointment. ISO booting is a faster way to find out if the OS interests me and worth the time to invest in a flash drive install.
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Does from=/Porteus-Kiosk.iso work now?

Post#4 by fanthom » 21 May 2020, 08:47

Ed_P,

Kiosk has an installer which you need to go through in order to configure the system, download additional components and generate the final ISO.
It would be super confusing for the users to install 3rd party bootloader and configure it to boot the ISO they just generated.

I would have no time to guide all confused users thus boot from the ISO feature will never be implemented.

Its much simpler to test the kiosk in VirtualBox, Hyper-V, etc.
If you want a dual boot setup then install the kiosk on USB and use BIOS/EFI firmware to select booting device.


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