Custom Image doesn't boot in VM [solved]

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Custom Image doesn't boot in VM [solved]

Post#1 by milk » 11 Oct 2021, 06:14

Hello!

I'm fairly new in working with Porteus. However, I tried to build a custom image for distribution on our terminals
I'm booting from USB and follow the installation instructions until the point, where I can export the settings into a new image.

So I did that and booted my Fedora and built the image using mkisofs.
Then I load the Image into the CD device in 'boxes' and try to boot/install the vm using this image.

However, I always get the error that no boot media has been found.
I'm probably missing something essential here, but I can't manage to get my pre-made image to boot.

Any help would be much appreciated!
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Post#2 by fanthom » 11 Oct 2021, 11:15

Hello Milk,

This is kiosk edition - right?

I'm confused what you did (why did you run mkisofs manually?)

Please follow this guide carefully:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtCQ3iVmDWw

And save the ISO on a FAT formatted USB device.

I can guarantee it will be bootable.

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Post#3 by milk » 11 Oct 2021, 11:33

First of all, thanks for the answer.
Yes, I'm using the Kiosk Edition installer and followed the instructions in the youtube video.
I used mkisofs manually, because when I tried running the make_iso.sh script, didn't work and said in it's error message to use mkisofs instead.

Now, I'm not experienced with ISO creation at all. I will try to follow the video again and put the ISO on the USB stick via Rufus. I'll check that it'll be a FAT32 system.

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Post#4 by fanthom » 11 Oct 2021, 15:06

Please use Win32DiskImager and not Rufus.

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Post#5 by milk » 12 Oct 2021, 07:25

I finally managed to export the iso on my USB and install it via Win32DiskImager. After that I was able to boot from the stick.
However, I thought it allows me to preprare an offline installation with my pre-defined configurations, but the exported image is the actual installed OS.

I wonder, if there's a smart way to build a custom installation stick of some sorts.

Thanks a lot for the help.

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Post#6 by fanthom » 12 Oct 2021, 08:08

Hello milk,

Offline installer is possible only in a custom build:
https://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

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