get this working

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get this working

Post#1 by john30 » 01 Jun 2020, 12:00

Hi, I have tried many Linux variants and usually I just put the iso on a usb drive via my usb image writer and it auto loads to use or install this doesn't happen with porteus I just want to try it and ideas how the instructions I have seen either don't work or not relevant I use many linux variants with no problems how do I get this to run???

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get this working

Post#2 by Ed_P » 01 Jun 2020, 16:05

Hello john30. Within the ISO is a file named USB_INSTALLATION.txt. Follow the instructions written in it. Fairly simple and straight forward. Copy files, run a program.

If you multi-boot using grub2 you can try this approach:

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menuentry " Porteus 4.0 ISO - AF" --class slackware   --class icon-porteus  {

     set iso=/ISOs/Porteus-CINNAMON-v4.0-x86_64.iso               ### Adjust to fit your ISO name and folder ### 

     set boot_parms="volume=33 reboot=cold "

     search -f $iso --set=root
     loopback loop $iso
     linux  (loop)/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=$iso $boot_parms
     initrd (loop)/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
It's the approach I use to test Porteus ISOs.

If you check the chat area you will see a link to a u-tube video that Blaze posted that will show you how to install the ISO.

Lots of options. :good:

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