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Post#16 by nnriyer » 15 Aug 2020, 10:19

My file structure in sda7 is as

uest@porteus:/mnt/sda7
EFI
root
porteus

and

porteus folder

base
make_iso.sh
optional
ootcopy
changes
modules
porteus-v5.0-x86_64.cfg

Inside boot folder
syslinux

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Post#17 by beny » 15 Aug 2020, 11:32

ok, now you have to point the path of your changes folder,if you use the syslinux boot loader or an external boot loader, if you use the first, append porteus/changes is enough for the external boot loder you have to add the hard disk and after the porteus/changes path.

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Post#18 by nnriyer » 15 Aug 2020, 13:28

If you dont mind, can you elaborate above solution.

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Post#19 by beny » 15 Aug 2020, 15:20

hi, the boot loader that you use is the inside script of porteus: /boot/Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com or you use a boot loader like grub or another one, maybe you use also another linux distro or windows,in the first way you have:
APPEND changes=/porteus, in the second way you have :APPEND changes=/dev/sda7/porteus your issue are only the wrong path of your changes directories.

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Post#20 by Ed_P » 15 Aug 2020, 16:33

beny raises a good point. If you are multi-booting, the menu you use to select the system to boot needs the changes= parm for Porteus not the porteus.cfg file. And for your ext partition I think changes=porteus/changes is all you need.

Sorry this is so confusing nnriyer.
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Post#21 by nnriyer » 16 Aug 2020, 03:03

I have done lot of changes as per instructions given by honorable forum members. However, regret to inform you all that none worked me. I am running behind this problem last 3 or 4 days. I am fed up trail and error. It may be a simple changes. However, I am struggling to save my changes made every boot.

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Post#22 by Ed_P » 16 Aug 2020, 04:18

The instructions are for stand alone systems, like those on a USB stick but that's not what you are running. How are you multi-booting? What app are you using, grub or grub2? Please post your boot menu.
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Post#23 by nnriyer » 16 Aug 2020, 05:42

Sir, Grub4dos. Manually added.

find --set-root uuid () 4bf85d63-b0ad-4dc6-8ce3-889c26fc3e83
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz root=UUID=4bf85d63-b0ad-4dc6-8ce3-889c26fc3e83 rw
# root=/dev/sda7
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz

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Post#24 by Ed_P » 16 Aug 2020, 06:28

Ah Grub4dos, a system I used for years to boot BartPE systems. Try this menu.

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find --set-root uuid () 4bf85d63-b0ad-4dc6-8ce3-889c26fc3e83
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz root=UUID=4bf85d63-b0ad-4dc6-8ce3-889c26fc3e83 changes=/porteus/changes
# root=/dev/sda7
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
And when you get time try this one too.

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find --set-root uuid () 4bf85d63-b0ad-4dc6-8ce3-889c26fc3e83
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz changes=/porteus/changes
# root=/dev/sda7
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
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Post#25 by nnriyer » 16 Aug 2020, 06:50

Sir, I will try and let you now the status later.

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Post#26 by babam » 16 Aug 2020, 07:27

Solved?
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Post#27 by nnriyer » 16 Aug 2020, 08:07

Ed_P wrote:
16 Aug 2020, 06:28
find --set-root uuid () 4bf85d63-b0ad-4dc6-8ce3-889c26fc3e83
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz changes=/porteus/changes
# root=/dev/sda7
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
I have changed as above. However, now I have another issue. It is not booting showing it is struck while booting and say below:

init : d X1 repawning too fast : disabled for 5 minutes.

Latter as per below post, [Solved] Can not enter GUI , I changed acp=off, still not booting.

my porteus.cfg is posting here

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LABEL GRAPHICAL
MENU LABEL Graphics mode
KERNEL /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz
INITRD /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
APPEND changes=initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus acpi=off
TEXT HELP
    Run Porteus the best way we can.
    Try to autoconfigure graphics
    card and use the maximum
    allowed resolution
ENDTEXT

LABEL fresh
MENU LABEL Always Fresh
KERNEL /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz
INITRD /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
APPEND changes=/porteus
TEXT HELP
    Normally Porteus saves all changes
    to the /porteus/changes/ directory
    on the boot media (if writable)
    and restores them next boot.
    Use this option to start a fresh
    system, changes are not read from
    or written to any device
ENDTEXT

LABEL copy2ram
MENU LABEL Copy To RAM
KERNEL /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz
INITRD /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
APPEND changes=/porteus
TEXT HELP
    Run Porteus the same as above,
    but first copy all data to RAM
    to get a huge speed increase
    (needs >768MB)
ENDTEXT

LABEL text
MENU LABEL Text mode
KERNEL /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz
INITRD /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
APPEND 3
TEXT HELP
    Run Porteus in text mode and
    start the command prompt only
ENDTEXT

LABEL pxe-boot
MENU LABEL Porteus as PXE server
KERNEL /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz
INITRD /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
APPEND pxe
TEXT HELP
    Run Porteus as usual, but also
    initialize a PXE server.
    This will allow you to boot Porteus
    on other computers over a network
ENDTEXT

MENU SEPARATOR

LABEL plop
MENU LABEL PLoP BootManager
KERNEL /boot/syslinux/plpbt
TEXT HELP
    Run the plop boot manager.
    This utility provides handy
    boot-USB options for machines
    with vintage/defective BIOS
ENDTEXT

LABEL hd
MENU LABEL Boot from the first hd
COM32 chain.c32
APPEND hd0 1
TEXT HELP
    Don't start Porteus at all, but
    rather run any operating system
    installed on the first partition
    of the hard drive
ENDTEXT

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Post#28 by nnriyer » 16 Aug 2020, 08:32

Update :

After wait sometimes, the system booted into desktop and my settings are available !!!. Thank you so much. Now delay in booting. How to avoid error in booting.

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Post#29 by babam » 16 Aug 2020, 09:09

put this in the last line of /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown

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rm -f /var/run/slim.lock
Sorry, my English is bad.

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Post#30 by nnriyer » 16 Aug 2020, 11:02

babam wrote:
16 Aug 2020, 09:09
rm -f /var/run/slim.lock
Great. Thank you sir. It solved the problem. Now booting properly. Thank you all.

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