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Porteus 2.1 final available
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 16:14    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
You're welcome.
I added an archive save option archive=blah which makes file blah at shutdown.
mike


Which of your many distros would this be on? Slax, and/or Porteus?
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nooby

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Sep 2013, 06:19    Post subject:  

Latest Slax seems to be set up that way too. Making a rather big savefile
totally automatic as I remember So what Mike describe maybe is similar to how Slax dev does it?

I have both porteus and slax but never use them I have no idea why.

Could it be that puppy Firefox have all the books marks and
all the right addons installed and to do all that again is way to much?

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d4p


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Sep 2013, 20:23    Post subject:  

Porteus is one of the top of my list.
- It is portable (as their claim).
- Fast booting speed.
- very flexible.
- modular system for easy customization and multiboot of your choices (see extramod parameter).
- support a lot of platform formats (see their website), sofar persistent works for me even on NTFS partition.

Unfortunately the feature to create custom module of Porteus version 2.1 is not working!
I am not a member of their forum, hope I can find answer here.
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Gooplusplus


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013, 14:46    Post subject:  

d4p wrote:
Unfortunately the feature to create custom module of Porteus version 2.1 is not working!
I am not a member of their forum, hope I can find answer here.


It does work for me. Perhaps you need to double or triple click on the icons to get them to change the selection. I noticed that a single click seemed to have no effect.
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013, 16:41    Post subject:  

It goes ofline a few times of day, might be over night backup or something. Try again and make sure to have selection on the either or binary options, you have to select one or the other or you'll get nothing.

We could do the same with Puppylinux it would be great.
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don570


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013, 19:22    Post subject:  

Ponce has compiled a huge amount of software for Porteus-
both 64 and 32 bit

The modules can be dragged into Porteus folder( for modules)
They are loaded automatically when launching Porteus
with Grub's menu.lst

http://ponce.cc/porteus/

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d4p


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Sep 2013, 21:11    Post subject:  

@Gooplusplus

It is nothing to do with "double or triple click" (more than one click almost always problem for all linux distros).
The best way, run it from the command line.
Thanks, finally it works also for me. The problem was too many previous porteus versions on my HD, for some reason it picked up from the wrong version during creating the module (my mistake!)
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Gooplusplus


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct 2013, 16:21    Post subject:  

Pelo wrote:
I have Porteus on an USB stick. It's a fine distro. But i never understood how to save sessions. I use Porteus to access easily to KDE apps.
I m going to see this version 2.1.

Ted Dog wrote:
Yes I wish porteus explained howto better, I've never got that working.

I had problems with the Porteus SAVE FILE TOOL too. Although it seemed simple enough, the created file never seemed to actually get saved. The problem seems to be with SYNCing the generated SAVEFILE.dat in RAM to actually write it to the USB flash drive.

For those having the same problem, there is a workaround until the SYNC fix comes out:
Quote:
Use the SAVEFILE MANAGEMENT menu to create the file. I used the EXT4 option and chose the location to be the internal distro's root directory. It then creates the file (in RAM).

Next, from the SAVEFILE menu, select the REPAIR option, not to repair it but just to grab the file (from RAM) and copy it to FILE MANAGER (to your preferred location on the USB flash drive). I copied mine to my /multiboot/porteus/ directory. I then added this option to my porteus-rw.cfg file's APPEND line:

changes=/multiboot/porteus/SAVEFILE.dat

After that, persistence worked fine after rebooting.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct 2013, 16:46    Post subject:  

The usual situation is that a created save file is just a blank image file until it gets loaded at the next reboot.... there was/is no intention to populate it at shutdown like puppy does... That can be a source of some confusion.

I missed this reply..
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Which of your many distros would this be on? Slax, and/or Porteus?

slax 6..... I assume porteus inherits the basic boot wrappers as nimblex did

mike
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Gooplusplus


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct 2013, 16:50    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
The usual situation is that a created save file is just a blank image file until it gets loaded at the next reboot.... there was/is no intention to populate it at shutdown like puppy does... That can be a source of some confusion.

That did not happen with me. The file was never written to USB.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct 2013, 17:07    Post subject:  

hmm and the usb was mounted.... stubborn oddness.
did it write to say the hard drive.... ? usually it just dd's a file and then mke2fs or similar just like puppy.

quirks keep us on our toes Very Happy

mike
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