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Porteus 2.1 final available
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Aug 2013, 21:27    Post subject:  

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touch wood wifi seems to be working ok now - not sure what fixed it but copied /lib/firmware/b43 from puppy to porteus and reloaded b43

Had to do exactly the same with slax 7 so I guess slackware does not include (much) firmware...perhaps its a copyright issue

mike
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stu91


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Location: England. Dpup. Dell Inspiron 1501

PostPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 06:23    Post subject:  

don570 wrote:
To Stu91:

You should become a member of the Porteus forum and
post your experiences. They need all the help they can get.

_______________________________________________


I think i signed up on there a while back - will have a look see if i can find my user name.
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stu91


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 06:38    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
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touch wood wifi seems to be working ok now - not sure what fixed it but copied /lib/firmware/b43 from puppy to porteus and reloaded b43

Had to do exactly the same with slax 7 so I guess slackware does not include (much) firmware...perhaps its a copyright issue

mike


was that with b43 mike? Porteus it seems only has included /lib/firmware/b43-open
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 07:29    Post subject:  

Yes sorry I should have been clearer. Yes the b43. bcm4312 IIRC With older kernels the wl module is happy but more recent b43 seems solid as long as it has the firmware. b43-copy does suggest it is a copyright issue whereby users are usually told to obtain it themselves using fw-cutter. Puppy being off the main track quietly manages to ignore such issues....flash player was another example....more a case of copyleft.

I spent some time on slax 7 which is related hence my interest here. With 7 there were some showstoppers and the devs seemed to ignore reports/fixes if they did not come from the clique or were trivial. (or both!) . Eg the dev module was missing asm so impossible to compile drivers... broken cups etc It seems porteus may have a more human approach Very Happy
regards

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Gooplusplus


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Sep 2013, 03:24    Post subject:  

Porteus KDE 2.1 and Puppy (Racy or Precise) are on USB flash drive YUMI-based multiboot collections.

http://www.gooplusplus.com/multiboot-2013-mini-office/ (not public yet)
http://www.gooplusplus.com/multiboot-2013-mini-v2/

http://www.gooplusplus.com/multiboot-2013-meteor/
http://www.gooplusplus.com/multiboot-2013-meteor-v2/



BTW, the main H33T.com torrent trackers are down. The torrents are also found on Tuxdistro and Linuxtracker.
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Sep 2013, 07:09    Post subject:  

Cool stuff Goo, thanks for the link.

EDIT: OH, it requires to be run on windows Mad O' well nice concept
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Sep 2013, 20:24    Post subject: I get more fun with Puppy !
Subject description: Porteus is pleasant.
 

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.
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Sep 2013, 07:40    Post subject:  

Yes I wish porteus explained howto better, I've never got that working.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Sep 2013, 08:49    Post subject:  

Hmm well perhaps they do it the slax way.

In which case you add the kernel parameter
changes=/porteus
for using the install folder on a posix file system.
or changes=savefile.thing
for using a save file iirc that would be in the root of the partition or you can use a path.
You would make a save file with dd then format to your liking.. ext2/3/4 reiserfs, xfs and so on...there may be a script to do it for you. The logic is you make the save file and then it gets loaded after a reboot and THEN its saving rather than as in puppy saving starts at shutdown.

hope that helps

Mike
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nooby

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Sep 2013, 12:41    Post subject:  

I have forgotten details but I asked about this on their forum
and they gave a rather detailed answer and after a lot of experimentation

I managed to follow the instruction and it just worked. So look for
my username there. here is one such thread on their forum
I may go under the name Newbody instead of Nooby

http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=1941

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stu91


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 12:28    Post subject:  

I have switched over from Porteus XFCE to the LXDE version - nothing wrong with the XFCE version, just a bit heavy for my old laptop.

For grub2 with saved changes in a folder i use grub code:
Code:
 menuentry 'porteus LXDE' {
 set root='(hd0,1)'
 linux /porteus_lxde/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/porteus_lxde changes=/porteus_lxde/
 initrd /porteus_lxde/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
}
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 13:16    Post subject:  

Thanks for posting that Stu, I readup on the links noob posted and it looks flexible enough to do some puppylinux like stuff, I think I could made a multisession like idea with the rootcopy folder on the ISO.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 13:33    Post subject:  

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


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 14:55    Post subject: Re: I get more fun with Puppy !
Subject description: Porteus is pleasant.
 

Pelo wrote:
I have Porteus on an USB stick. It's a fine distro. But i never understood how to save sessions.

Yes, this seems to be a major weakness of Proteus compared to Puppy. You should not have to jump through hoops for something so basic.

OTOH, I really like the Proteus on-the-fly custom ISO generator. I would really like to see Puppy Racy with such easy pre-install customization for USB flash drive use.

http://build.porteus.org/
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don570


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 16:00    Post subject:  

Quote:
But i never understood how to save sessions.


There is an app found in the start menu that allows a save file
to be created, but it is confusing to understand. Different
terminology is used..

When booting Porteus , the operating system automatically looks for
a save file unless it is told not to look (which can be an option in
kernel line of the menu.lst file)
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