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Old 07-03-2016, 04:11   #76
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Re: XINUTOP Portable OS Linux Marine Updated

Originally Posted by marinux View Post

boot contain symlinks witch can't be set by chattr, so return some errors is normal. However regular files become editables.
APPEND line contain already the two dashs "--", so normally you have to put the option on each side.
Strange problem, we must force the PAE option to use non PAE processors...
Interesting for future releases.
In Ubuntu repositories, there is a linux-image-generic (that we use on Xinutop) and a linux-image-generic-pae. More infos ?
Booting from ubuntu 14.04 on non PAE cpu requires the "forcepae".

For booting from an ISO / USB you will require "-- forcepae" If you intend to install from the booted ISO / USB and want the installed image to be forcepae, you will require forcepae both before and after the -- like this:
forcepae -- forcepae
please note the space between forcepae and the double dashes -- . If no space, the forcepae will not be taken note of during boot and install.

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Old 16-09-2016, 04:41   #77
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Install on HDD

Hi there,

Thank you for putting together marinux. I am in the process of
installing it on a cf-19 tough-book. I am an intermediate/advanced Linux
user. Have you any advice for installation onto a hdd. Much appreciated..



Thanks for your interest about Xinutop.
There is 2 solutions:

1) Simple and fast, running from squashfs, similar to install on USB key changing the target.
- Copy Xinutop img file on your USB key
- Boot it
- dd <if> <of> with your HDD as target
All will be erased and the partition resized at the max alvailable at the the first boot.
After, if needed you can resize/create others partitions with gparted (included)

2) Conventional install
- create an ext4 (bootable it is your main system) partition (gparted)
- unlock the protected files: chattr -R -i <...>/boot <...>/sfs
- copy <...>/sfs/system.sfs in an other dir
- create a mountpoint: mkdir /tmp/sfs
- mount it: mount <...>/sfs/system.sfs /mnt/sfs
- (g)rsync with options preserve devices, owners and groups from this mount to your new partion
- rsync also /base, boot and /home of your running Xinutop
- boot: if it is the only one OS, use extlinux -i /tmp/sfs/boot/extlinux
- modify the extlinux.conf (extlinux.en in your case): delete boot=lrd and all after -- (include dashes)
- if you have others OSs, more complicate, it depend of it, by update or manually, (refering the command line from extlinux.en)

Yes, there is a long time that I need to make a detailled (or automatized) howto to about resident install, but it's not so easy for a not english speaking and I prefer the concrete work. In this moment, I am busy to make a Raspberry version.

Hoping this help you

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