1. RyuShinobi500

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    I am trying to install the Linux Porteus OS to my HDD but I am encountering a issue after installing the OS from a CD to my HDD I try to reboot my system but when the reboot completes i get a black screen and blinking underscore here are my exact steps I used to install the OS

    1: Open the Porteus installer

    2: Partition my HDD to have a 5000MB partition and make the next partition using the left over space

    3: Install the Porteus OS to the 5000MB partition after this process completes I restart my PC and this is where the issue happens

    I am at a complete loss as to what to do if anyone could provide some help with the issue that would be great thank you
     
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    Once While I was installing ubuntu server. It couldn't do it for whatever reason becuase of the nvme form factor ssd I had in (even though I was installing to the hdd). I was able to after removing it though. Maybe that has something to do with it?
    Either way you should have a swap partition equal to the amount of ram on the machine you have.
    You could also try swapping out the ram into any spare slots you might have.
     
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    okay I will try this is it possible to install the OS on a single partition because I deleted all of my partitions and I have 465.76GB of unalocated space to work with I do not see the point of making two partitions rather then installing the OS on a single huge partition
     
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    If you have a single drive I would make 2 partitions for it. 1 large ext4 partition for the os and then however many gb of ram you have, take that number, and make a second partition for it using the same amount of gb. This is for your swap partition which is used for various things like sleep mode and hibernation among other things.
    The point of the 2nd partition is that it's part of any os install

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    You could also try via usb install (I feel like this is the most common method and will probably prove more fruitful and easier to use as well as faster than optical media)
     
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    Okay thank you that really explained things for me I had things wrong I thought you made a small partition for the OS and a big one for files ect I will try to install it again

    yes that was the original idea but my PC has outdated bios so it will not boot from a USB so I have to use a CD instead
     
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    I check the site for this os and it says this
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    Can I install Porteus to my hard drive?

    You can run Porteus from your hard drive whether it is an external or internal hard drive. We advise that you run Porteus from these media in its compressed form, commonly referred to as a 'frugal' install. We do not support decompressing Porteus to your system as a regular linux install. You should install Slackware instead."
    Seems like you should try that other os instead, but if you don't have any real reason other than wanting a lightweight linux for an old machine then I would try to install Linux Mint Cinnamon https://linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=274
    they have 32 and 64 bit versions also
     
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    yeah the reason I am trying to install linux Porteus is because my PC currently has no OS and I wanted to create a solid foundation and then look about getting a new OS
     
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    I would definitely try linux mint then. It's one of the best if not the best for revitalizing older computers and laptops. It can also be loaded via cd then installed via that live version. There you can partition and try out this version of linux before installing
     
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    Okay will Linux mint fit on a 700mb CD ? if so then I will try it
     
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    tbh I forgot about the limitations of cds. It's a 2gb iso. So Porteus to get usb loading back, then linux mint might be the best case. I believe there are ways to install over an ethernet cable also though
     
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