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What is Porteus?
Porteus is a portable linux operating system which can be installed on a portable USB device, CDROM, SD card or Hard Drive. Porteus is based on the Linux Live Scripts which have been heavily modified by Fanthom, our chief maintainer, for a much faster booting and shutdown time. In essence, Porteus is a portable Slackware OS which started out as Fanthom keeping the Slax OS up to date as a community remix project. Unlike a standard linux install, Porteus exists in a compressed state on a postable drive. It has no /root /bin /etc file structure on the portable device itself. The directory structure is created on the fly during the boot process, which only takes around 20-30 seconds on a relatively new computer. It is modular in design which means extra software comes in the form of 'modules' which can be activated and injected into the live file system. Software does not need to be installed and uninstalled as you may expect with other operating systems which take numerous amounts of clicks and agreements. You simply double click on a module and it is activated in a second or two and ready for use. To remove it just double click again and the module is deactivated. It's that simple!
Porteus-v1.1-rc2 is released!
Postby brokenman 22 Nov 2011, 03:09
The Porteus Community is pleased to announce a new development release, Porteus Version 1.1, RC2. This release candidate is available for both 32 and 64 bit editions and features several bug fixes and some new features. Please read the changelog below for specifics.
You can download the 64-bit edition here:
And the 32-bit edition here:
Please give this a thorough testing and report any issues in the
relevant threads under the 'Development' section.
- Upgrade to kernel 3.1.1 with BFS scheduler + aspm patch (for saving power)
- Upgrade to kde 4.7.3 (64-bit edition only)
- linuxrc changes:
a) fixed 'copy2ram + automount of hd paritions' bug (thanks Tonio and oranus)
b) fixed 'copy2ram + changes' bug which was preventing CD ejection
c) new cheatcodes:
'vga-detect' cheatcode which discovers GPU and loads proprietary
(nVidia, ati-fglrx) driver from /optional folder (thanks oranus for
the suggestion and for helping with debugging)
'mopt' lets you change default filesystem mount options (more details
can be found in /boot/cheatcodes.txt)
- removed 'autoexec=xconf;telinit~4' which still was present in PXE boot menu
- symlinked kde theme styles in qt dir which closed "bad looking of qt
apps under LXDE" bug (thanks Ahau)
- fixed pns-tool/xpns-tool bug (thanks Ahau for the report)
- upgraded ndiswrapper to rc version which allowed compiling it
against 3.1 kernel (thanks to brokenman)
- tweaked ~/.bashrc once again and added "export $(dbus-launch)"
(thanks to beny)
- enabled automounting of devices by default in LXDE
- fixed kmap cheatcode in KDE-4 (thanks Ahau for the bug report)
- added new udev rule to /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules which
prevents loop devices (xzm modules) from appearing in the dolphin
panel (64-bit only)
- optimized rc.S: lvm discovery will be performed only if LVM2_members
are present in /mnt/live/tmp/devices, magic folders fixes
- pcmanfm shows internal volumes by default
- modified default mount options in linuxrc: added 'nodiratime' and
removed 'users' (unprivileged users should be able to mount/umount
removable devices only and not all disks in the system)
- liloinst.sh will be using lilo.conf from /boot if found during
installation (thanks to Kriss)
- from now on .sgn file is named as 'porteus-v1.1-x86_64.sgn' for
64bit edition and 'porteus-v1.1-i486.sgn' for 32bit (Kriss suggestion)
- added pcmanfm service menus for module conversion, etc - same as for
dolphin and konqueror. thanks a lot Ahau!
- latest version of PPM and PSC
md5sum : 8ba54f7569f6928b672b0f97ebe694cd Porteus-v1.1rc2-i486.iso
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