OE USB holder, tune  BIOS 1st. to: USB-HDD /ZIP /FDD, "UEFI Rmovable Device"..
      

* WARNING! there is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY on all below *

Content NOT for ordinary users.

  • Being a research-oriented place, we need to assume you're an intensive Linux user or user-ess. We also need to assume you do know what Linux CONS are aside to its goodies. So, we all better skip 'ceremonies and bows' and get straight to pure  fun (or,  guts) -
  • Taste a Linux potchan OpenEdition in GPL 2.0 terms  front desk - Considering taste ?

Nerd tapas bar by: team@potchan.org, headline to: Roger Moore, music: Wolf Prize winner Laurie Anderson


taste, minimal risk ...

(needs a grub menu already-present as your active loader)

I/II   we begin with adding few lines


If  you use GRUB loader on PC (if no clue on GRUB = this website is  NOT 4U) - copy\paste from this file to your GRUB menu file, add it to existing lines. It should look like this script

# Grub Legacy (CSM) script
# -------------------------

# After next stage see what partition number you use for it, and change the (hd0,0)
# for example: if files on 3rd. partition (for its free place), change all to (hd0,2)


title [PCLinuxOS] potchan OE on HDD|SSD - new hardware (64 bit) - Sportive
kernel (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/vmlinuz-64 BOOT_IMAGE=linux nonfb livecd=/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK root=/ fromhd noiswmd changes acpi=on fstab=rw,noauto vga=791 splash=verbose vmalloc=256M
initrd (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/initrd-64.gz

title [PCLinuxOS] potchan OE on HDD|SSD - new hardware (64 bit LTS) - Solid
kernel (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/vmlinuz-64LTS BOOT_IMAGE=single nonfb livecd=/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK root=/ fromhd noiswmd acpi=on fstab=rw,noauto vga=791 splash=verbose vmalloc=256M
initrd (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/initrd-64LTS.gz

title [PCLinuxOS] potchan OE on HDD|SSD - HW from 1995 min'RAM 512Mb.
kernel (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/vmlinuz-32PAE BOOT_IMAGE=single nonfb livecd=/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK root=/ fromhd noiswmd acpi=on fstab=rw,noauto vga=791 splash=verbose vmalloc=256M
initrd (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/initrd-32PAE.gz

title [PCLinuxOS] potchan OE on HDD|SSD - WRECK! HW. type 'riskonme' 'lowram' 'off', ENTER
kernel (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/vmlinuz-32PAE BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe nonfb livecd=/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK root=/ fromhd noiswmd forcefsck acpi=on fstab=rw,noauto vga=791 splash=verbose vmalloc=256M
initrd (hd0,0)/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/initrd-32PAE.gz
or UEFI (very limited script)

# UEFI script
# ------------

search --no-floppy --set=root --label PART'NAME
menuentry " Open potchan.org[OE] on any PC or MAC machine"{
linux /potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/vmlinuz-64LTS BOOT_IMAGE=single nonfb livecd=/potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK root=/ acpi=on fstab=rw,noauto vga=791 load_video splash=verbose vmalloc=256M
initrd /potchan.org[OE]/Cassette/Don_Quixote/PCLinuxOS-4potchan-TribridK/initrd-64LTS.gz
}

II/II  rest is st** download, no "install"


THREE WAYS to get potchan OpenEdition files
Alternate way #1 - a simple torrent

Find ~5G. free disk space (any filesystem) to place it, "d:\" POLITICALLY best.
- torrent is a bit slow method and mostly not in project's hand, but it's transparent to your other activities
  on LimpWare & simplest thing. Torrent  USUALLY  updated more  rapidly than the other & heavier files.

Get latest  torrent  and download to disk  "d:\" (not in sub-directory, no zip).  that's all.
An overview on "d:\". rest of your files and folders ignored for simplicity, untouched of-course.

Alternate way #2 - (un)zipping

Find ~10G. free disk space (any filesystem) to place it, "d:\" POLITICALLY best.
- else you need to manoeuver between the zips and Xtracted cautiously, quotas & stuff.
We use 2 zips, one the 'envelope' and the other replacable 'Cassette'

Download latest OpenEdition zip to disk partition "d:\". Xtract 2 B as seen above

then, 
download
updated Cassette zip file , extract to inside potchan.org[OE], See -

Alternate way #3

Same as  #2 above. Just place ZIPs request to 'potchan' VIA jitsy or Skype.

We can also allow
cloud to share ZIPs to your request.


plating potchan taste accomplished ?


Reboot, to GRUB and enjoy. C U afterwards ... for the REAL thing on USB.



  • potchanist REAL LIFE Preview (suggested)

  • potchan OpenEdition on white media+hub ($49+shipment+tax, ...or D.I.Y). Edition4U-USB in blue.Before leaving the house I make some copies of potchan OpenEdition (in few minutes) to amaze friends.



Very good ! please hold a sec' for a NERD quiz ...

  • Which file systems will NOT hold the potchan files ?  & why ??
  • If you put  potchan  OE on many partitions, will it mount ? where ??


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