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{SOLVED} Boot and install MX17 manually

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Re: {SOLVED} Boot and install MX17 manually

#21 Postby fehlix » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:52 am

soupbone wrote:This was the solution I came here for!

Some additions - just for the record:
You can go one step further and add a menu entry to your grub menu
in order to boot from the usb-stick from the grub-menu just in case you need to
USB boot again.
To do so:
Copy the plpbt.bin found with the plpbt-5.0.15.zip
to /boot/plpbt.bin
on you linux boot partiton.

Depending which grub-version from MX or
the existing older version you are using
do this:

In case your grub have a /etc/grub.d/41_custom
(which the grub provided by MX17 has!)
do create a file (or append to) /boot/grub/custom.cfg.
with the following content

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# this is /boot/grub/custom.cfg
menuentry "Plop Boot Manager" {
    search --no-floppy --set=root --file /boot/plpbt.bin
    linux16 /boot/plpbt.bin

In case your existing grub does no have
the file /etc/grub.d/41_custom
do append the content above to /etc/grub.d/40_custom
so it looks like this

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exec tail -n +3 $0

# this is  /etc/grub.d/40_custom
menuentry "Plop Boot Manager" {
    search --no-floppy --set=root --file /boot/plpbt.bin
    linux16 /boot/plpbt.bin

In the later case update-grub from the command line might be needed to regenerate the grub-menu.

Happy booting!

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Re: {SOLVED}: Boot and install MX17 manually

#22 Postby kmathern » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 am

soupbone wrote:
fehlix wrote:To be sure let inxi show us the PAE-capability of the CPU

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 ~ $ inxi -Cx
CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron CPU (-UP-) cache 128 KB flags (sse sse2) bmips 5382.31 clocked at 2691.157 MHz

Probably doesn't matter now, but inxi -f will show all the flags, the -Cx option only shows some of them

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