(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

So did you succeeded writing the raw file to the partition for it? If yes and you still are able to boot your primary OS Ubuntu - copy paste here the contents of this file /etc/default/grub

After that we will make a menu entry for Secure OS.

I'm looking at this article:
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2011/09/2 … ntu-11-04/


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

I spoke to SuSe Studio I really hope they do any ofmy suggestions, I have been requesting some improvemnts in the boot options since alot of time it is unfortunate that none of these came trough. I will wait for their reply. If not I'm  thinking of the following option, but I will need more time for this - I will manually edit the preload ISO and I will set this boot option (nomodeset) for you so you can install normally.


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

Yeah sure dd can be used to clone OSes if it works on the USB it will work on a normal drive too. Hmmm Ok I would try this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19141/cl … u-live-cd/
Put your flash drive in and mount it. Then do the transfer directly copy the one partition (USB) to the other as shown in the link. There really shouldn't be a problem with the file system but set the partition to ext4 (unformatted also should work).

I'm going to speak to SuSe Studio - to make some improvements. Clearly there are some cases that are not taken in the account during installation.


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

Try this should work, finally. The link was for the comment actually which got me to the idea of doing it the same way nothing more.


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

You don't need another computer to use the dd tool. Do the transfer the way you did to the USB.


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

I think they remove it automatically so not much can be done here. The first thing that comes to my mind is to copy the raw image on the partition created for NetSecL from your existing OS like you did with the USB - worth a try.

"How to copy an image into hard disc

    That is the same case as How to copy an image into the USB drive but with the difference that you need to boot with some external media, like another USB stick or livecd with the dd tool in it." from here http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:SUSE_St … _hard_disc


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

I switched back to Graphical. Try now.


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

Well there you have it in 3 different format preload, live and for USB


I changed back the run level to console, I haven't changed anything else. The formats are automatically generated. Boot options is something I can not directly control from this environment so it is the way they generate it, if they change the environment nothing can be done. I noticed something like this actually when I built NetSecL OS 4 - you can only put predefined options.


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

Try the Live CD version
Burn it or transfer it on the USB.


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

Ok, great so it boots and you are able to see it.  Strange you get those - I don't get those errors, but try as root after that you go into graphical mode with startx.
>  Failed to write pack file. - Hmmmmmmm, doesn't sound right ...
Well if you want to install trough USB I think it would be best to use the LiveDVD you now know what option is needed to boot and it directly boots graphical. I can also build the Secure OS as a LiveDVD if you like?


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

You said you see the boot menu? Right? Just write this:
http://en.opensuse.org/images/thumb/8/8 … xample.jpg

Other things to try:

That's all.

Let me know if it works,


(98 replies, posted in Hardware )

LiveVM? OK, I think I understood you. In your previous post you said that you already use the virtual machine, you downloaded the ready one from opensuse - and yes you are not supposed to install anything smile. Just use it, suspend it and then run it again whenever you want - it is like a PC but a virtual one smile. You can install packages and uninstall as you wish there is Software management in Yast.


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Yes it stays there and you can have the benefits of GrSecurity inside the virtual machine. No no info is needed, because it is virtual. Enjoy. I will close this topic and make FAQ out of it. Feel free to open another topic.


(9 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Well I guess it did work huh smile? Good to know. I will dig lets see if I find something it has been alot of time since then. What  I can do for you is to replace the default kernel provided with my own that will support your system for that we will need to experiment a bit with you smile. I'm sure at some point I will be able to make a configuration that will work.


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Well your best option here is to download the VMWare Virtual machine which is preinstalled and ready: http://susestudio.com/a/EmL6GN/netsecl-os--2
And install VMPlayer for Linux which is free. Graphic drivers are virtual meaning they are not the same as in your actual system - it depends on the virtualization. The PS2 keyboard is enough can be USB or whatever, but they idea was to wake the system. In virtual environments btw you don't need a DVD the devices are virtual and you can directly mount a ISO to a drive.


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

The hashes should mach although I have never tried in theory they should. However you said it boots so it seems fine to me. Do you have a PS2 on the Motherboard? If you have and if you have a PS2 keyboard or borrow one - try waking up with it. I have seen some cases where the system doesn't respond to USB keyboard.


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

>Did you know that when you are logged in to this site I can not access it? It makes an >infinite loop and the page loading times out.

Just tested, nothing happens at least on my side.

Nooo, 12 hours is really long period not more than 10-15 minutes. Something seems wrong here I think the part with the awakening, but I'm not sure what can cause this. Lets try this - turn off the monitor while it boots - 10-15 min. Turn the monitor on. Hit the Up arrow key it should wake on the moment not more than 20 sec. Hmmm I know this seems stupid but just a thought is your keyboard ps2 or USB?


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Well seems OK to me. I tested again it really took a coffee to boot, but after that the performance is great you can use the OS right of the USB - I really was amazed that it can work so fast off the USB. So what happened on my side it boots - you see the logo of NetSecL, but takes time, the monitor sleeps in energy saving mode - you hit any key and it wakes, you will see the login prompt. When you boot do you hit F12 to choose to boot from USB? After that do you see the logo of NetSecL? I really don't see why it doesn't work on you side - seems that the md5sum is ok and transfer to usb to, so it should work.


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Ok, let start from the begining. So did the downloaded file from SuSe Studio match the md5sum f11f16ee56e0e01e25f57443b70874ac ? If it didn't the the download is corrupt and from there you will get further mistakes.  I noticed that sometimes susestudio interupts the download for some reason and I even had to download with a download manager. My USB loads although pretty slow, but it does load. If you can try using the graphical tool (with sudo or root) let it do all the work.


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Well I decided to create a sub-project. I have tested and it fits on 4 GB usb, it doesn't have much stuff in it. And about the kernel well again you will have to set it up in Yast>Boot. USBs seem to boot rather slow or at least at the machine I tried it now, but have patience it will boot. And I configured for you to not boot in graphical state, but to console. So you can fix the XOrg issues. Of course after you log in you can start the XOrg server with startx smile

And here is the outcome of my experiment, hope it works for you. I had hard time to decide what to remove:


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Ok so you say no room on the USB. It really is strange that SuSe studio calculate the compressed size aspecially for the USB, well I guess you will need a larger USB after all - but you know don't buy it only of it is for the instalation, buy it for yourself - something you will need in future.


(2 replies, posted in General Discussion)


Well sorry to hear that. Good you have a backup - it is very important thing I have been convinced of that many times aspecially when my HDDs blew up. I think I will need to make a Video for the installation so other people don't do this although I have posted a link in the release anouncement how the preload instalation works.

So about the sound. Read the last page of this document: http://rsync.netsecl.com/netsecl_install.pdf it will get the sound to work.

Everyone knows what a bad day is. So I wish you to leave bad luck in the past days and begin a new one with a smile smile.



(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

What's the error?


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

4 GBs are ok. The image for the USB is Disk Image, 1.78 GB, x86_64 click on media and download it

And here is the howto for writing it:

I think it is better to download the specific image for the specific purpouse, otherwise it becomes a mess. I hope it works this time.

The Virtual machines (Virtual Box, Vmplayer, QEMU) yes it is an isolated enviorment, the idea was to know what to hit as keys while you are blindfolded.

5 GB was for the Live DVD it loads fully in RAM so this is different it is not installed on a writable media, but since you tried to convert it I can only guess what the outcome can be. Try the USB image and let me know I think it will work, only we should get the XOrg driver set up correctly, but I think there is a good chance.


(86 replies, posted in General Discussion)

ok. Well I'm not sure this would really help but let's try that boot NetSecL Live wait a bit to be sure it loaded and then hit alt + f1 this should open a terminal from there (if it even opens a terminal) you will try to call yast and search for install. I'm not sure if that will work but it is worth a try. It is really strange that in the preload iso you are not able to see the installation ... - text mode should not require anything special as video resolution or even drivers. And maybe even blind folded you will be able to install it the only selection you make there is the partition and then hit the install so basically the selection of the partition is the tricky part, but you can recreate the situation in a Virtual Machine and see what you need to hit as buttons.